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Deposit return schemes utilising reverse vending machines are already in use in a number of European countries.

Industry warns COVID crisis could spell DRS disaster

THE Scottish Government has come under fire from retail industry leaders over its decision to launch a deposit return scheme (DRS) for drinks containers...

Encouraging food growth

FOOD sales in Scotland outperformed total retail during January.

A record year of retail giving

SCOTTISH retailers gave more to good causes than ever before last year.

Industry critical of business parking tax

  PLANS to give Scottish councils the power to charge businesses for parking spaces have come under fire from retail industry stakeholders. The proposed Workplace Parking...

Scotland tops retail vacancies

Figures reveal more high street units lost than anywhere else in the UK

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, Supporting Scottish...

Scottish Government confirms pursuit of DRS

Government will seek to introduce scheme but questions remain over small retailers FIRST Minister Nicola Sturgeon today (5 September) announced the Scottish Government is committed...

Easter shift sees 5% dip

Food sales sharply down but retail monitor team says three-month average is best for more than a year. SUCCESS in the grocery sector is currently...

Industry makes its budget case

• Greater predictability sought over the minimum wage • Calls for measures to encourage retail investment WITH the budget just around the corner industry bodies have been putting...

Food falls but is best sector

DESPITE being down 1.4% on the same month a year earlier, food sales in Scotland during January 2015 recorded their best performance since June...

Eight in a row as food drops

Christmas fare helps slow the sales decline but totals still below the year before DESPITE an apparent willingness by consumers to push the Christmas boat...

Late Easter saves sluggish sales

Lacklustre seasonal boost means underlying food sales are in decline Holyrood says first quarter retail growth shows economy is in steady growth A late Easter...
The Scotmid store at Barnton in Edinburgh, one the independent co-op’s premium fresh stores.

Food stays good says Scotmid

Scotmid saw its profit dip last year. In all the circumstances, says chief executive John Brodie, it was a reasonable result. AS reported in the...
Sunshine and sporting silverware brought shoppers out in July, buying barbecue staples, ice cream, soft fruit and even ice cubes.

Food leads new sales surge – Weather and winning credited

Are we in recovery? Scottish sales performance best for more than two years as we storm ahead of overall UK stats A feelgood July has...
REPRESENTATIVES groups for Scotland’s large and small shops gave a cautious welcome to the news that retailers will have to charge for plastic carrier bags from next year.

Shops group welcomes charity move on bags

REPRESENTATIVES groups for Scotland’s large and small shops gave a cautious welcome to the news that retailers will have to charge for plastic carrier...
A spell of good weather in May saw sales of barbecue meats, charcoal, picnic snacks and salads increase. Food price inflation decreased and overall prices actually fell.

May weather lifts the retail mood

Monitor findings show Scottish sales are better than before but still lag behind overall UK performance SCOTTISH stores reported slow but steady growth throughout May,...