‘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:
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.