ALCOHOL and tobacco duties will remain at current levels, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has confirmed in his 2021 Budget. Duties across beer, cider, wines, spirits and...
RETAILERS are set to benefit from 100% business rates relief to the end of the 2021/22 financial year. Scottish Government finance secretary Kate Forbes MSP...
ASDA became the first supermarket in the UK to offer Covid-19 vaccinations late last month
SHOPPER confidence was given a welcome shot in the arm by the roll out of the UK’s Covid-19 vaccination programme
THE Scottish Government has called for retailers to return to two-metre physical distancing in stores as part of a raft of new coronavirus restrictions. Regulations...
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...
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
THE British Retail Consortium has released a new coronavirus guide for retail businesses
THE Post Office has increased access to cash for those affected by coronavirus. Post Office has made two of its products – Payout Now and...
Lockdown leads to more local shopping
DELIVERY platform Snappy Shopper has seen a fivefold increase in demand during the coronavirus crisis
COSTCUTTER has invested in social distancing equipment and floor signage in a bid to protect its symbol group retailers
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
SCOTMID has launched a new initiative aimed at combating loneliness for those living in care during the coronavirus crisis
THE Scottish Government has confirmed there are no restrictions on the types of goods retailers can sell to their customers during the coronavirus crisis
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.
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