Promoting Responsible Community Retailing by Lobbying, Communication, Networking and Advice.

Ensuring a sustainable and prosperous convenience industry in Scotland

About SGF

SGF is the national trade association for the convenience store industry in Scotland. It is the authoritative voice for the industry to both policy makers and the media.

The Federation's key activities are:

  • Communication
  • Lobbying
  • Advice
  • Networking

The SGF currently has over 3,000 stores in membership. Membership includes all the major symbol groups, Co-op and convenience multiples operating in Scotland. We are stronger together.

Our members provide a wide selection of products and valuable services throughout Scotland's cities, local town centres, rural and island communities. The sector contributes £532 million per annum to the Scottish economy in Gross Value Added.The sector directly employs over 41,000 people. Each independent convenience store also reinvests hundreds of thousands of pounds each year back into the local economy by providing local jobs, using local services and local suppliers.

SGF promotes responsible community retailing and works with the Government, the Scottish Parliament and the media to encourage a greater understanding of the contribution convenience retailers make to Scotland’s communities.

SGF has played a key role in establishing the first-ever Scottish Parliament Cross Party Group on Independent Convenience Stores.

SGF celebrates its centenary year in 2018.

Latest News

  • SGF Strengthens partnership with STP +

    Scottish Grocer’s’ Federation (SGF) has announced the new appointment of Pete Cheema, their Chief Executive, to the Board of Directors Read More
  • SGF Launches Planning Gateway +

    Scottish Grocers Federation has taken a major step forward in enabling its retail members to easily access information on planning Read More
  • Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme (AWRS) +

    Wholesalers From 1st April 2016, alcohol wholesalers had to begin a process of registration with HMRC. Details of the registration Read More
  • New Presidential Team at SGF +

    SGF has taken a big step towards ensuring business continuity and effective succession planning as it moves towards its centenary Read More
  • The Impact of Responsible Retailing +

    The Scottish Grocers Federation (SGF) has welcomed newly published statistics from a key Scottish government report which show that it Read More
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