Tag Archives: Consumer Confidence

Great Expectations

I was not intending to add to my previous two posts on data and reporting (footfall and store openings and closures), but then I saw the coverage (looking at you again in the first instance BBC) of last week’s Scottish … Continue reading

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Confidence, Cash and Friction: Shopping in Scotland

So, shops (well those not cooped up in an indoor shopping centre) in Scotland are now open. The long road back to re-opening the economy has taken another step forward, and one result is a gigantic queue outside a city … Continue reading

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Worst Scottish Sales Fall Since at least 1999 – AGAIN

There comes a point where even I, with my inbuilt Welsh pessimism (except when playing Scotland at rugby), get fed up with the bad news. But here we go again. The Scottish Retail Sales Monitor reporting on retail sales in … Continue reading

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Summertime … … … and the retailing is (far from) easy

You know how it is … you go away for a few weeks and when you come back everything is sort of the same, but well also, sort of different. The British (maybe only Scottish) summer is of course a … Continue reading

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Scottish Retail Sales: Hitting the Bottom or Still in Freefall?

Today’s retail sales figures for March for Scotland (the Scottish Retail Sales Monitor published by the Scottish Retail Consortium) show the worst total sales performance ever measured since the series began in 1999; so much for overdoing the doom and … Continue reading

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