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online supermarket shopping

Online sales buck trends

The latest lockdown has triggered the highest ever levels of January online grocery sales, with British shoppers spending £1.4bn on online groceries in the four-week period.
high street

Hard start to the year

Total retail sales in Scotland were at their lowest ever levels in January as lockdown restrictions returned to the highstreet, according to the latest KPMG data produced for the Scottish Retail Consortium.

Pay rise for staff at Morrisons

Morrisons has pledged to increase the wages of its 96,000 employees by approximately 9% this year.
Lidl donations

Every Lidl helps

Lidl customers donated almost 40,000 packets of rice, tins of tuna, and cereal to the discounter’s ‘Teaming up to Tackle Hunger ‘initiative in the five weeks to Christmas.

Asda feeds thousands

ASDA has donated over half a million meals to people in need through its partnership with charity The Bread and Butter Thing (TBBT).
Tesco community cooks

No recess for Tesco school

Tesco’s culinary initiative is back for a second phase of community cook training.
Dr Graham Senior and Charlene

Bravery rewarded

Graham's The Family Dairy has awarded one lucky consumer with a year’s worth of dairy products after a video of her pushing a dairy lorry up a hill during last month’s Storm Darcy went viral.
Elixir Distillers Islay distillery

Seal of approval

Construction of a new distillery on Islay has been given the green light after Elixir Distillers was granted planning permission by Argyll and Bute council.

Lees lands a lucrative listing

Confectionery manufacturer Lees of Scotland has secured its third listing with high street retailer Marks and Spencer.
Spar fundraising

Second round of fundraising

SPAR Scotland’s Community Cashback campaign is back for a second time.

Costcutter trials app

Costcutter Supermarkets Group (CSG) has launched a new loyalty app for consumers on a three-month trial basis.
2021 ACS Rural Shop Report

Rural retailers are essential

Rural shops provide a lifeline for isolated communities, according to the latest report from the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS).

Collecting from Aldi

ALDI has launched click-and-collect services in Scotland for the first time.
plan for profit

Planning for profit

Unitas has expanded its Plan for Profit programme with the launch of new guides in partnership with PepsiCo and Mars Wrigley.
Border boss John Cunningham

Border gives one million

Lanark-based Border Biscuits has hit a major charity fundraising milestone, raising £1 million for good causes.

Chocolate biscuits with zero guilt

Health may not be the first word that springs to mind when you think of chocolate, but Gullón’s new sugar-free biscuit could help with that

RTDs gaining ground

Home working drives growth

Organic NPD for Cheerios

Meat-free pot snacks

Plant-based sweet treats

A monster mix

Insights to drive sales

Big spend on Revive

Sparkling sales