SGF is the authoritative voice for the Scottish convenience trade to both policy makers and the media with almost 2,000 convenience stores in membership, including groups such as SPAR Scotland, Booker Premier, Keystore, Costcutter, McColl's, Scotmid, Clydebank Co-op and the Scottish Co-operative, as well as a number of independent retailers.
SGF works with its members and a wide range of stakeholders to exchange insight on policy areas in order to maintain a strong reputation and profile for the small and medium sized shop sector, influence public policy and find common ground with stakeholders so ensuring the convenience store sector's ability to continue to operate successfully.
Our central aim is to work with policy makers and decision takers in order to help deliver policies that create the right trading environment for all involved in our industry. This in turn will allow the convenience store sector to prosper and deliver growth within the Scottish economy through investment and job creation.
SGF members are part of a unified retail voice and it is this togetherness which is fundamental to our influence and impact. By coming together under the SGF umbrella our members can use their collective weight to bring about change and shape the policy framework within which the sector operates.
Engaging with policy makers
Membership of SGF allows retailers to more effectively share their views with elected representatives at the local, Holyrood and Westminster levels.
Raising the profile of the sector
SGF maintains a high profile in the media as the voice of the convenience store industry. We stand up for our members' interests, promote the good work they are doing in their local communities and highlight issues of concern with key decision makers.
SGF works tireleslly to promote responsible community retailing not just with retailers but also with elected representatives, the Scottish Government and the media.
Retailers and suppliers are brought together under the SGF umbrella there are a number of opportunities like the Annual SGF Conference and annual SGF Networking events to allow retailers and suppliers to network.
Keeping you informed
SGF members are kept up to date with new and emerging policy issues and trade news through our quarterly Community Shop newsletter and the bi-weekly SGF Update which allows members to receive a summary of the latest news and information on legislation and events likely to affect the convenience store industry.
£25 per store
£50 for first store plus £25 for each additional store