Inspiring the convenience community
Scotmid Co-operative Society has posted a £24m increase in full-year sales to £378m following its acquisition of Botterills Convenience Stores. Although the society’s food convenience retail division delivered “solid profit growth”, overall operating profits fell 11% to £9.1m during the year due to the economic downturn and severe weather conditions.
Retailer groups have given a cautious welcome to the government’s pledge to cut red tape. The Association of Convenience Stores and the British Retail Consortium backed the launch this week of the Red Tape Challenge website, which gives businesses and members of the public a forum to highlight badly designed regulations they believe create an unnecessary burden.
Convenience and speciality food stores are the second-biggest losers when it comes retail theft only clothing outlets faring worse, according to the latest annual survey by the Centre for Retail Research for Checkpoint Systems. Total...
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