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:
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.