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Sainsbury’s putting ‘thousands of jobs at risk’ with management plan

Sainsbury’s has announced a management shake up at its supermarkets putting thousands of jobs at risk

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The broadcasters original package is being renamed Sky Entertainment. Picture: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Sky TV upgrade: how to get 80 extra channels for free

Sky TV customers are being offered upgrades that will give them 80 more channels for free.

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RENOWNED: Haggis firm Macsween was established in the 1950s as a butchers shop in the south of Edinburgh

Four sacked after Macsween’s haggis factory blunder

FOUR workers employed by a world famous haggis firm have been sacked just days before Burns Night following a blunder on the factory floor.

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A green salad with spinach, quinoa, walnuts and dried cranberries (Picture: Getty)

Stephen Jardine: Veganism and Brexit show how divided we are

Vegans and the rest are further apart than Remainers and Brexiteers, says Stephen Jardine.

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The east end of Falkirk High Street, with Callendar Square shopping centre on the left. The centre had a vacancy rate of 64.9 per cent in 2017. Picture: Michael Gillen

Shop vacancy rates in Scottish town centres rises

The rapidly changing nature of Scotland’s high streets has been laid bare in a report outlining the challenges facing retailers in the age of online shopping and out-of-town business parks.

Retail
Tesco has delayed plans to change its Clubcard rewards scheme

Tesco delays Clubcard changes

Tesco is delaying changes to its Clubcard rewards scheme after an outcry from customers who objected to a cut to the value of vouchers without warning.

Politics
Date for Harry Potter pop-up bar in Edinburgh revealed

Date for Harry Potter pop-up bar in Edinburgh revealed

MUGGLES keen for a taste of Harry Potter will soon be able to sample a butterbeer in a new pop-up bar on East Market Street.

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Greggs Customer service image woman serving woman at till customer with bag

Greggs adding more stores after solid 2017

High-street chain Greggs plans to ramp up shop openings over the year ahead, after a solid performance in 2017 despite sales growth slowing over the Christmas season.

Retail
Many private car parks breach consumer protection laws, an investigation has found. Picture: Elliot Brown/Flickr/CC

One third of private car parks breach consumer laws

SCOTS motorists are being ripped off in private car parks after an investigation revealed that one-third of them breach consumer protection laws.

Transport
Burberry's trading strategy includes the closure of outlets that are not in or near communities of luxury shoppers. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Overhaul by Gobbetti tipped to lift sales at fashion label Burberry

Luxury fashion house Burberry is tipped to reveal rising sales this week as investors see the early fruits of an overhaul by new boss Marco Gobbetti.

Retail
Queen’s bra-fitter Rigby & Peller has Royal contract cancelled

Queen’s bra-fitter Rigby & Peller has Royal contract cancelled

The company that supplied lingerie to the Queen has lost its Royal warrant after the firm’s director wrote a book revealing details of royal bra fittings.

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The declines at M&S were not as bad as some feared. Picture: Michael Gillen

M&S reports ‘mixed’ Xmas

Retail giant Marks & Spencer has revealed “mixed” festive trading after another steep fall in sales in its embattled clothing arm and disappointing trading in its food halls.

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Jenners Store, Princes Street.

House of Fraser reports festive slump in sales

The company behind one of Scotland’s most iconic department stores has reported sales falling by 2.9 per cent un the run up to Christmas.

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A bowl of the Scottish staple - porridge

‘Pimped’ porridge goes from Scottish staple to 2018’s most popular food trend

Retail
There have been reports of people stockpiling Irn Bru ahead of the recipe change. Picture: John Devlin

Confirmed: Full-sugar Irn Bru no longer in production

The traditional recipe for Scotland’s most popular fizzy drink is no longer in production.

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Diet Coke launches four new flavours in major makeover

Diet Coke launches four new flavours in major makeover

Diet Coke will be sold in four new flavours as part of a makeover to try and reverse slumping sales.

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John Devlin. 17/04/15. GLASGOW. LIDL. GV of LIDLE , Lidl.

Brits flock to German-owned grocers Lidl and Aldi

German discounters Lidl and Aldi shared the title of Britain’s fastest growing supermarket in the last three months of 2017, as the average household shrugged off economic worries to spend a record £1,054 on groceries, new figures show.

Retail
Alan Pirie from James Pirie & Son butchers in Angus is congratulated by host Carol Smillie after winning the World Champion Scotch Pie award. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Angus butcher’s pastry named world Scotch pie champion

An Angus butcher’s shop has been named this year’s world Scotch pie champion.

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Burger chain Byron will weigh up the closure of three Scottish stores

Stricken burger chain Byron weighs up closing three Scotland stores

Staff at the three Scottish branches of stricken burger chain Byron are waiting to learn their fate after the company confirmed 20 restaurants are at risk of closure as part of a proposed restructuring package.

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