Scottish Retail Consortium

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

First Minister outlines Scotland's route out of lockdown

A route map setting out a phased approach to easing lockdown restrictions while still suppressing coronavirus has been published by the Scottish Government.

Published 22 May 2020

SRC-KPMG: Silence befalls high streets amid coronavirus lockdown

Total sales in Scotland have plummeted by 40.3% compared with April last year, according to the latest Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) and KPMG Scottish Retail Sales Monitor.

Published 20 May 2020

Eilidh Mactier: Diversification may shape future of retailers and restaurants

Eilidh Mactier, real estate associate at law firm CMS, details how diversification may shape the future of retailers and restaurants in Scotland after the coronavirus pandemic. 

Published 5 May 2020

Scottish retail sales contract 1.1% in first quarter of 2020

Scotland's chief statistician has released statistics showing that the amount of retail goods bought in Scotland fell by -1.1% during January to March 2020.

Published 29 April 2020

Scottish Government awards £388m to firms through business grants schemes

The Scottish Government has awarded £388 million to businesses in Scotland according to the latest figures published today which highlight the volume and value of grants being awarded under its 'Retail, Hospitality & Leisure' and 'Small Businesses' coronavirus grants schemes.

Published 24 April 2020

Scottish retail sales drop by 13%

Scottish retail sales have declined by 13.0% compared with March last year, according to the latest Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) and KPMG Scottish Retail Sales Monitor. 

Published 22 April 2020

Scottish Government announces additional £220m of support for businesses following angry backlash

The Scottish Government has announced that it will make a further £220 million of grants available for businesses including those with multiple branches after business objections that Scotland did not match the English support scheme.  

Published 15 April 2020