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Promoting Scotland the brand critical 
 to our success

There are many reasons that Scottish food and drink has become a national success story. The collaboration between different parts of the industry and with the Scottish Government has been critical. Coming together to create Scotland Food & Drink...

Scotsman, 59 min. ago
 

Food and Drink: The world’s our oyster

Food and drink has been Scotland’s best performing sector in recent years, with record exports and sales at home increasing rapidly. And within the sector, manufacturing in Scotland is growing at twice the rate of the UK average. Last year the...

Scotsman, today, 10:49
 
Durham University to spend £105m on new colleges

Durham University to spend £105m on new colleges

Durham University is to create two new colleges to the south of the city at a cost of £105m, it has confirmed. A consortium led by construction and services firm Interserve will design, build and operate the colleges at Mount Oswald, which are due to...

BBC, today, 10:31
 

Scotch export experts ready to ride out the Brexit storm

Scotland’s whisky distillers are ready for the short-term disruption of Brexit, believes Karen Betts. Sandra Dick reports Cereals, yeast and water. Just three ingredients but add in a massive dollop of heritage and centuries of craft and care, and you...

Scotsman, today, 10:00
 

Blockchain set to serve up transparency for the Scottish food industry

As consumers’ demands for more information about their food grow, Kirsty McLuckie finds out how blockchain could play its part in traceability Blockchain technology may have been invented ten years ago, but it is only much more recently that its...

Scotsman, today, 10:00
 

Is your food business at risk of being disrupted by an online platform?

Brian Mooney looks at how the food and drink sector can take advantage of online opportunities Online businesses such as Amazon, Airbnb, and Uber are part of our everyday lives and a big part of the global economy in terms of consumer spend and stock...

Scotsman, today, 10:00
 

Cruden lays out plans to add homes in west Scotland

A division of Cruden Group, which describes itself as one of Scotland’s largest independently owned and longest-established construction and residential development firms, is to build more than 300 homes in the west of Scotland over the next two...

Scotsman, today, 10:00
 
Elon Musk was 'not on weed' when tweeting about taking Tesla private

Elon Musk was 'not on weed' when tweeting about taking Tesla private

Elon Musk has attempted to explain his controversial tweet about taking Tesla private, saying he was "not on weed" at the time. The electric carmaker's founder has been facing intense scrutiny about the 7 August tweet which said he wanted to...

BBC, today, 07:53
 
Why this hassle over a travel insurance payment from Nationwide?

Why this hassle over a travel insurance payment from Nationwide?

While in Malta my wife was diagnosed with lymphoma and advised to return home as soon as possible. I made an insurance claim on my Nationwide FlexPlus account for medical expenses, car hire and flights home. Four months on, I have received nothing....

Guardian, today, 07:20
 
Discounts and online help retail sales bounce back in July

Discounts and online help retail sales bounce back in July

UK retail sales increased by 0.7% in July, ahead of expectations. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures also showed that retail sales rose by 3.5% in the year to July. ONS statistician Rhian Murphy said: "Many consumers stayed away...

BBC, today, 02:36
 
Walmart shares up 10% on news of online sales lift

Walmart shares up 10% on news of online sales lift

Online sales at the US retail giant Walmart soared 40% in the last three months helping boost overall sales to $128bn (£101bn). Walmart shares jumped 10% ahead of the opening of the New York stock market. President and chief executive Doug McMillion...

BBC, today, 02:36
 
B&Q owner Kingfisher sales rise during warm weather

B&Q owner Kingfisher sales rise during warm weather

B&Q owner Kingfisher saw a 1.6% rise in like-for-like sales during the second quarter, helped by recent warm weather. The company said same-store sales at B&Q in the UK and Ireland rose 3.6% in the three months to 31 July. Comparable trade at...

BBC, today, 02:36
 
Sir Rod Stewart auctions furniture in Essex sale

Sir Rod Stewart auctions furniture in Essex sale

Sir Rod Stewart is having a "good old-fashioned clear out" and auctioning off some his furniture. Fans of the Maggie May singer, who owns a mansion in Sheering near Harlow, could own items like a leopard print armchair or a figure of a banjo...

BBC, today, 02:36
 
Half of staff fear workplace monitoring, says TUC

Half of staff fear workplace monitoring, says TUC

More than half of UK workers believe they are monitored by their boss at work, research from the TUC claims. The union said this could take a variety of forms, including monitoring internet use, tracking people's locations and timing toilet breaks. It...

BBC, today, 02:36
 
Chipotle to retrain staff after series of food poisonings

Chipotle to retrain staff after series of food poisonings

All staff at Chipotle's US Mexican Grill restaurants are to be retrained in food safety procedures after a series of food poisoning incidents. The latest outbreak in Powell, Ohio was caused by a bacteria that occurs when food is left at unsafe...

BBC, today, 02:36
 


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