Tag: David Lonsdale

David Lonsdale
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2 minutes of your time: David Lonsdale

As Scotland undertakes to reform its business rates system, the Barclay Review offers key insight into how that...

Empty shop
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Jump in vacancy rate tarnishes positive sales figures

Scottish sales rose by 1.6% in real terms last month, the highest performance since December 2016. The SRC-KPMG...

Shopping baskets
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Summer sales in doldrums

Sales continued to plod along during August despite receiving a slight boost from the Olympics, according to the latest...

Scottish Parliament building
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Time for the Scottish Government to truly back local retailers?

With continuing economic uncertainty, the fallout of Brexit and a range of other challenges, is it time for...

Shoppers
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Footfall slumps as vacancy rate improves

The number of empty shops in Scotland fell last month, with the SRC/Springboard Footfall and Vacancies Monitor reporting...

Shopping baskets
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Rates hikes ‘holding back’ retail industry

Business rates in Scotland are set to increase from Friday (1st April), as the main poundage rate rises...

Woman shopping
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SRC seeks rates reform as retail sales fall

The value of retail sales contracted in Scotland in the final quarter of 2015 and for last year...

Buchanan Street, Glasgow
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SRC Director’s New Year Message

In his New Year message, David Lonsdale, the Director of the Scottish Retail Consortium, said: “2015 was a...

Shoppers
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Sharpest decline in footfall for almost three years

Shopper footfall in Scotland’s town centres plunged to its lowest level in almost three years last month, as...

Grocery shopper
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Scottish sales ‘sluggish’ for October

Last month proved to be yet another disappointing one for retailers, according to the latest SRC-KPMG Scottish Retail Sales...