Costcutter Supermarkets Group has pledged its support to the Scottish Grocers Federation (SGF) by providing its Scottish retailers with free membership to the trade body.
The move which sees over 100 Scottish Costcutter retailers given the option to take a year’s membership with immediate effect comes as the PGMA Group prepares to join the Costcutter operation on a supply and service arrangement later in the year.
Nick Ivel, Costcutter Managing Director said: “We’ve been keen to join the SGF for a while now and taking the proactive approach of signing up all our retailers, is recognition of the great work they do representing independent retailers like ours in Scotland.
“The SGF provides considerable benefits to retailers by working with its members and stakeholders to maintain the political and industry profile of the convenience trade in Scotland.
“It is our shared aim to deliver maximum support to retailers to thrive and develop in what are currently difficult trading conditions and as our operations continue to grow in the area; this demonstrates our commitment to supporting retailers and to the future of Costcutter trading in Scotland.”
John Drummond, Chief Executive of SGF said: “SGF is delighted to welcome all Scottish Costcutter retailers into membership alongside so many other positive, professional retail groups who want to work together to influence policy, access helpful advice, and network with other retailers.”