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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

Long-awaited rates review has arrived

THE long-awaited results of the Scottish Government review on business rates have been delivered, with some changes that could benefit

Food shines bright

Scottish retail sales get a slight lift thanks to the continuing rise of grocery A healthy month for food sales has helped to paper over some of the cracks …

Food the star performer for retailers

FOOD sales are swinging in a positive direction in the Scottish retail sector, new figures produced by KPMG for the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) have …

Eating into budgets

Scottish Retail Consortium claims fall in Sterling is driving up the price of food The impact of the fall in Sterling on commodity prices is driving up food …

Inflation ups challenge

CONVENIENCE stores across the country face a further challenge with inflation rates at the highest level since September 2013, says software provider Epos Now. …