Scottish Retail Consortium

SCR & KPMG: No recovery in sight as retail sales fail to improve

September marked the eighth month in a row of declining retail sales in Scotland, falling -6.0% on a total basis, according to the latest retail sales monitor from KPMG and the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC).

Published 21 October 2020

Further restrictions will hinder retailers trying to 'claw their way back' says SRC

The new measures introduced in Scotland to control the spread of coronavirus will have a negative impact on retailers in Scotland who are trying to 'claw their way back' to pre-crisis footfall levels, according to David Lonsdale, director of the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC). 

Published 9 October 2020

Scottish retail struggles to recover as sales stall in August

Scottish retail is showing no return to growth as recovery stalls and sales continue to show a similar level of decline as that seen in July, according to latest figures.

Published 16 September 2020

Job creation and investment at the core of Scottish Programme for Government

The Scottish Government is to set up a national training fund and jobs investment plan to support people at risk of redundancy or unemployment and create new jobs as part of Scotland's coronavirus recovery plan.

Published 2 September 2020

SRC: Scottish high streets need coherent approach to thrive

The Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) has called upon the Scottish Government make targeted tax cuts, issue cash payments and temporarily abolish town centre parking charges in an effort to reignite consumer confidence and draw shoppers back to Scottish high streets. 

Published 25 August 2020

KPMG: Scottish retail sales recovering at ‘worryingly low’ pace

Total retail sales in Scotland decreased by 8.3% over the four weeks from July 5 to August 1 compared with July 2019, when they had decreased by 0.1%, in what KPMG has described as 'a recovery of sorts, but at a worryingly low pace'.

Published 19 August 2020

Scottish retail lost £1.9bn sales during lockdown

Retailers in Scotland lost £1.9 billion of retail sales during the first four months of the coronavirus pandemic, according to new analysis by the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC).

Published 7 August 2020

Scottish retailers lost £2bn during lockdown

Retailers in Scotland lost almost £2 billion in sales during lockdown, according to the latest data from the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC).

Published 29 July 2020

KPMG & SRC: June retail sales on a slow path to recovery

Despite a total year-on-year decline in retail sales of 18.6% in June, Scotland's retail sector appears to be on a slow path to recovery, according to the latest KPMG and Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) Scottish Retail Sales monitor. 

Published 22 July 2020

Business welcomes further easing of Scottish lockdown restrictions

Business organisations across Scotland have welcomed First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's latest announcement on the easing of lockdown restrictions in Scotland.

Published 3 July 2020

Scottish Parliament committee approves Protection of Workers Bill

The Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee has announced its unanimous support for the general principles of the ‘Protection of Workers Bill’ which seeks to increase protection for retail workers.

Published 30 June 2020

Retail premises to reopen in Scotland as phase 2 of lockdown easing announced

Yesterday, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced further changes to lockdown restrictions with all retail premises with outdoor entrances and exits allowed to re-open from Monday 29.

Published 19 June 2020

Scottish retail sales slump by a quarter

Total sales in Scotland decreased by 27.6% compared with May last year, according to the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) & KPMG Retail Sales Monitor.

Published 17 June 2020

SRC: Scottish Government will need bold economic stimulus to drive recovery

The Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) has called on the Scottish Government to take bold steps to deliver an economic stimulus package in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 1 June 2020

Scottish Government releases manufacturing and retail sector guidance for easing lockdown

The Scottish Government has issued guidance for the manufacturing and retail industries detailing the steps to be taken as Scotland eases its lockdown restrictions.

Published 27 May 2020