This week in retail – 9 May 2019

This week in retail – 9 May 2019

Bottle deposit schemes, new tobacco rules, business rates and reporting crime – we take a look at some of the stories in the retail news over the past week.

High street woes continue

This week, The Guardian shared research on ‘Thousands of UK shops left empty as high street crisis deepens’ about closures of banks, pubs, estate agents and fashion stores , meanwhile Superdry has issued another profit warning and Debenhams creditors back a turnaround plan.

Scottish Deposit Return Scheme

Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) will include glass, plastic and aluminium drinks containers and will apply to all retailers, the Scottish government announced. Read more in Convenience Store.


… And an environmental group calls for all countries to introduce deposit return systems for drinks containers, with their #CleanPlanet campaign of photos and aerial videos from around the world.

JTI launches video to help retailers adapt to Track and Trace rules

With only a week or so before new Track and Trace legislation for tobacco products, Convenience Store shares a new video by JTI, to help retailers understand the changes and actions needed.

ACS online survey helps retailers respond to call for evidence on crime

Convenience Store magazine announces an Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) online survey to help retailers respond to the Home Office’s call for evidence on violence and abuse against shop staff.

And finally…

Australia's A$50 note misspells responsibility

In Australia, it has taken six months for anyone to notice a typo on the latest A$50 notes, with around 46 million of them in circulation. They’re still legal currency, but it’s caused a few red faces!