The Scottish Buying Group For Independent Convenience Retailers


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Convenience Retailer Opportunity

PGMA is a buying group, trading via Costcutter.

PGMA, through this partnership allows independent retailers access to one of the biggest symbol group retail organisations and their extensive ranges in Fresh, Frozen, BWS and ambient ranges all delivered direct to store whilst still retaining their full independence; an inherent policy of PGMA.

What Our Retailers Say

“PGMA are a cost-effective way of giving you access to brands and support that for us have transformed our business, increased our turnover, transaction count and basket spend plus achieving the higher level of independence we wanted. Martin and his team are always there offering the level of support that suits you. Their passion and dedication to help our independent business to thrive is second to none, and we would 100% recommend PGMA to anybody else.”

Craig and Vikki at Houghton Village Store

“Since joining PGMA our customers at Balvicar stores have been enjoying a huge range of products previously unavailable to them on the Isle of Seil, Including the hugely popular Coop own branded items and high-quality fresh produce. The delivery service has been second to none with weekly ambient deliveries and twice weekly fresh deliveries! PGMA’s commercial manager Martin has a depth of retail experience and knowledge which he shares freely, this has been very helpful for many aspects of our business.”

Chris and Wendy at Balvicar Stores

“We have been trading through PGMA for over 30 years which shows that we like the system, we’re a small business but by being part of PGMA we have access to Costcutter, while retaining our independent trading identity. It gives us easy ordering, twice a week tritemp deliveries, a comprehensive product range & the Coop label. Importantly, we have Martin and the Team in the office to handle any queries.”

Bill and Tina at Drummore Stores

“We rely on PGMA for well over 50% of our supplies which makes them a vital part of our business; it is with pleasure and confidence that we deal with an organisation that adds considerable value to what they provide. The PGMA systems are straight forward, their back-up and service is excellent, their retail experience and knowledge is readily accessible and their finger on Scotland's pulse keeps us aware of trends that may affect our business. To Martin and his team, we say 'Thank You – it's great dealing with you!”

John & Clare Upton, Poolewe, Wester Ross.

Access to Co-op Own Label

Access to the excellent Co-op own label brand in Fresh, Frozen, BWS and ambient ranges. Alongside an extensive branded offer, tailored for the convenience sector.

Access to Mace Branding

For those who want an instantly recognisable kerbside identity for their store. MACE facia is available to all PGMA retailers.

A Simplified Ordering System

Offering a simplified ordering system with direct-to-store delivery. Order on mobile, tablet or PC from anywhere you can get connected!

Distribution Services

Goods delivered direct to your store from Central Distribution which gives access to the biggest ranges and freshest stock.

Many More Benefits Including:

  • Three-weekly promotional cycle covering all product areas.
  • Extensive Seasonal opportunities, maximise every opportunity.
  • All product areas available including non-food opportunities.
  • Multiple deliveries per week available.
  • Sliding scale of rebates available against targeted average weekly purchases.
  • Weekly consolidate Invoice. 1 invoice, 1 payment.
  • Payment collected by direct debit, 7 days after weekly statement issued.


Joining PGMA can add significant value to your business. By partnering with PGMA, you gain access to a wide range of benefits that can help to strengthen your brand identity, expand your stock options, and simplify your ordering and delivery processes, among many others.

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Ready to access benefits that strengthen your brand identity, expand stock options, and simplify ordering and delivery? Fill out the form below, and PGMA will be in touch to discuss how we can help you achieve success.

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