This publication is an accessible summary of research carried for us out in 2016 by the University of Stirling’s Institute for Retail Studies. It looked at the sustainability of community retailing. It includes the research’s key finding and recommendations. Strengthening the future for community retailers (pdf)
Retailing and catering
This publication consolidates and reflects on the key findings and recommendations included in five pieces of research about community retailing, which were carried out between 2007 and 2016 It also considers notes and reports of a community retailing round table, and events and meetings held for community retailers and stakeholders. Staying power (pdf)
This CFHS factsheet reports on three community cafe learning visits that took place between November 2014 and February 2015.
CFHS held a networking event for community cafes on 26 June 2014 in Glasgow. The aims of the event were to give everyone taking part the chance to meet staff and volunteers from other community cafes; space and time to think about and discuss the future; the chance to find out about the Edinburgh Community …
This report and summary is the product of discussions that included practitioners, planners, policy makers and academics. Discussions centred around viewing emergency food aid as one dimension of wider food poverty and ensuring we understood the nature and scale of causes, need and impact. The consensus was that local responses had to be informed, joined …
Evaluation of the impact of the Scottish Grocers Federation Healthy Living Programme on community retailers
This research looks at the impact of the Scottish Grocers Healthy Living Programme’s training and resources on community retailers selling fruit and vegetables. The research highlights the benefits of both the training and resources, but also their limitations. It also makes some recommendations about how else the programme could support community retailers.
CFHS fact sheet that summarises the feedback obtained from six community food initiatives funded by CFHS to buy and sell or use more locally-grown fruit and vegetables.
Exploring Scotland’s past, current and potential future relationship between co-operation, food and health.
CFHS fact sheet that summarises the feedback obtained from 12 of the 15 community food retailers funded by CFHS to run promotional activities in January and February 2012.
With funding from CFHS, Community Organisation for Race Equality (CORE) has produced a case study on its World Cafe. It covers the background and history of the World Cafe, the essential elements of the model, the role of volunteers, the development of healthy recipes and how the cafe works to build links between individuals and …