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Romance lends retailers a hand

FOOD sales, aided by Valentine’s Day, saw Scottish retail sales perform well in February ahead of the disruption caused by snow

SRC hits out at squeeze

CONSUMERS are being squeezed from all sides according to David Lonsdale, director of the Scottish Retail

Crime continues to cost millions

BRC figures reveal a £700m black hole

Inflation still has hold over grocery

SCOTTISH food sales continue to be buoyed up by inflation, although there is some evidence that an appetite for local produce is paying dividends.

Final flourish for an otherwise tepid year

TOTAL sales in Scotland during December 2017 were 0.8% higher than for the same month the previous year and food sales were up by 4.4%.

Rates tweak is a welcome one

Mackay includes poundage shift in draft

No ‘Black Friday’ bounce for stores

SCOTTISH stores were unable to capitalise on the consumer frenzy around so-called ‘Black

Retailers raise millions for charities

SCOTTISH stores have raised millions for charity in 2017 according to new figures from the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC). The SRC’s latest report, …

A sluggish autumn performance

SCOTTISH retailers had a bit of a struggle in October

Six months of footfall decline

FOOTFALL in Scottish stores has been declining for six consecutive months, according to the Scottish Retail

Inflation is lifting food higher

Food sales continue to outperform the rest of retail in Scotland as inflation continues to affect grocery prices.

ScotGov plans for a promo ban

The Scottish Government has announced it plans to restrict promotions on unhealthy food and drinks as part of a new diet and obesity

Government backs bottle deposit plan

The Scottish Government has announced it plans to introduce a deposit return scheme but it is not clear if this will apply to convenience stores

True value can shine through

PMPs a winner with customers seeking quality at a fair price READING any news around the economy or Brexit is rarely a cheery affair – regardless of …

Caution amid good growth

Figures for the four weeks to 26 August found Scottish sales increased by 1.9% on a like-for-like basis compared to August

No deal no option for retail says SRC

The SRC claims failure to strike a deal with the EU could send prices