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Scottish retail sales show signs of turnaround

Scottish retail sales grew by 1.3% in August, which is a stronger average growth rate than seen for the three and 12-month averages, according to figures from the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC).

Non-food sales declined 1.5%, which was an improvement on the decline of 3.7% recorded in August 2016. The SRC said the figures show customers’ increased interest in autumn ranges, although the growth was largely fuelled by a 4.1% growth in food sales.

Craig Cavin, head of retail in Scotland for KPMG, said: “Scottish retail’s return to growth continued in August, as food sales’ sustained period in the black was extended. With August bringing children’s return to school, the Edinburgh Festival and the release of autumn clothing ranges, non-food’s recent poor performance received a late summer boost, with online sales nudging the category into growth.”


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