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Tag: Scottish Retail Consortium

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New Retail Assault Law Goes Live

SCOTLAND’s retailers and staff have greater protection under the law, now that the Protection of Workers Act has come into force.

NY ban is slammed

INDUSTRY bodies have united to condemn the Scottish Government’s plans to ban large shops from trading on New Year’s Day.

Sales continue slow rise

TOTAL sales in Scotland were down by 3.0% in June compared to the same month in 2019, when they had decreased by 2.3%, according to the latest figures from the Scottish Retail Consortium.
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Struggle to keep the shelves full

Many of Scotland’s retailers have been struggling to keep shelves filled this summer, amidst an availability squeeze that has affected a number of categories.

Slow recovery for food

Total sales are still in decline but food sales in Scotland were up by 2.5% in May compared to the same month in 2019

Footfall rises again in May

People are coming back to shops in Scotland, but they are still not making as many visits as they were in the same period two years ago
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Retail sales ‘in a funk’

Scottish retail sales are still well down on pre-pandemic performance, according to the latest figures produced by KPMG for the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC).

Rise in retail crime is costing billions

The latest crime report from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) paints a worrying picture, with retailers and store staff frequently facing threats, abuse and assault

Calls for NI style scheme

The Northern Ireland Executive has confirmed plans to increase funding for a high street stimulus scheme, renewing calls for a similar scheme to be introduced in Scotland

Footfall on the up in Scotland

Scottish footfall showed signs of improvement in April but there is still a long way to go to reach pre-pandemic figures, the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) has revealed

Food still top of retail

Food sales remained high in March but total Scottish sales were down by 11.5%, figures from KPMG have revealed
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Sales ‘bleak’ says SRC

TOTAL retail sales in Scotland fell by almost a quarter in February, according to the latest figures published by the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC).

No first foot for shops

THE Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) has slammed a move to ban trading on New Year’s Day, claiming it is “short sighted” and “surreal”.
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Retail associations lay out their cards

CONTINUED business support, a robust retail strategy and a year-long legislative moratorium to help businesses recover from the Covid-19 pandemic are among the key issues highlighted by retail associations ahead of the Scottish Parliamentary elections in May.
Scottish Government finance secretary Kate Forbes

No rates to pay until 2022

SCOTTISH retailers have been spared a sudden return of business rates this summer, thanks to MSPs at Holyrood signing off on the SNP’s latest Budget proposal.
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Hard start to the year

Total retail sales in Scotland were at their lowest ever levels in January as lockdown restrictions returned to the highstreet, according to the latest KPMG data produced for the Scottish Retail Consortium.

AG Barr Popover Sept/Oct 21