Food Standards Scotland reports that “Online grocery shopping increased in value to £951 million in 2021, representing an increase of 109.4%, compared to 2019. “
“We know there is no quick fix but unless we start now, then we won’t be able to halt the accelerated decline of recent years we’ve seen already in too many communities across Scotland.” Claire Baker MSP
When Shop Workers in Orkney Fought For Early Closing
There was a time when shop workers and traders had to campaign for a reduction in opening times.
Celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight and Buy Local
Orkney Fair Trade Group is inviting everyone to take up their challenge by posting videos and photos on social media, showing their favourite products and where they buy them.
Keeping Town Centres Vibrant
“We want to find out how to diversify and grow high street activity, and are particularly keen to hear from businesses and members of the public on what makes a successful and thriving town centre.” Claire Baker MSP
Spending Ups & Downs in 2020
retail spend, which includes online market places, had a 26% year on year increase in takings and electrical spending increased 43% over the same period.
Scottish Parliament Passes Bill Protecting Shop Workers
“For too long retail workers have been expected to put up with violence and abuse. That many see it as part of the job is completely unacceptable. My Bill will give retail workers the protection they deserve.” Daniel Johnson MSP
Improvements for Pedestrians Increases Shopping Spend
The ‘walk in’ shopper spends more than those who use their cars to drive to a retailer new research ‘The Pedestrian Pound’ has shown.
Orkney’s Retail Future
” online spending in clothing and footwear stores continued to achieve new record proportions “