The Scottish Grocers’ Federation (SGF) recently attended the Scottish Government’s Scottish Grocery Retailers Forum. This was the first meeting to be held since SGF was invited to join the Forum by the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment, Richard Lochhead, further to the Convenience Store Summit that took place in October 2009.
The Scottish Grocery Retailers’ Forum was set up to take forward work on the National Food and Drink Policy.
Issues at the meeting ranged from the economy, protected food names and provenance labelling to the Obesity Route Map and Alcohol Bill.
Speaking at the meeting, John Drummond, Chief Executive of SGF said,
“SGF are delighted to be involved with the Forum. I see it as recognition of the role played by convenience stores across Scotland.
“The issues are similar, whether stores are large or small. We look forward to contributing to the work of the Forum.”