Coffee machine supplier raises a cup to new drink-drive law

A Bo’ness-based company that specialises in supplying designer and bespoke coffee machines is brewing up plans to expand south of the Border and take on extra staff.

Tesco are unlocking their trolleys. Picture; getty

Why are Tesco unlocking their trolleys?

From Tuesday, shoppers at Tesco will be able to get a free trolly at Tesco rather than put in a token or a pound coin.

Iceland owner Brait blamed its decision on Brexit uncertainty. Picture: PA Wire

Iceland owner ditches London market move over Brexit

Brait, the South African firm that owns supermarket Iceland, fashion chain New Look and gym group Virgin Active, has ditched plans for a London stock market listing because of Brexit.

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Martin Flanagan says Next and its rivals face rising costs due to the Brexit-hit pound. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Martin Flanagan: Next’s problems highlight retail woes

There was a time, perhaps the conspicuous consumption Eighties and post-recession mid-Nineties, that fashion retailer Next still had “kid on the high street” status.

Next said that 2017 will be 'another tough year' for the retailer. Picture: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Next suffers first fall in profits for eight years

Next has forecast a “really tough” 2017 with the clothing sector squeezed by price inflation due to sterling’s devaluation, as the fashion retailer posted its first fall in annual profits in eight years.

Stefano Pieraccini said he had wanted to run his own restaurant since the age of 14. Picture: Contributed

St Andrews seafood eatery bought by restaurateur’s son

One of St Andrews’ most famous restaurants has been acquired by a 22-year-old entrepreneur.

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Administrators said job losses at Brantano were 'inevitable'. Picture: Contributed

Jobs at risk as footwear chain Brantano goes under

Footwear retailer Brantano has collapsed into administration, putting more than a thousand jobs at risk.

Kiltane head of operations Isobel Lane, right, with Ness Clothing e-commerce boss Lynne Dickson. Picture: Contributed

Edinburgh retailer Kiltane in deal to save Ness jobs

Kiltane, the Edinburgh-based retail and property group, has acquired significant parts of the Ness Clothing business from administrators, safeguarding at least 35 jobs.

BrewDog co-founders James Watt, left, and Martin Dickie. Picture: Contributed

BrewDog eyes Asia brewery as annual sales near £72m

Craft beer producer BrewDog is looking at opening a brewery in Asia to capitalise on surging demand in the Far East.

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Ardgowan Distillery seeks £17m after green light

A planned new distillery with historic links to ­Robert the Bruce has launched a bid to raise £17 million and appointed independent chartered accountants Campbell Dallas amid plans to be operational in 2019.

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Squad founder Collette Norval with social entrepreneur Duncan Skinner. Picture: Michal Wachucik/Abermedia

Aberdeen ‘snood’ maker scores a hit with Celtic FC

An Aberdeen clothing start-up backed by social entrepreneur Duncan Skinner has signed a licence deal with Celtic FC and added BrewDog and Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalk to its growing client list.

Finsbury has secured a licence to make Mary Berry cakes. Picture: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Finsbury Food Group to launch Mary Berry cake range

Bakery products supplier Finsbury Food Group is on track to launch a new range of cakes later this year after securing a Mary Berry licence.

Edinburgh Gin's liqueurs will be stocked in Tesco stores across the UK. Picture: Contributed

Edinburgh Gin toasts Tesco supply deal for liqueurs

Edinburgh Gin has secured its first UK-wide supermarket listing for both its raspberry and rhubarb and ginger liqueurs.

Paul Gibson started out making small batches of beer in his garage, and converted a 1973 VW campervan to house a brew kit and dispense beer. Picture: Greg Macvean

Campervan beer company launches brewery in Edinburgh

A craft beer business based around a modified campervan is set to officially open its own brewery in Edinburgh next month with an eye to exporting its products amid the boom in micro-brewing.

Edinburgh Woollen Mill already owns a string of high street brands. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

Edinburgh Woollen Mill ‘frontrunner’ in Jaeger auction

Edinburgh Woollen Mill, the retail group run by billionaire Philip Day, has emerged as the frontrunner to buy the struggling fashion retailer Jaeger.

Sainsbury's chief executive Mike Coupe. Picture: Sainsbury's/PA Wire

Sainsbury’s sales fall amid ‘very competitive’ trading

Sainsbury’s today said trading remains “very competitive” and warned over ongoing price pressures from the weak pound as it saw supermarket sales slip back into reverse.

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Whisky Auctioneer owner Iain McClune said the firm was 'thrilled' to be leading the sale. Picture: 
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Rare Japanese whisky collection goes under the hammer

The world’s largest known collection of rare and collectable Karuizawa whisky from Japan will go under the hammer in an online auction held by Perth-based Whisky Auctioneer.

Gin returns to the shopping basket for the latest inflation statistics after an absence of 13 years. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Gin, non-dairy milk and cycle helmets make inflation basket

An increase in the number of gin drinkers and vegans has led to the tipple and items such as oat milk being added to Britain’s inflation basket.

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Whyte & Mackay will be supporting the British & Irish Lions on their tour of New Zealand. Picture: David Rogers/Getty Images

Whyte & Mackay toasts British & Irish Lions tie-up

Whisky giant Whyte & Mackay has unveiled its biggest-ever global sport partnership with the British & Irish Lions, saying it will support the players on their much-anticipated tour of New Zealand this year.

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Vets4Pets is moving in at Olive Bank Retail Park in Musselburgh. Picture: Julie Bull

Vet chain boost for East Lothian retail park site

Veterinary care group Vets4Pets has continued with its growth spurt after agreeing a deal for a new site in East Lothian.

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