Total food sales in July were up compared to last year, according to the latest figures produced by KPMG for the Scottish Retail Consortium
Scotland's high streets continue to suffer under the weight of coronavirus restrictions, with retail sales markedly below 2019 levels.
FOOD sales in Scotland outperformed total retail during January.
Scottish retail sales appeared to be on the rise towards the end of 2019, following a year of disappointment and decline.
The retail picture across Scotland is looking a little brighter as we head into the crucial Christmas trading period
Food sales continue to buck the trend in Scottish retail.
Compared with last year, food sales in Scotland increased by 2.4% for the four weeks to 24 August .
Scottish food sales enjoyed a modest increase in July, up 1.8% on the previous year .
Retailers in Scotland have seen another month of disappointing sales .
Grocery sales in Scotland recorded their weakest performance in two and a half years for the four week period to 25 May .
After a disappointing March, food sales in Scotland are once again performing well .
After a slight recovery in January, Scottish sales fell back again in February
After a worryingly poor Christmas season, Scottish retail saw a more positive January – with a 2% like-for-like sales increase on the year before .
Grocery sales might have been performing reasonably well, but for Scottish retail as a whole, December 2018 was the worst since the global financial meltdown of 2008
Sales decreased by 2.1% on a like-for-like basis compared to November 2017
Food sales continue to perform well across Scotland