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Thursday, July 9, 2020
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Tag: COVID-19

Mandatory face coverings from 10 July

FACE coverings will be mandatory in Scottish shops this month, the First Minister has announced. Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed that the new rule will come...

One third reporting a sales drop

While many c-stores have experienced extraordinary sales growth during the COVID-19 crisis, a new report from the ACS has found one third have seen a fall in sales
Social distancing poster

Virus guide for retailers

THE British Retail Consortium has released a new coronavirus guide for retail businesses
Post Office sign

More cash access

THE Post Office has increased access to cash for those affected by coronavirus. Post Office has made two of its products – Payout Now and...
Queue at Tesco

March boom for c-stores

Lockdown leads to more local shopping
Snappy Shopper website

Delivery is booming

DELIVERY platform Snappy Shopper has seen a fivefold increase in demand during the coronavirus crisis

Costcutter protection

COSTCUTTER has invested in social distancing equipment and floor signage in a bid to protect its symbol group retailers

Support from Spar

SPAR Scotland wholesaler CJ Lang has donated 8,000 sandwiches to local causes to help those falling on hard times in the wake of COVID-19

Tackling loneliness

SCOTMID has launched a new initiative aimed at combating loneliness for those living in care during the coronavirus crisis

Off sales still permitted

THE Scottish Government has confirmed there are no restrictions on the types of goods retailers can sell to their customers during the coronavirus crisis
Keep Britain Working website

Recruitment drive

A CAMPAIGN seeking to preserve jobs during the coronavirus crisis has launched, with the goal of redeploying workers from struggling sectors into “in-demand” roles.
Dispoable coffee cup

Cup charge postponed

PLANS to charge a deposit on disposable coffee cups have been shelved as the Scottish Government dedicates resources to tackling the coronavirus
Closed shops

Grants for all stores

Scottish Government u-turns on grant rules to offer funding for multiple properties in a single business

Demand rising for takeaway deliveries

ONE in eight UK adults have reported getting delivery from a restaurant or takeaway either for the first time, or more often than usual...
bin full of plastic

Deposit return is delayed to 2022

THE launch date for deposit return has been pushed back to the spring of 2022. New regulations, published last month as the coronavirus crisis ramped up, have postponed the implementation of DRS. Deposit return was initially slated for a 1 April 2021 launch date.
trolley with tp

Virus rocks retail

THE UK is enduring the biggest change to daily life since the Second World War, and Scotland’s retailers are on the front lines.