Scottish retail was given a boost Wednesday with news it won’t pay business rates through to next year. The measures, which also cover the hospitality and leisure industries, will last until April 2022.
The second year of the shopping networks’ The Big Find international product search will see the launch of 90 emerging brands on the channels, more than two thirds of which are women or minority-owned businesses.
There can be few retail upsides to lockdown but one has emerged: local independent businesses saw an upswing in shopper demand last year. More specifically, clothing stores and beauty salons both ranked in the top 10.