Another wee difference as Scottish consumers seem more willing to pay more for ethical goods?



‘Scottish shoppers are more willing than others in the UK to spend more on ethical items, independent restaurants and faster delivery times. New research from Colliers International – which concentrated on shopping habits in an attempt to understand the opportunities and challenges facing retailers – has revealed that 64 per cent of consumers north of the Border would happily pay more for items with a proven ethical or environmental benefit. This compared to just 54 per cent across the UK as a whole.’

So much for the mean Scot stereotype so beloved in some parts?

This is a first return to the theme of difference for some time. See these earlier examples:

Scotland takes nearly 26% of Syrian refugees settled in UK with only 8% of the UK population

8% of the population but 11.8% of the charitable donations – ‘punching above our weight?’

Only in Scotland! ‘A review of small country’s approaches to public policy reform in response to economic, demographic and other pressures found that only in Scotland could this ‘golden thread’ be so clearly discerned’

58 000 baby boxes to help increase life chances and now Scotland will be the first country in the world to provide free sanitary products to ‘end period poverty’. This is the kind of country I want to live in.

Scots the least respectful of the upper classes: More evidence of a difference that makes a difference?

Scientific evidence that Scots tend to be different from the other groups in rUK?

Racial hate crimes increase by 33% in England & Wales while falling by 10% in Scotland: Who says we’re not different?

‘Scottish tooth fairies are the most generous.’ See, even more evidence we are different.

Who said Scots were not more left-wing than those in the rest of the UK?

SNP moves to finally put an end to foxes’agony being ripped apart by hounds as the English Tories plan a return to the unspeakable business. Different again?



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