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.
Are you planning to hit the sales in Aberdeen tonight?
Shops across Aberdeen had a bumper Boxing Day as thousands of bargain hunters hit the high street with more of the same expected today.
Eager shoppers queued up from as early as 4.30am to grab bargains during 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.
Vinyl records enjoyed a staggering renaissance in 2016, with sales jumping to their highest level in 25 years as Millennials continued to discover the delights of listening to their favourite artists on 12-inch.