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 Best Trade Association +

    In 2018 the Scottish Grocers’ Federation celebrated its centenary year and it proved to be an incredibly successful and productive Read More
  • Scottish Government Wrong On Restricting Promotion +

    Scottish Grocers Federation has strongly criticised Scottish government proposals to restrict grocery promotions such as multibuys in stores as lacking Read More
  • SGF calls for investment fund towards Scottish Deposit Return System +

    Scottish Grocers Federation is calling for the Scottish government to set up a new £50 million investment fund to enable Read More
  • Clampdown on Youth Drinking Widens its Impact +

    An award-winning campaign aimed at tackling underage drinking by raising awareness of the negative effects and offence of buying alcohol Read More
  • Personal Licence Renewals – SGF Says ‘No’ to Retailer Fees +

    The Scottish Grocers’ Federation has just submitted its response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on introducing a fee for applying Read More
  • 1