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Retailing in Scotland’s towns and cities deserves more care and attention

Retailing in Scotland’s towns and cities deserves more care and attention | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Concern has grown in Scotland, as elsewhere, over the state of our town centres and our high streets, affected as they are by structural changes in economy and society and the impact of the recessi...
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Shops report 'subdued' trading

Shops report 'subdued' trading | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

Figures released by the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) indicate "subdued" trading in Scotland's shops in September.

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Drop in Scottish shopper numbers

Drop in Scottish shopper numbers | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
The number of shoppers out spending on Scotland's high streets was down last month, according to the latest survey of retailers.
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Shoppers' paradise

Shoppers' paradise | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

Wings Over Scotland undertook a research trip to London yesterday – mainly to check out the Propaganda: Power And Persuasion exhibition at the British Library, which we definitely recommend should you find yourself in the vicinity. Later in the day, though, we took a stroll down Oxford Street, and found ourselves horrified by the state of it.


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'Optimism' as shopper numbers rise

'Optimism' as shopper numbers rise | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Retailers are cautiously optimistic after an increase in shopper numbers in April, according to Scottish Retail Consortium figures.
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DE Shoes and Foot Factory are to close with the loss of 162 jobs

DE Shoes and Foot Factory are to close with the loss of 162 jobs | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
THE Dundee shoe retailer reported financial difficulties in January and is now shutting its remaining 26 shops in a move it described as 'immensely sad'.
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The high street needs our help

Boom and bust?

Without a helping hand from government, we may soon be looking back on that era as the good old days, especially on Scotland's high streets, where retailers face their third tough year running. Sales faltered in 2010 and since mid-2011 Scottish retail sales have lagged behind the rest of the UK.

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Scots shoppers spent a record £26million online on Christmas Day

Scots shoppers spent a record £26million online on Christmas Day | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Tens of thousands will hit the Boxing Day sales today, but many started hunting bargains yesterday morning.
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One quarter of Scottish shops could fold within the next year - Business - Scotsman.com

One in four shops and almost one in five hotels across Scotland could go bust over the next year, according to one of the bleakest forecasts yet on the impact of weak consumer confidence and changing shopping habits.
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Scots retail sales remain weak

Scots retail sales remain weak | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Retail sales in Scotland remained weak in May, although the warm weather at the end of the month boosted food sales.
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Spar Scotland appoints new sales director

Spar Scotland appoints new sales director | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
CJ Lang and Son has announced Bill Mair’s appointment to the position of sales director for Spar Scotland’s independent retailer division.
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More shops opening than closing in Scotland

More shops opening than closing in Scotland | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
RETAIL store openings are beginning to outstrip closures in Scotland for the first time in several years, say new figures.
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The Benefits of Independence for Retailing

The Benefits of Independence for Retailing | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

An Independent Scotland will deliver improved social, economic and cultural conditions for the future benefit of the country and its citizens. Here is how: The retail sector is a huge part of the economic and social spectrum of any country and...

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Jewellery firm hopes to add extra sparkle

CHISHOLM Hunter, Scotland's biggest independent jeweller, signalled its intention to hit the £30 million turnover mark this year as it seeks to maintain growth through store openings and refurbishments.

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One in four high street shops to close, says report

One in four high street shops to close, says report | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
ALMOST one in four stores on Scotland’s High Streets will disappear in the coming years with the loss of tens of thousands of jobs, a stark report warns today.
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Jobs as retail chain plans expansion

Jobs as retail chain plans expansion | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
A home and garden firm announces plans to open its first Scottish stores, creating a total of 300 jobs in Glasgow and Aberdeen.
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Scottish retail suffering a decline in footfall

Scottish retail suffering a decline in footfall | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
SCOTTISH shoppers continued to prove elusive in February, with high streets and retail centres suffering another decline in footfall against an improving backdrop for the UK as a whole.
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Latest business, finance and money news

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The Scottish Grocer Awards 2013

The Scottish Licensed Trade News Awards 2013 in conjunction with The Scottish Licensed Trade News. Organised by Peebles Media Group Ltd.
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Scottish stores lead John Lewis ‘retail therapy’ surge - Business - Scotsman.com

John Lewis’s three stores in Scotland led the charge with the department store chain posting a double-digit rise in its weekly sales as heavy rain saw consumers going in search of “retail therapy”.
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Can the high street 'buzz' again?

Can the high street 'buzz' again? | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Giancarlo Rinaldi looks at how retailers - large and small - believe customers can be encouraged to shop in a south of Scotland town.
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Scotland the weak link at John Lewis - Business - Scotsman.com

John Lewis yesterday reported another double-digit rise in weekly sales as it escaped the gloom sweeping the high street, but its Scottish stores were among its weakest performers.
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