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Independent Convenience Stores

This Cross-party group's purpose:

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. Across Scotland, the sector employs over 49,000 people directly. Meanwhile, the sector contributes £10.6bn in GVA and over £9.1in taxes to the UK economy. The group brings together the key stakeholders in the independent convenience store sector: retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers, and trade associations. invite guest speakers to participate, including Scottish Government Ministers and officials.

Next meeting

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

The next meeting of the CPG on Independent Convenience Stores will take place on 4 June 2024.

Get in touch

If you want to get in touch, you can contact Luke McGarty [email protected]

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Involved in the group

MSPs, individuals and organisations who participate in and support this group.

Current Members

Gordon MacDonald

Convener

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Edinburgh Pentlands (Constituency)

Daniel Johnson

Deputy Convener

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Edinburgh Southern (Constituency)

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Dumbarton (Constituency)

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Uddingston and Bellshill (Constituency)

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Lothian (Region)

Murdo Fraser

Member

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Mid Scotland and Fife (Region)

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: North East Scotland (Region)

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire (Constituency)

Monica Lennon

Member

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Central Scotland (Region)

John Mason

Member

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Glasgow Shettleston (Constituency)


Non MSP Individuals

Professor Leigh Sparks, Stirling University

Dr Maria Rybazewska, Stirling University


Organisations

Scottish Grocers Federation - secretary

Scotmid

British Independent Retailers Association

Scottish Wholesale Association

Scottish Licensed Trade Association

Scottish Business Resilience Centre

Scottish Anti Illicit Trade Group

Keep Scotland Beautiful

Scottish Local Retailer

Co-operative Food

Clydebank Co-operative

CJ Lang & Son Ltd

Booker Premier

Costcutter Supermarkets

Mace Stores

Abdul Majid & Son Ltd

Broadway Premier Edinburgh

JW Filshill

Khalsa Retail LTD

PGMA

SGF Healthy Living Programme

United Wholesale Grocery

United Wholesale Scotland

Bestway Retail

Pinkie Farm Stores

Scotland Food and Drink

Londis Stores