Purpose of the group
To inform MSPs of the issues and challenges facing independent convenience stores and to highlight the contribution local neighbourhood shops make to Scotland’s communities – particularly helping to sustain rural and marginalised urban communities - and to Scotland’s economy (there are more convenience stores per head of population than in the rest of the UK). The group will bring together the key stakeholders in the independent convenience store sector: retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers and trade associations. It will connect with wider stakeholders in the voluntary and charity sectors and invite guest speakers to participate.
12 September 2017 at 6pm in the Robert Burns Room (CR1).
28 November 2017 at 6pm in the Robert Burns Room (CR1).
Next meeting: 23 May 2017
This meeting will be held at 6pm in the Robert Burns Room (CR1).
Non MSP Individuals
Professor Leigh Sparks
The Rev Neil Galbraith
Scottish Grocers Federation - secretary
British Independent Retailers Association
British Oil Security Syndicate
British Security Industry Association
Scottish Wholesale Association
Scottish Licensed Trade Association
Scottish Business Resilience Centre
Scottish Anti Illicit Trade Group
Scottish Retail and Wholesale Security Group
Keep Scotland Beautiful
Glasgow the Caring City
East Edinburgh Community Alcohol Partnership
Scottish Local Retailer
CJ Lang & Son Ltd
Abdul Majid & Son Ltd
Broadway Premier Edinburgh
Khalsa Retail LTD
SGF Healthy Living Programme
United Wholesale Grocery
United Wholesale Scotland
Bestway Wholesale and Retail