A new store fascia has been launched by the PGMA, the buying arm of the Scottish Grocers' Federation.
PGMA is a non-profit making organisation with 70 outlets signed up, all of which are supplied through Nisa.
Of these, about half are expected to adopt the new 2C ­ Convenience in your Community fascia by the end of 2004.
The fascia is aimed at retailers who may not want to become part of a symbol group but who nevertheless recognise the value of having a group fascia they can get behind.
"The buying group has been around for ages and is targeted at entry level stores," said Scottish Grocers' Federation chief executive Scott Landsburgh.
"It has not been promoted because of the conflict of interest. But if it is going to survive, it needs to be rebranded and pushed forward."

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