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Retailer anger as Scottish government reveals DRS policy
The Scottish government has rejected key retailer requirements in the newly announced details of its deposit return scheme (DRS).
The news has repercussions for retailers throughout the UK, where environment minister Michael Gove suggested the UK-wide scheme should mirror the Scottish system.
Multiple-first launches ‘undervalue indies’
Independent convenience store owners are more likely to stock, but also more likely to delist, a new product that is made only available to supermarkets first.
The findings come from the analysis of 21 of the most well-known supplier launches of 2018 by RN.
Sales hit as Booker ups RRP on own-label lines
Booker retailers have told RN the wholesaler has increased the RRP and wholesale prices on a number of popular Euro Shopper and Happy Shopper lines.
According to unaffiliated, Premier and Londis retailers, a number of Euro Shopper household and impulse lines have been affected by the changes.