23 Apr 2015 06:30

More than 2,500 Scottish shop workers assaulted in 2014

MORE than 2,500 shop workers were assaulted last year in Scotland, a new survey has revealed.

17 Feb 2015 09:30

Retailers optimistic for 2015 but rates reform remains priority

A snapshot survey carried out by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) has shown that UK retailers are optimistic about their fortunes in 2015 – with many predicting an improvement in sales and an increase in both investment and employment levels over the next 12 months.

29 Jan 2015 09:30

Fife Council to soften the blow of Kirkcaldy Tesco closure

FURTHER to its pledge to help stricken Velux workers, Fife Council has now also given its assurance that it will work hard to minimise the impact of the Kirkcaldy Tesco store closure.

22 Dec 2014 09:30

Thomson and First Choice to meet Scottish demand for Canaries and Cyprus

TOUR operators Thomson and First Choice have announced plans to increase capacity at Edinburgh Airport by introducing new routes to Gran Canaria and Paphos on Thomson Airways next winter.

11 Nov 2014 09:30

St Andrews firms given lead on BIDS application

ST Andrews firms have been urged to share their top wish list items for improving working in the town by the body applying for its BIDS (Business Improvement District Scotland) status.

11 Nov 2014 09:30

Retailers invited to help light up Edinburgh's West End

RYAN'S BAR in Edinburgh will be hosting its annual 'Lights On' event this Thursday (November 13) at 6pm and is inviting others to help light up the West End.

27 Oct 2014 09:30

New toy pod targets busy shoppers at Edinburgh Airport

BUSINESS travellers who normally do their last-minute Christmas shopping on the run will be pleased to hear of a new toy store launched at Edinburgh Airport.

23 Sep 2014 03:00

Kirkcaldy teen wins high praise from CR Smith chairman

A Kirkcaldy teenager has won praise from CR Smith chairman and founder of Dunfermline-based youth employment initiative Hand Picked Gerard Eadie CBE for breaking down barriers to success.

16 Sep 2014 09:30

Businesses unite to call for rate reform

MORE than 100 organisations from the retail, manufacturing, property, hospitality and service industries have called for political parties to commit to fundamental reform of the business rates system.

15 Sep 2014 09:30

Bespoke consultancy launches in Fife

A new bespoke design, print, signage and shop-fit consultancy has launched in Fife – headed up by industry expert Tom London, who is formerly of Edinburgh-based Big Advert Signs.

11 Sep 2014 09:30

British Retail Consortium: Retailers welcome ruling to curtail excessive card fees charged by banks

UK retailers have today (September 11) welcomed an historic court ruling to end the excessively high fees retailers pay banks to process card payments - otherwise known as interchange fees.

8 Sep 2014 09:30

Opportunities for Edinburgh’s independent retailers

INDEPENDENT retailers in Edinburgh are being urged to showcase their products and services on a new gift site exclusive to the city.

14 Aug 2014 09:30

Whisky galore at Edinburgh Airport

WITH millions of people expected to arrive in Edinburgh over the next few months for its world-famous events and the Ryder Cup, Edinburgh Airport has launched a unique festival of its own, with one of Scotland’s most famous exports taking centre stage.

5 Aug 2014 07:30

All eyes now on Edinburgh, according to BID

ALL eyes are now on Edinburgh to see how it will perform through the summer months, according to city centre BID (Business Improvement District) Essential Edinburgh.

10 Jul 2014 07:30

Franchisees wanted for Hotcha chain as part of national expansion

A brand which is thought to be the UK’s fastest-growing Chinese takeaway chain is on the look-out for experienced franchisees and managers following the announcement of its plan to open up to five new stores in Scotland, including three in Edinburgh, as part of its national expansion programme. Hotcha, which serves up freshly-made Chinese dishes for collection or delivery, says it needs leaders to run the business’ new franchise operations in Scotland.

6 Jun 2014 09:30

Fife vintage firm feeling ‘Maleficent’ over latest fairytale movie role

Award-winning Fife vintage retailer Scaramanga is feeling ‘Maleficent’ after seeing several items supplied to the Disney fairytale blockbuster starring Angelina Jolie used in the movie.

26 May 2014 09:30

Hardies contracted to help build new Rosyth community

St Andrews-based Hardies Property & Construction Consultants has landed the contract to help build a new community at Hilton Road in Rosyth which will grow the town by 390 new houses – 99 of which are to be classed as ‘affordable housing’.

16 May 2014 14:00

Award-winning North-East Fife retailer opens Edinburgh shop with rustic vintage specialist

Scaramanga, the award-winning North-East Fife vintage and retro retailer, has teamed up with Balerno-based country-style vintage interiors startup Very Vintage to open Edinburgh’s first country-style vintage shop.

17 Apr 2014 09:30

Retail success sparks new growth and refurbishment for switched on St Andrews seller

A St Andrews shop which has been a Fife institution for 40 years has undergone an extensive five-figure refurbishment after bucking the trend and continuing to thrive while other electrical retailers, such as Comet, have gone bust.

26 Feb 2014 09:30

Fife town key to organic growth down on the farm

More than £34,000 was paid out to support business growth in Dunfermline in 2013 – thanks to the partnership between BID company Dunfermline Delivers and Fife Council. One of the recipients, a fashion retailer named Maggie’s Farm, used the fund to raise the ceiling height to allow space for a hair salon, nail bar and MAC make-up counter.

18 Dec 2013 09:30

New industrial space for Glenrothes East

New industrial space in Glenrothes should be available by January 1, according to Fife-based firm CN Properties which has invested around £500K in developing a ‘football pitch-sized’ stretch of land at Eastfield Industrial Estate.

18 Nov 2013 09:30

New specialist ‘Arb’ centre for Inverkeithing

Fife firm SGM has moved into new 13,000sq ft premises at Belleknowes Industrial Estate in Inverkeithing – launching the Scottish Arb Centre and increasing its operating space by more than 30 per cent.

13 Nov 2013 09:30

Fife landlord slams Dalgety Bay development plans

A commercial property owner in Dalgety Bay is urging Fife Council to think twice before agreeing to a shopping development mooted for the town.

8 Oct 2013 09:30

Quartermile to be developed after successful second buy-out

It’s a case of second time lucky for a London-based property group which has acquired Edinburgh’s multi-million pound Quartermile after previously losing out to rival Exemplar.

8 Oct 2013 09:30

New St Andrews business park to boost jobs

A £1.5 million project has been launched to develop a new business park in St Andrews which developers say will ease the shortage of high-quality rented premises in the town.

10 Sep 2013 09:30

New college courses to benefit employment

Fife College has launched a new series of retail and warehousing courses designed to help the unemployed back into work – an initiative which could also help local employers.

5 Aug 2013 09:30

Travel industry 'Amazon' approach needed

Niche travel operators in the cruise and family sectors can exploit the failings of mainstream agents, as well as Google, according to industry bosses at the latest World Travel Market (WTM) CEO Round Table.

5 Aug 2013 09:30

Thomas Cook saves Fife and Edinburgh stores

Despite being on the verge of collapse two years ago and having earmarked a number of Scottish stores for closure,Thomas Cook has finally confirmed that no Fife or Edinburgh outlets are directly affected.

18 Jul 2013 09:30

Insider theft on the rise in retail

NEW research has shown that 'insider theft', or theft by employees, is among the top three areas of concern for UK retailers.

18 Jul 2013 09:30

Software trial developments

A DALGETY Bay-based software firm has developed a new approach to running customer trials - meaning manufacturers can view and use its products before embarking on the installation work required for a full factory trial.