Celebrating Scotland’s top retailers

Celebrating Scotland’s top retailers

A huge congratulations to the 2020 finalists of the Scottish Grocer Awards.

The best and brightest in the country’s convenience retailing industry will gather to celebrate success at the Scottish Grocer Awards on Thursday 12 March at the Hilton in Glasgow.

A total of 19 awards will be presented, covering a wide variety of different aspects of independent and convenience retailing, from innovation and enterprise to family business, and offer the opportunity to celebrate the best of the best in the industry.

Firstly, congratulation to finalists in the Post Office Retailer of the Year category:

Cairneyhill Spar & Post Office, Blantyre
A commitment to customer service drives everything at Spar Cairneyhill and its Post Office services are right at the heart of that. A ‘drop and go’ service attracts local businesses, and the store’s prescription collection service provides a valuable amenity to the community. All staff are fully Post Office trained thanks to a comprehensive training system.

Dalrymple Spar & Post Office, Ayrshire
This store successfully combines a thriving grocery operation with a busy Post Office service. Facilities include a mobile Post Office van that travels as far as an hour’s drive from the store to provide services to remote villages – visiting some as often as five days a week. Offering currency exchange and business banking as well as ‘drop and go’ among its services, Spar Dalrymple has become a destination store.

Merchant City Post Office, Glasgow
Occupying a high footfall location in Glasgow city centre, Post Office services play an important role at this store. Inside, there is an easy pathway through the bright convenience shop to the Post Office, which includes a dedicated business banking area. All staff are Post Office trained and there is a system in place to ensure that they all keep up to date on the latest developments.

And good luck to other retailers with a Post Office who are also through to the finals. They are:

  • High Blantyre Post Office – finalists in Innovation Award, Sustainability Champion and Community Retailer of the Year categories
  • Dalmuir Post Office – finalists in Confectionery Retailer of the Year category
  • Linktown Post Office – finalists in Merchandising Award and Independent Retailer of the Year categories

Winners will be announced on the night of 12 March. You can see the winners by following @ScottishGrocer on Twitter.