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Harris Aslam

Harris Aslam
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Harris Aslam runs a chain of independent convenience stores in the Fife, Clackmannanshire and Tillicoultry areas of Scotland.

“Rather than competitive, we want to be disruptive”

A big focus for us at Eros Retail is unconventional thinking – looking for ideas from beyond the normal sphere of convenience retail. It’s all...
'Work with us, not against us, on recycling'

‘Work with us, not against us, on recycling’

As retailers and as consumers, we have a role to play in reducing waste, recycling and improving the environment we all share. This can...
Social Media Use

How I turned £10 into £750 using social media

There are very few ways a retailer can turn £10 into £750, but that’s exactly what we did using social media when Highland Games...
Why the craft beer opportunity for retailers isn't just about what's on the shelves

Why the craft beer opportunity for retailers isn’t just about what’s on the shelves

Key questions for us when considering new suppliers are: what is the potential for growth and how can we stand out? Few sectors can...
Do your homework, network and get suppliers to back your store

Do your homework, network and get suppliers to back your store

Trade exhibitions are a prime opportunity to develop your business. We attended the Nisa exhibition earlier this month and, instead of going around the...

How keeping ahead of the curve can bring big benefits

It as a great success and we had excellent customer feedback. Our new store, Greens of Tillicoultry was opened on March 1, after several weeks...
tesco-booker merger

Why we’ll be watching Tesco and Booker closely

Harris Aslam runs a chain of independent convenience stores in Scotland. In his first column for Retail Express, he tells us his thoughts on...