Martin Flanagan: Humiliation for BHS ‘spiv’ Philip Green

Well, that’s ramped up the pressure on Sir Philip Green in the BHS scandal.

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Pernod Ricard is Scotland's second-biggest Scotch distiller. Picture: John Devlin

Chivas owner Pernod Ricard toasts strong US demand

Pernod Ricard, the world’s second-biggest producer of wine and spirits, has topped first-quarter performance expectations amid strong demand for Jameson Irish whiskey in the US.

Aldi advert showed salmon swimming in open water.

Aldi under investigation by advertising watchdog over salmon claims

Budget retailer Aldi is being investigated by the Advertising Standards Authority following a complaint by a Scottish environmental campaigner over an advert which showed Scottish salmon swimming in the wild - when the store actually sells farmed fish.

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The mild weather dented demand for winter clothing last month. Picture: John Devlin

Retail sales fell flat in ‘unusually warm’ September

UK retail sales were slightly weaker than expected in September but shoppers continued to show no sign of Brexit caution, official figures suggested today.

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Bryan Wilson of London & Scottish Developments at the firm's Crieff site. Picture: Contributed

Developer creating 2,000 jobs at former Tesco sites

Property firm London & Scottish Developments is on course to deliver 2,000 jobs across Scotland through the revamp of 14 former Tesco sites it bought last year.

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Travis Perkins said 600 jobs would be affected as the builders' merchant closes more than 30 branches. Picture: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Travis Perkins branch closures to hit 600 workers

Builders’ merchant Travis Perkins will shed as many as 600 staff across the UK amid an “uncertain UK outlook” for next year.

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James Taylor said growing its overseas sales was a 'big priority' for Mackie's at Taypack. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Crisps maker Mackie’s grows exports with Russia deal

Mackie’s at Taypack, the Perthshire crisps maker, has landed a deal to supply Russian supermarket chain Azbuka Vkusa.

Hotel Chocolat opened seven outlets during the year, including at Braehead shopping centre. Picture: Jane Barlow

Hotel Chocolat profits sweetened by ‘hedonistic’ demand

Consumer demand for “hedonistic chocolate” has helped drive up sales and profits at Hotel Chocolat, with the firm gearing up for its best ever Christmas.

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Sir Philip Green said the MPs' report into the collapse of BHS contained 'serious' errors. Picture: Chris Young/PA

Ex-BHS boss hits back at MPs’ report into collapse

Sir Philip Green hit back yesterday at a parliamentary inquiry criticising his role in the collapse of BHS, calling an MPs’ report on the retailer’s demise “bizarre” and “unsupportable”.

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Foreign tourists have cashed in on the falling pound by snapping up Burberry's designs. Picture: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Tourists do sterling work checking into Burberry

Fashion firm Burberry has basked in soaring summertime sales in the UK as tourists flocked to London to capitalise on the plunge in sterling after June’s Brexit vote.

The spat between Tesco and Unilever saw stocks of Marmite run low on the grocer's shelves. Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Martin Flanagan: Depressed pound opens up a can of worms

Food deflation has been a boon for consumers and a bane for the supermarket industry. What could possibly turn it round? How about Brexit?

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Everactiv's first range is aimed at girls aged about seven to 14 years: Picture: Contributed

Female duo join forces to launch new sports brand aimed at young people

A sportswear brand co-founded by a multiple world champion triathlete has been launched in Scotland in a bid to inspire young people to be more active.

Mountain Warehouse said shoppers would see 'selective price increases' as it deals with the falling pound. Picture: Contributed

Mountain Warehouse warns of higher prices after Brexit

Outdoor retailer Mountain Warehouse has notched up record first-half sales, but its boss warned that the collapse in sterling will mean higher prices for shoppers from next year.

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The Electric Bar in Motherwell is among five Central Belt sites revamped by Punch. Picture: Contributed

Punch raises glass to revamp of five Central Belt pubs

Pub operator Punch has completed five investments across the Central Belt totalling nearly £1 million, part of its commitment to invest £3m in Scotland and creating more than 30 jobs.

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Marmite is one of the Unilever products caught up in the Tesco price row. Picture: Contributed

Price row between Tesco and Unilever ends

Issues surrounding the supply of leading brands including Marmite to Tesco have now been resolved, Unilever has said.

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Game is hoping for a sales boost from new products such as Sony's PlayStation VR headset. Picture: Toru Yamanaka/AFP/Getty Images

Game profits crash amid ‘challenging’ console market

Game Digital revealed that its annual profits crashed more than 80 per cent as it battled against a “challenging UK console market”.

WH Smith is one of the oldest names in British retailing. Picture: Michael Gillen

Hungry travellers provide sales lift at WH Smith

High street stalwart WH Smith has notched up its strongest annual sales gains for 14 years as it was boosted by solid demand across its travel sites.

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After losing its chief executive, Sports Direct said its acting finance boss was now packing his bags. Picture: Contributed

Sports Direct acting finance boss Matt Pearson resigns

Embattled retailer Sports Direct today revealed that its acting chief financial officer is quitting, just weeks after its chief executive resigned.

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Marston's chief executive Ralph Findlay said the pubs and brewing group had a 'strong pipeline' of new sites. Picture: Contributed

Pubs group Marston’s eyes more growth after strong year

Brewery and pubs group Marston’s has toasted rising food and drink sales as it presses ahead with its expansion plans.

Domino's UK sales growth was down sharply in the third quarter. Picture: Michael Gillen

Domino’s confident over full-year results but sales slow

Sales at pizza chain Domino’s UK operations grew at a slower pace in the third quarter, but the firm said it is still on track to meet full-year hopes.

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