Scottish Retail Consortium



SRC outlines retail priorities ahead of refreshed COVID-19 Framework

The Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) has outlined its priorities for retail business ahead of the refreshed COVID Strategic Framework.

Published 23 February 2021

SRC & KPMG: Scottish retail sales remain low as lockdown tightens grip

Scottish retail sales slumped further in January towards the depths last seen during the previous nationwide lockdown in spring last year, according to the latest Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) and KPMG Scottish Retail Sales Monitor.

Published 17 February 2021

SRC: Scottish shopper footfall nosedives as consumers heed stay home order

Year on year Scottish shopper footfall decreased by 72.5% in January, a 22.3 percentage point further decline from December, according to the latest Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) Shoppertrak data.

Published 5 February 2021

SRC launch retail’s election agenda for reform and recovery

The Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) has launched its retail manifesto for the 2021 Scottish Parliamentary elections.

Published 2 February 2021

Scottish business welcomes steady-as-you-go budget

Finance secretary Kate Forbes did not announce any changes to income tax rates and bands in the coming year after she set out the Scottish Government's budget plans yesterday.

Published 29 January 2021

SRC: One in seven Scottish shops now empty as vacancies spike

In the fourth quarter of 2020, the Scottish vacancy rate increased to 14.4%, from 14.0% in Q3, meaning one in seven Scottish shops are closed.

Published 29 January 2021

SRC & KPMG: 'Blue Christmas' ends worst year for Scottish retail sales

Retail sales in Scotland took a significant turn for the worse in the final month of 2020, falling further into decline with 16.6% on a total basis, according to the latest Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) and KPMG Scottish Retail Sales Monitor.

Published 20 January 2021

Extended lockdown a 'further blow' to Scottish firms, says SRC

The extension of the lockdown restrictions in Scotland announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon yesterday is a 'further blow' to Scottish businesses, according to the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC).

Published 20 January 2021

Scottish business responds to further curbs on non-essential retailers

The Scottish Government has announced further measures to help stop the spread of coronavirus and limit non-essential contact.

Published 14 January 2021

Scottish Government announced top-up funding for hospitality, retail and leisure firms

A significant top-up to the grant support available for hospitality, retail and leisure businesses across Scotland closed by level 4 restrictions will be paid following an announcement by finance secretary Kate Forbes.

Published 12 January 2021

SRC: Scottish shopper footfall plummets thanks to winter lockdowns

Year on year Scottish shopper footfall decreased by 50.2% in December, a 18.9 percentage point increase from November, according to the latest Shoppertrak data released by the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC).

Published 8 January 2021

Scottish Government to receive £375m as chancellor announces new business support

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced that the Scottish Government will receive a further £375m to offer direct support to Scottish businesses.

Published 5 January 2021

SRC & KPMG: Scottish retail sales continue to plummet in November

The retail sales downturn continued in November, falling further into decline with 10.2% on a Total basis, according to the latest Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) and KPMG Scottish Retail Sales Monitor.

Published 16 December 2020

Scottish retailers launch safe shopping campaign

With shops in the eleven local lockdown areas permitted to effectively re-open a day earlier than planned, from 6am on Friday 11 December, the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) is urging the public to play its part in creating a safe and enjoyable retail experience for other customers and store staff in the lead up to Christmas.

Published 10 December 2020

Shopper footfall plunges in Scotland in November, SRC data finds

Shopper footfall in Scotland plunged last month decreasing by 39.7% year on year in November, according to the latest data from the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC).

Published 4 December 2020