Tag: coronavirus

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Pandemic causes pet population boom

A lockdown-driven boom in the UK pet population is creating huge opportunities for retailers, new research reveals. The...

Shopper with facemask
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Usdaw calls for mandatory face coverings and Covid safety measures to return

Shopworkers’ trade union Usdaw is calling on the government to make in-store safety measures mandatory to help reduce...

Scottish Parliament building
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Edinburgh retailer attends opening of Scottish Parliament

Edinburgh retailer Linda Williams attended the opening ceremony of the Scottish Parliament on Saturday (2 October) and met...

Shopper with facemask
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Convenience stores in Scotland stay in business but shed jobs

The number of convenience stores in Scotland has stayed broadly the same in the past year (5,037), but...

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SGF asks public to #SayThanks to retail workers

Scottish Grocers’ Federation is asking people to express their appreciation for the role convenience stores have played during...

Shopping baskets
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Shoppers shopping around more, says IGD

Shopping around for food and grocery items has increased after the further lifting of Covid restrictions, and is...

Stuart Reddish
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Minimum wage rise will cause job losses, warns NFRN

The Federation of Independent retailers (NFRN) has said increasing the national minimum wage will seriously harm smaller businesses...

HMRC
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One month left to join VAT Deferral New Payment Scheme

Businesses that deferred VAT payments last year have one month left to join online to pay in monthly...

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‘Pub relief’ plan would see off-trade price rises

Former Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill has called on Chancellor Rishi Sunak to raise the duty on alcohol...

Scottish Parliament
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SGF unveils its manifesto

Ahead of the Scottish Parliament elections on 6 May, SGF has published its manifesto detailing proposed solutions to...