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Funding on offer for Scots subpostmasters who want to offer food to go

02 March 2018

A capital investment programme to help Scottish convenience stores improve their food-to-go offering has gone live.

The Scottish government scheme, which was announced at the Scottish Grocers Federation’s conference in November last year, has made £250,000 of funding available to convenience stores to support and encourage retailers to innovate and respond to changing customer demands through the development of a food-to-go offering.

The award criteria encourages retailers to focus on locally-sourced products and healthy eating options.

Retailers can apply for up to £7,500, which must be matched by the retailer, to install new food-to-go facilities.

Pete Cheema, chief executive of SGF, said: “I would strongly urge retailers to get involved. This grant programme will ensure that retailers can respond to the changing needs and expectations of customers by providing a high quality food-to-go offering with a strong focus on healthy eating options. These new food-to-go stations will help retailers remain competitive, increase footfall and generate a new income stream.”

Applications to the programme, which is being administered by SGF, will be accepted up until 30 April 2018.

Click here for more information and to apply.