Gardening and DIY purchases helped boost rebounding Scottish sales figures, but growth is still lower than last year.
Gin sales have seen a “staggering” boost to reach a record 73 million bottles last year, figures show.
Scottish sales in February saw a 0.8% drop compared to last year with more uncertainty for consumers in the months ahead.
Retail sales rose in January and beat market expectations as shoppers took advantage of discounts following a disappointing Christmas.
Retail sales increased in Scotland at a greater rate than the UK at the end of last year, figures show.
Hundreds of people braved freezing temperatures in Dundee in a bid to bag a bargain in the Boxing Day sales.
Super Mario Odyssey has become the quickest selling Super Mario game ever in Europe, amid selling more than two million copies globally in its first weekend.
The best young sales talent in the UK will compete in a national university contest where selling skills are honed and students receive candid feedback on their abilities from corporate executives.
The stormy weather didn’t deter early morning shoppers determined to bag a bargain at the Boxing Day sales in Dundee.
These pictures of shoppers hunting for bargains in the Boxing Day sales will make you glad you stayed at home
Surely only the most dedicated bargain hunters leave their house on Boxing Day to seek out the best deals in the post-Christmas sales.
Average house prices in Dundee shot up more than anywhere else in Scotland in the space of a month, it has emerged.