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  • Food and football fuelled modest leap in Scottish retail sales in June

    Food and football fuelled modest leap in Scottish retail sales in June

    Wednesday, July 21, 2021

    Euro 2020 football saw sales of TVs, food and drink increased across Scotland in June, new figures reveal. Recent figures from the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) and KPMG showed this was higher than the three-month average decrease of 6 per cent and a lower than the 0.2 per cent median drop seen in 2019.

  • UK recovery cools in June despite rises in hospitality - Lloyds

    UK recovery cools in June despite rises in hospitality - Lloyds

    Wednesday, July 21, 2021

    Britain's economic recovery cooled down after the coronavirus outbreak in June, with a survey today showing other signs that the recovery has slowed down. Five out of 14 sectors overseen by Lloyds Bank enjoyed faster growth in the past month.

  • Bru makers AG Barr profits expected to soar as Glasgow hospitality venues reopen

    Bru makers AG Barr profits expected to soar as Glasgow hospitality venues reopen

    Wednesday, July 21, 2021

    Scotland's second national drink looks to have a rosy future, with earnings expected to beat forecasts. The Scottish soft drink group said trading had performed better than expected in recent months, driven by upturns in the hospitality industry when the companies reopened at the end of May.

  • House of Gods opening in Glasgow

    House of Gods opening in Glasgow

    Tuesday, July 20, 2021

    Brand new boutique hotel brand House of Gods has announced it will officially open a new four-star hotel in Glasgow. House of Gods, which came into existence in 2019 from brothers Mike and Ross Baxter at Edinburgh's Cowgate, has been named Scotland's Sunday Times Best Hotel for 2020

  • June sales in managing pubs and restaurants.

    June sales in managing pubs and restaurants.

    Monday, July 19, 2021

    The Coffer CGA Business Tracker produced by CGA, in partnership with The Coffer Group and RSM, showed pubs seeing a fall of about 2% during that time time, with mixed weather and restrictions acting as counterbalancing any pushback from the UEFA Euro tournament. In the bars, where social distancing and the premature closure of pubs continues to negatively affect the footprint, sales fell by 11%.

  • Space tourism boom exacerbates environmental concerns

    Space tourism boom exacerbates environmental concerns

    Monday, July 19, 2021

    After many years of waiting, Richard Branson's orbiting trip back on a Virgin galactic ship this month was to be a triumphant homecoming. Rather, the trip drew considerable criticism - due to its carbon footprint.

  • Sugar and salt tax: The strategy to overcome the junk food cycle

    Sugar and salt tax: The strategy to overcome the junk food cycle

    Monday, July 19, 2021

    An independent review of our consumption and production suggested the world's first sugar and salt taxes. "Our high obesity rate has been a major factor in the UK's tragically high death rate," said Henry Dimbleby, who led the report's National Dietary Policy.

  • Travelodge begins summer recruitment drive

    Travelodge begins summer recruitment drive

    Tuesday, July 13, 2021

    Budget hotel operator Travelodge, which runs 578 hotels across Britain, said it would recruit 680 people a year "in readiness for the summer staycation season". The company, which maintains three hotels in Sheffield and 578 in the UK, employs 637 people in hotels, among these 45 managers plus staff in cafés, homes and front desk offices.

  • Fuller, Smith and Turner turn £59.2m loss

    Fuller, Smith and Turner turn £59.2m loss

    Monday, July 12, 2021

    London Pub Group Fuller's is looking to recover following July 19 and CEO Simon Emeny believes that current signs indicate the capital is likely to make a serious recovery from the pandemic. In revenue, for the 52 weeks to 27 March, turnover fell 77% to £73.2m, with a statutory pre-tax loss of £57.8m against a profit of £8.4m in fiscal 2020.

  • UK economy grew 0.8% in May as lockdown restrictions ease further

    UK economy grew 0.8% in May as lockdown restrictions ease further

    Monday, July 12, 2021

    The British economy grew 0.8% in May as lockdown restrictions were relaxed even further. The ONS added that GDP had not returned to pre-pandemic levels, with figures showing it was 3.1 per cent lower than in February 2020.