'Use us or lose us' challenge by Scottish independent food shops
- Donald Reid
- 20 January 2010
There have been warnings from two of Glasgow’s finest food shops, Heart Buchanan on Byres Road and Delizique on Hyndland Street, who’ve mounted a ‘use us or lose us’ challenge to local shoppers. The arrival of Waitrose in the West End may have set Kelvinside hearts a-flutter, but it has sucked trade away from local independents.
It’s the same challenge that echoes around Edinburgh’s Stockbridge – home of Scotland’s first Waitrose but now without independent food shops The Store and the larger of Herbie’s two delis.