The latest retail sales figures from Scotland

Technology and home improvement items were the top sellers this August (c) Horrocks

August retail sales in Scotland strongest since 2009

Scotland has posted the best August sales growth since 2009 as retail continues its path towards recovery.The SRC- KPMG Scottish Retail Sales Monitor found that total Scottish sales in August 2013 increased by 3.5 per cent compared with August 201...
09:35AM - Wed 11th September 2013
Total sales growth outpaced the UK for the first time since March 2011

Scottish sales outpaced UK sales in July, say SRC-KPMG

Total Scottish sales this July increased by 4 per cent compared with the same time last year, when they had declined by 0.7 per cent.Food sales in Scotland posted a 5.6 per cent rise on July 2012, when they had increased by just 0.1 per cent - the...
10:06AM - Wed 14th August 2013
The High Street recorded a better footfall performance than shopping centres in June 2013

Scottish shopper numbers grow for third month in a row

Scottish shopper numbers were stronger than the UK with figures showing a 1.2 per cent increase compared to a year ago.The footfall numbers were down from the three per cent rise in May 2013 but still shoppers were still tempted to spend with seas...
12:18PM - Mon 15th July 2013
The SRC warned that the trading environment "remains fragile" (image ©

Scottish sales up for third consecutive month

Scottish retail sales reported growth for the third consecutive month in February, up 0.7 per cent compared with a year earlier when they fell 0.6 per cent, according to data released today.Like-for-like sales declined by 0.1 per cent however and,...
01:09PM - Wed 13th March 2013
The Scottish Government's decision "flies in the face of common sense", said one expert (image © Orellana)

Scots launch business rates petition

Scottish businesses are supporting an online petition for the Government to revaluate business tax earlier than planned, it was revealed today.Businesses including fashion retailer Internacionale are backing the ‘No Delay to 2015 Revaluation’ peti...
12:57PM - Thu 24th January 2013
Cities such as Edinburgh saw little uplift from the Olympic Games (image © Sarjeant)

Scottish retail sales slide despite Olympics

Last month, total retail sales in Scotland fell 0.9 per cent on the same month last year as the Olympics failed to boost the retail industry North of the border, according to figures released today.After accounting for inflation, total sales saw a...
09:13AM - Wed 12th September 2012
Greater London, Scotland and the East were the most badly affected by footfall reductions (image © Sunagatova)

Scottish footfall plummets 8.2% in July

Shopper numbers in Scotland fell 8.2 per cent in the three months to July compared to the same period last year, figures released today reveal.While this is an improvement on the previous quarter when footfall decreased by 12.6 per cent, this is s...
09:16AM - Mon 20th August 2012
The SRC reported the worst food sales results in its history (image © Damkier)

Scottish retail sales fall in July

Retail sales in Scotland fell by 0.7 per cent in July compared to the same month last year as cash-conscious shoppers reduced spend, it has been announced today.According to the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC), like-for-like sales decreased by 2....
05:28PM - Wed 15th August 2012
Scotland continues to lag behind the rest of the UK (image © Karan)

Scottish retailers “treading water”, warns SRC

Like-for-like (LFL) sales in Scotland remained stagnant in June due to prolonged wet weather, according to figures released today.While total sales in June rose 1.2 per cent on the same period last year, LFL showed no signs of growth on June 2011 ...
10:16AM - Wed 18th July 2012

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