Primark owner Associated British Foods has warned of a hit from lost retail sales of more than £1 billion if coronavirus lockdowns force its stores to stay closed until the end of February.
Shopper numbers across the UK rebounded slightly last month following the November English lockdown but remained weak in the face of coronavirus restrictions, according to new figures.
Retailer Next has said festive sales were better than expected, but warned over a £58 million profit hit from the new national lockdown.
Shopper footfall across UK retail destinations dived by almost a quarter last week despite Boxing Day sales due to tightened coronavirus curbs across the country, according to new figures.
High street retailers across the UK started 2020 facing tough conditions as customers increasingly looked towards online competitors, but no-one could have predicted the level of turmoil in store.
Aberdeen business leaders have urged residents to shop local and support city firms to help the high street recover.
Shopper numbers plummeted last month as England’s second national lockdown piled pressure on troubled high street retailers, according to new figures.
Big supermarket chains were reaping the rewards of Government help “when they didn’t need it”, the former chief executive of Wickes and Iceland said.
The boss of Shoe Zone has warned he could close up to 90 stores before April 2022 if the Government does not radically rethink the way it calculates business rates.
A new arts and crafts shop has officially opened its doors in a north-east town.
Nominations are being sought for ‘High Street Heroes’ from Aberdeenshire who have shown dedication and determination to help those around them during the Covid-19 crisis.
Plans to convert a former bank in a north-east town into new homes have been rejected by council bosses.
Empty shops on Scotland's high streets could be turned into coronavirus testing centres, as the nation moves into the next phase of tackling the virus.
Plans have been lodged to create a new public garden in a north-east town.
Two men have been charged after a break-in at an Aberdeen shop.
A teenager has been charged following a fire at a north-east property.
A 10-year plan to improve Aberdeenshire has been unveiled amid hopes it can help regenerate four north-east towns.
A missing north-east man was spotted on CCTV shortly after being dropped off by a taxi.
Plans have been lodged to expand a dental practice into an empty shop unit.
Kathleen Foubister previously pled guilty to a charge of being concerned in the supply of cocaine on five different occasions between July 10 and August 14 last year in the Fraserburgh area.
A man has been charged with murder following the death of an Aberdeen woman.
A business that has been a familiar sight in a north-east town for generations is celebrating 180 years of trading.
Plans have been lodged to turn a former bank into a new restaurant and takeaway.
Three men have been charged following a disturbance in a north-east town. Officers were called to the incident on Elgin’s High Street yesterday lunchtime. Three men were charged following the disturbance and will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal in due course. Keep up to date with the latest news with The Evening Express newsletter
A man has been arrested following an assault in a north-east town.
Emergency services have extinguished a fire in a building in a north-east town.
A councillor today welcomed the prospect of a new bus gate being installed in Aberdeen.
A north-east community group is appealing for volunteers to maintain a public toilet.
A 34-year-old man has been charged in connection with the alleged theft of jackets worth almost £1,000 from a north-east shop.
An appeal for witnesses has been launched after a 51-year-old woman was hit by a car in a north-east town.