Booker Group is the UK’s leading food & drink wholesaler with 23 branches in Scotland. Booker Wholesale offers Premier, Family Shopper and any independent retailer, the ease and convenience of deliveries, with the flexibility of shopping in branch. Booker Retail partners is the award winning supply solution for both Londis and Budgens stores.
As well as outstanding service levels, retailers across Booker Group have a great choice of recognised own-brands such as Discover the Choice, Farm Fresh, Euro Shopper and Happy Shopper, along with great everyday low prices. Our commitment to our customers is to increase choice, lower prices and improve service.
Barr Soft Drinks
AG Barr is a successful branded soft drinks business with a diverse and differentiated portfolio of great tasting brands that people love. We make it our business to understand what our consumers want and our brands offer people a choice of great tasting products and bring exciting innovation to the market. Whether it’s our iconic IRN-BRU, launched in 1901 and still going strong today, our market leading RUBICON fruit and juice drinks, or our pure, clear Scottish spring water STRATHMORE. We also operate long-term successful partnerships, complementing our own range of products with global brands SNAPPLE, SAN BENEDETTO and BUNDABERG Brewed Drinks in the UK and beyond.
Britvic is the largest supplier of branded still soft drinks in Great Britain and the number two supplier of branded carbonated soft drinks. The company combines its own leading brand portfolio, including Robinsons, J2O, Drench, Purdey’s, Fruit Shoot and R White’s with PepsiCo brands such as Rockstar, Pepsi Max, Tango, 7UP and Lipton Ice Tea, which Britvic produces and sells in Great Britain and Ireland under exclusive PepsiCo agreements. Operating in both the ‘Take Home’ and ‘On-Premise’ channels, Britvic offers its customers a portfolio of soft drinks to meet every consumer occasion and has a strong track record of delivering successful innovation.
In Great Britain Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) employs some 3,500 people across England, Scotland and Wales at manufacturing sites, offices and depots.
In GB, CCEP makes, sells and delivers products including the following for The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC): Coca-Cola original taste, Diet Coke, Coca-Cola zero sugar, Fanta, Sprite, Dr Pepper, glacéau smartwater, Schweppes, Fuze Tea, Appletiser and Oasis. CCEP in GB also makes, sells or delivers Monster, Relentless, Capri-Sun and Costa RTD Coffee.
Since 2010 we have introduced 91 new low/zero sugar products and taken 45,000 tonnes of sugar out of our portfolio. Our bottles and cans are all 100% recyclable and since the end of 2020 all our core range bottles are made with 50% recycled plastic.
JTI manufactures some of the fastest growing cigarette and tobacco brands, such as Kensitas Club[i], Benson & Hedges Blue[ii] and Sterling Rolling Tobacco[iv]. In addition, JTI supply other leading tobacco products including the UK’s No.1 tobacco and cigarillo brands, Amber Leaf[iii] and Sterling Dual Capsule Leaf Wrapped[v], as well as Holborn Yellow. Alongside this, in the Reduced Risk Products category, JTI’s successful Logic e-cigarette range includes the Logic Compact Device and more recently in the heated tobacco category, our newest device Ploom. JTI has also entered a new category with its 100% tobacco-free brand, Nordic Spirit, which is currently the UK’s leading tobacco-free nicotine pouch brand[vi] available in a variety of different flavours and strengths.
News Scotland – publishers of The Times Scotland, The Sunday Times Scotland and The Scottish Sun – is the fastest-growing media brand in Scotland. We also draw on the strength of News UK of which we are part. The success of News Scotland titles ensures that our readers are well-informed about the major issues happening across Scotland, the UK and wider world. In an age of ‘fake news’, when trust is at a premium, we are witnessing a flight to quality – and our powerful news brands are at the forefront of that trend.
SGF serves all strands of the Scottish convenience sector. SGF supports the retailers and their staff in running their business. We also support suppliers, manufacturers, the food service industry and service providers within the industry. We are the only authoritative voice for the Scottish convenience store industry – an industry that provides over 47,000 jobs throughout just over 5,000 stores; Scotland has more c-stores per head of population than the rest of the UK! We strive to ensure the viability of our retailers’ businesses in whatever way we can. For further information please visit www.sgfscot.co.uk/about/who-we-are.
Snappy Shopper is a tried and tested home delivery platform, tailored for the convenience store sector, with a track record of strong results. Over 750 stores across the UK, from independent retailers to regional Co-ops and symbol groups, are supported by the online ordering platform which delivers significant incremental revenue for retailers, with low commission rates and strong brand awareness. Visit retailers.snappyshopper.co.uk to find out more.
TOMRA is a global provider of recycling technology for capturing empty drinks containers. Our technology helps to enable Deposit Return Schemes (DRS), capturing bottles and cans for closed-loop recycling as part of the transition to a more circular economy. With over 84 000 installations across more than 60 markets, TOMRA’s reverse vending machines capture 40 billion used beverage containers every year. In Scotland, the local TOMRA team are ready to help retailers as they prepare for the introduction of the first deposit return system in the UK.