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Gin-maker Eden Mill strikes deal to supply Aldi stores

Eden Mill, the St Andrews-based distillery and brewery, has crafted a £1.1 million deal to supply Aldi stores in Scotland with a range of bespoke botanical gins and pre-mixed cocktails.

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John Lewis' Christmas campaign proved popular.

Consumers name John Lewis top brand in new ‘health’ index

John Lewis has topped a UK ranking of consumers’ perception of quality and reputation, followed by BBC iPlayer and Sony.

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Dominos has launched voice ordering through Amazons Alexa. Picture: Mikael Buck/Dominos

Domino’s to let customers order pizza with Amazon Echo

Domino’s Pizza has inked an agreement with Amazon Echo that will enable voice ordering for customers as it looks to boost slowing sales growth.

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Analysts said acquiring B&M would give Asda access to a network of high street stores. Picture: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Grocery giant Asda plays down B&M takeover speculation

Senior Asda sources have played down speculation that the supermarket giant owned by Walmart of the US is weighing a £4.4 billion takeover offer for UK discount retailer B&M.

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Budget coffee chain EasyCoffee opens first Edinburgh store

Budget coffee chain EasyCoffee opens first Edinburgh store

Budget coffee chain EasyCoffee is set to open its first Edinburgh outlet.

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Earnings at McColl's were hit by costs linked to the Co-op stores deal. Picture: McColl's/PA Wire

McColl’s profits fall after Co-op stores acquisition

Profits at convenience store chain McColl’s were almost cut in half after it took a hit from its acquisition of 298 Co-op branches, despite warm weather boosting sales.

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Ramin Golzari, managing director of outdoor goods specialist Highlander. Picture: Greg Macvean

Outdoor kit specialist Highlander on mission to double sales

Ramin Golzari explains that when his father Bahram came to Scotland to study at the University of Edinburgh, he wanted to continue his passion for mountaineering and climbing that he had developed in his native Iran.

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The warmer weather helped drive footfall on the high street. Picture: John Devlin

Sun shines for retailers as clothing sales heat up

The UK high street received a welcome boost last month as the generally fine weather gave clothing sales a lift.

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Scottish Gas owner British Gas has paid out a total of �1.1 million in compensation

Scottish Gas owner pays £1.1m for 12,000 missed appointments

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Sports Direct warned that it remains exposed to longer-term sterling woes. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Sports Direct profits plunge 58% as pound suffers Brexit hit

Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct has revealed annual profits more than halved after it was left exposed by the pound’s plunge following the Brexit vote.

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Quiz will use the proceeds from its IPO to expand at home and abroad. Picture: Contributed

Glasgow fashion retailer Quiz reveals pricing for £200m IPO

Quiz, the Glasgow-based womenswear retailer, has priced its shares at 161p a piece ahead of its flotation on London’s Alternative Investment Market (Aim).

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The Scottish Retail Consortium described the sales figures as 'disappointing'. Picture: John Devlin

Retail woes continue as nerves hamper consumer spending

June marked a “disappointing” month for Scottish retailers as falling non-food sales negated progress in food and consumers held back on discretionary spend, according to new data published today.

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The Tunnock's factory in Uddingston. The Lion Rampant logo can be seen at the top of the building's frontage. Picture: Alan Watson

Tunnock’s rebrands as British in bid to win over Japan

One of Scotland’s most famous confectionery firms has added a Union flag to its iconic packaging in a bid to break into the lucrative Japanese market.

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Asos’ star continues to shine brightly with £80m profit forecast

Online fashion darling Asos has posted a jump in third-quarter takings, helped by a surge in international sales and price trimming.

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City centre mall to gain cinema and more restaurants. Picture: Contributed

Big plans in store for Glasgow's St Enoch centre

Glasgow’s St Enoch shopping centre is to gain a Vue cinema complex as part of a new multi-million development.

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Tim Martin, founder and chair of JD Wetherspoon. Picture: Contributed

JD Wetherspoon chair tells Remainers to ‘put a sock in it’

Pub giant JD Wetherspoon’s Brexit-backing chairman has launched a fresh attack on the EU remain camp, urging them to “put a sock in it”, after cheering a solid rise in spring sales.

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M&S bosses insisted the retailer's overhaul remains 'on track' despite an unexpected dip in food sales. Picture: Ian Rutherford

M&S slows fall in clothing sales but outlook uncertain

High street stalwart Marks & Spencer has warned of a volatile retail backdrop after delivering mixed results for its latest quarter.

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Aldi already has more than 700 UK stores. Picture: Contributed

Thousands of jobs in store as Aldi expands UK chain

Aldi is to create nearly 4,000 more UK jobs in its largest ever recruitment drive as the German supermarket chain presses ahead with an aggressive expansion strategy.

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American rock singer Elvis Presley (1935 - 1977). The iconic musician's estate won a local battle against Scottish brewers, BrewDog(Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Brewdog loses legal battle with Elvis Presley estate

Scottish brewers BrewDog have lost a legal battle with the estate of Elvis Presley over the name of one of their beers.

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Dunelm saw its annual sales fall, but the chain fared better in the fourth quarter. Picture: Contributed

Dunelm flags lower profit amid tough retail market

Homewares retailer Dunelm is expected to report a dip in full-year profit after it flagged an “uncertain consumer environment” amid falling sales.

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