Topic: community retailing

Strengthening the future for community retailers

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)

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Staying power

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)

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Fare Choice Issue 66

Scottish Older People’s Taskforce; REHIS Elementary Food and Health course; foodwork in working families; exploring how community food initiatives are responding to the need for emergency food aid. This issue also includes an insert launching our annual development fund and outlining what last year’s recipients of the fund have been up to.  

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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.

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Impact of ‘winter promotion’ funding, 2013

CFHS fact sheet that summarises the feedback obtained from community food retailers funded by CFHS to run promotional activities in winter 2013.

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Shared tastes and common values

Exploring Scotland’s past, current and potential future relationship between co-operation, food and health.

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Retail in Rural Regions Final Report – Scotland

The final report, produced from a Scottish perspective, on the northern European transnational study into rural retailing.

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Development of a produce supply chain between community growers, caterers, and retailers in Edinburgh

CFHS commissioned Blake Stevenson to carry out research into the feasibility of establishing a produce supply chain between community growers, caterers and retailers in Edinburgh.

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Flying off the shelves

This guide included ideas and suggestions about the right location for a stall, making the most of the produce being sold, encouraging sales and promoting a stall.

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Healthy Living Tastes Better

Through its work CFHS was aware that a number of housing associations were involved in delivering or supporting community food and health work. This publication showcases some examples of housing associations involved in community food and health work.

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