BHS to launch online following high street closures

BHS is set to relaunch online tomorrow – backed by a call centre team in Glasgow – a month after the last of its high street shops shut down.

Hunter Boot said it was in a 'strong position' heading into 2017. Picture: Ian Gavan/Getty Images

Hunter Boot on sound footing as sales jump

Wellington company Hunter Boot has overcome challenging conditions in the retail market as it revealed that sales jumped by almost a fifth in 2015.

Lidl is to stop selling single use 5p bags. Picture stock image

Lidl to stop selling single-use 5p bags across UK

Lidl is to stop selling single-use plastic bags from July next year in a step on from the Government’s 5p levy.

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Sainsbury's boss Mike Coupe said the market looks set to remain competitive. Picture: Sainsbury's/PA Wire

Sainsbury’s sales suffer amid supermarket price war

Sainsbury’s today posted a second consecutive quarterly fall in sales as it remained under pressure amid the bitter supermarket war and food price deflation.

House of Fraser owns Edinburgh store Jenners. Picture: Greg Macvean

House of Fraser tackles tough trading

Department store chain House of Fraser has warned of “challenging trading conditions” after unveiling a slip in sales in recent weeks.

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AG Barr said about 90 jobs will be lost under the shake-up. Picture: Robert Perry

Irn-Bru maker to axe 90 jobs as sales lose fizz

The maker of Irn-Bru today said it would be cutting a tenth of its workforce in an efficiency drive as it attacked plans for a “punitive” tax on sugary soft drinks.

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Simon Hunt became William Grant's chief executive in March. Picture: Contributed

Record profit for Glenfiddich maker William Grant

Scotch whisky distiller William Grant & Sons today raised a glass to record profits, helped by a return to sales growth.

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Aldi is piling the pressure on rivals by investing in its store estate. Picture: Michael Gillen

Martin Flanagan: Aldi ups the pressure on big four

The market has noted the successive quarters of like-for-like sales recovery at Tesco, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s after a lengthy malaise.

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Scotmit are supporting the breakfast club at St Catherines RC Primary School in Gracemount , Edinburgh. Picture: Contributed

Scotmid helps Edinburgh kids to tuck into healthy breakfast

EIGHTY pupils are being served up healthy breakfasts at a Scottish school thanks to a partnership with Scotmid Co-operative.

Aldi's British arm has booked record sales. Picture: Contributed

Aldi rolls out investment plans amid record sales

The UK arm of Aldi has said it will invest £300 million in store revamps after posting another year of record sales, although profits were again hit by the supermarket price war.

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Amazon fined for trying to ship dangerous goods by air

Online shopping giant Amazon has been fined £65,000 after being found guilty of attempting to ship dangerous lithium ion batteries and flammable aerosols by air.

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Sales at Co-op's core food business rose, but earnings were hit by shake-up costs. Picture: Contributed

Co-op admits ‘much needs to be done’ as profits slump

The Co-operative Group today revealed that its profits have halved as the latest financial performance was weighed down by restructuring costs, price promotions and an 8.5 per cent pay rise for frontline workers.

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The SWA believes the weaker pound could help boost exports further. Picture: David Cheskin/PA

Where are the biggest growth markets for Scotch whisky?

Export volumes of Scotch whisky edged up 3.1 per cent in the first half of the year – the first increase since 2013 – but there are some parts of the world where sales are growing even more rapidly.

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Simon Hannah, managing director of JW Filshill. Picture: Contributed

Wholesaler JW Filshill battles challenging market

Glasgow-based food and drink wholesaler JW Filshill has booked a slender profit despite a fall in sales amid "market challenges".

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Mike Ashley said Dave Forsey's resignation was like losing his right arm. Picture: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Mike Ashley takes charge as Sports Direct chief quits

Dave Forsey has resigned as the long-standing chief executive of Sports Direct, with founder Mike Ashley replacing him, the embattled retailer said today.

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Smiggle aims to have 200 UK stores by 2019. Picture: Contributed

Stationery brand Smiggle pencils in Scots expansion

Smiggle, the Australian brand that designs colourful stationery for children, is planning to expand its presence in Scotland after reporting a jump in annual sales.

M&B owns All Bar One, which recently opened a new outlet at Edinburgh Airport. Picture: Contributed

Mitchells & Butlers toasts heatwave as sales rise

Pubs group Mitchells & Butlers today credited Britain’s Indian summer for helping drive a 1.8 per cent rise in same-floorspace sales in the eight weeks to 17 September.


Martin Whiteford: Is disruption the way to our hearts?

There is a battle for our dinner plate and it is only going to intensify. Is Uber and AirBnB disruption possible in food and drink, given the scale and diversity of consumer habits?

Delegates at The Scotsman's food and drink conference sampled some of Scotland's finest produce. Pic by Jon Savage.

Jane Clark-Hutchison: Bright times ahead

Targets for the food and drink sector appear to be achievable.

Conference speakers included, from left: James Withers, Shirley Spear, Stephen Jardine, Stephen Leckie, Martin Whiteford. Pic by Jon Savage.

Promoted content: serve up united action

Food and drink sector urged to play a role in making Scotland healthier.

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