New funding helps Run4It race ahead with growth

Specialist sports retailer Run4It is getting into its stride with plans to invest in new stores and an upgraded online platform, writes Scott Reid.

Josh Littlejohn is one of the faces behind the brand. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

Brewgooder craft beer earns backing of JW Filshill

Brewgooder, the craft beer brand that donates all of its profits to clean water projects, has secured the backing of one of Scotland’s biggest wholesale businesses.

SIS chairman Nick Kuenssberg. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Social lender SIS receives top marks for year-end stats

Social Investment Scotland (SIS), the lender to the third sector, has delivered another year of investment growth and financial progress, aided by its partnership with one of Britain’s biggest supermarket chains.

BHS should be remembered for its decades of success. Picture: Andrew O'Brien

Leader comment: Great retailer BHS did not need to fail

First bewilderment, then anger, now sadness: BHS, a stalwart of the high street for decades, closed its last 22 stores yesterday, ending an 88-year presence on the High Street.

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Founder and master brewer Dougal Sharp saw Innis & Gunn sell more than 23 million bottles of beer last year. Picture:

The Big Interview: Dougal Sharp, Innis & Gunn’s founder and master brewer

Innis & Gunn’s founder and master brewer Dougal Sharp has been in the industry for 30 years but is still thirsty for further success in creating great craft beers

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Tesco removed the Saltire from Scottish strawberries in England. Picture: TSPL

Stephen Jardine: Scottish produce is in demand overseas

Even if Tesco is removing the saltire from strawberries says Stephen Jardine

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All remaining BHS stores will close this weekend. Picture: Johnston Press

End of an era as final BHS stores close for good

The BHS branch within Glasgow’s towering St Enoch Centre will be among the final batch of stores due to close this weekend, with the doomed retailer set to disappear from the high street entirely by Sunday afternoon.

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Emma Riddell secured funding to set up her own ice cream business. Picture: Contributed

Edinburgh ice cream vendor has funding goal licked

A young retailer from Edinburgh has become the milestone recipient of government loan funding to assist start-ups throughout the UK.

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Jimmy Choo said the weaker pound would help boost sales and profits. Picture: Robert Perry

Pound’s fall to put some steam behind Jimmy Choo

Jimmy Choo put its best foot forward yesterday with a surge in profits, as the shoemaker to the stars also said it would benefit from the collapse in the pound since the EU referendum.

Fred Berkmiller demonstrates healthy cooking for Eleanor Cunningham and pupils from Gracemount Primary School. Picture: Contributed

Edinburgh Larder to embark on food education drive

The social enterprise arm of a cafe and restaurant network based in Edinburgh is aiming to raise £10,000 via crowdfunding to buy an educational food truck promoting better eating habits.

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Innis & Gunn is sending its beer to US presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Picture: Contributed

Innis & Gunn wants Trump and Clinton to sip truth

Edinburgh-based brewer Innis & Gunn is sending a limited edition beer called Smoke & Mirrors across the Atlantic to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to remind them of the importance of “truthful campaigning”.

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Photo-Me said the deal with Asda was an 'interesting opportunity' to expand. Picture: Stephen Kelly/PA Wire

Asda sells loss-making photos arm in £5.35m deal

Supermarket giant Asda has sold its loss-making photo business to Photo-Me International for £5.35 million.

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Joules is eyeing a move into Perth after expanding its Edinburgh presence. Picture: Contributed

Joules opens in Edinburgh and eyes expansion in Perth

British lifestyle brand Joules will this week throw open the doors to its largest UK shop, in Edinburgh city centre, as it considers taking up space in Perth.

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Harviestoun head brewer Stuart Cail raises a glass to the new cans. Picture: Contributed

Harviestoun cheers supply deals for new canned beers

Craft brewer Harviestoun has won supermarket listings for its first venture into canned beers since it was founded more than three decades ago.

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The retailer now employs 24 people north of the Border. Picture: Contributed

Glasgow ‘homecoming’ for furniture store

Furniture retailer is set to open its biggest showroom to date in Glasgow’s Finnieston next month, creating eight jobs and bringing its total staff north of the Border to 24.

The BHS store on Edinburgh's Princes Street closed earlier this month. Picture: Greg Macvean

Curtain to finally fall on BHS by the weekend

The last 35 stores of collapsed retailer BHS are expected to close this week, with the group set to disappear from the high street entirely by the weekend.

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Nu Blvck is aiming to change the way people shop. Photograph: Kris Kesiak

Accessories brand Nu Blvck eyes £15,000 funding

A fashion accessories brand set up by two young Scottish entrepreneurs earlier this year is looking to raise at least £15,000 by early September to progress its e-commerce platform and business model.

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Aldomak managing director Dario Riccomini. Picture: Contributed

Confectionery firm Aldomak strengthens ties with Aldi

A Glasgow-based manufacturer of tablet, fudge and toffee has further sweetened its relationship with Aldi Scotland by creating new products and changing formats for the retailer.

The weaker pound helped boost spending by overseas visitors. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Brexit boost for tax-free spending by tourists

A weaker pound in the wake of the Brexit vote has led to a 7 per cent increase in tax-free shopping by tourists last month, according to new figures.

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Asda sales slumped 7.5% in the second quarter. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

It Asda get better, says supermarket’s new boss

Asda, Scotland’s second-biggest food retailer, has jolted the embattled supermarket industry with its worst-ever quarterly sales performance.

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