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Swinney must support the retail sector

John Swinney, new First Minister of Scotland, has been urged to support the country's retail sector following yet another dip in the total footfall figures.

Industry urges economy focus after FM resigns

Industry members have called on the new first minister to focus on Scotland's economy going forward after Humza Yousaf announced his resignation.

MSPs back SRC BBQ responsibility

Kate Forbes and MSPs from across the political spectrum have submitted their support for the SRC's Responsible Retailing of Disposable BBQs guidelines.
Pete Cheema and Mo Razzaq have both voiced concerns about the rise in MUP.

Convenience retail chiefs voice fears over MUP increase to 65p

Convenience retail leaders are warning that the rise in alcohol minimum unit pricing (MUP) will hit struggling stores and communities, and lead to more crime.

FM must act on his promises

Industry chiefs have reacted to First Minister Humza Yousaf's New Deal for Business – urging the FM to follow up on his words with effective actions.

Where is Scotland left on DRS?

Questions remain about the future of Scotland's deposit return scheme as retailers look for compensation over expended costs to install and run machines.

DRS delayed until 2025

Scottish Government has delayed DRS until October 2025 following doubts over the scheme's viability after UK Government removed glass from the scheme.

Industry leaders back FM’s DRS delay

Industry leaders from across the convenience channel have welcomed the new measures introduced by new First Minister Humza Yousaf, including the delay to DRS.
A shopper pushes a trolley or groceries in a store.

A positive December performance for Scottish retail

Scottish retailers saw a bright end to 2022, with a rise in sales, according to the latest KPMG Scottish retail sales monitor collected for the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC).
Exterior of the Scottish Parliament building

Support call ahead of Scottish Budget

Industry leaders of Scotland’s retail sector have called on the Scottish Government to freeze business rates ahead of the winter budget.
Headshot of David Lonsdale director of the SRC.

Footfall picks up speed

Scottish footfall showed slight signs of improvement over the last month, according to the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC).

In the bleak midwinter

Scottish consumers are preparing for a tough winter, according to the latest Scottish Retail Sales Monitor collected by KPMG for the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC).

Vacancies in decline

BUSINESSES are returning to Scottish high streets, according to the latest shop vacancy report from the Scottish Retail Consortium

Call to act on footfall

THE Scottish Retail Consortium has called for the government to act now, following another set of disappointing footfall figures.

Inflation is soaring

PRICES on shop shelves have soared to an almost 11 year high, according to the latest BRC-NielsenIQ Shop Price Index.
shopping trolley

Food sales sluggish

Scottish food sales were in slight decline towards the tail end of 2021, according to the latest retail sales monitor figures produced for the SRC by KPMG.