The Scottish Retail Consortium has appointed Safeway communications director Kevin Hawkins as deputy chair. Eddie Thompson, founder of Scottish convenience chain Morning Noon and Night, has been reappointed for his second year as chairman. SRC director Patrick Browne said: "The re-election of Eddie and the appointment of Kevin bring a renewed vigour to the work of the Scottish Retail Consortium. Safeway is one of Scotland's largest retailers, and Hawkins gives the SRC a balance in terms of leadership." {{NEWS }}