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EXCLUSIVE: Retailers warned of upcoming tobacco legislation period
Retailers are still unaware of the upcoming tobacco track and trace legislation, despite being given a three-week window to register. The legislation is designed to tackle illicit tobacco by requiring wholesalers to scan unique codes on tobacco from 20 May.
EXCLUSIVE: Norway stores promote local DRS model for UK
Independent shop owners in Norway have urged Scottish retailers to support the adoption of a Nordic-style deposit return scheme (DRS). RN and pro-DRS retailers Mo Razzaq and David Woodrow attended an exclusive Norway study tour organised and partially funded by RVM systems, which manufactures deposit return systems.
Find out how Bestway is helping retailers meet hygiene standards
Bestway has launched a series of development programmes designed to help Bargain Booze and Best-one retailers improve sales through improved food hygiene ratings and store standards.
The news follows an RN investigation into food hygiene ratings uncovering that 12.57% of Best-one and 6.96% of Bargain Booze stores had failing grades.
Bargain Booze retailers who have a failing rating will be guided by their franchise support managers to help achieve a passing grade of three or more out of five.