Mike Watkins, head of retail and business insight at Nielsen, said: “Shoppers are still making changes to how they spend to stay within their household budget and looking out for price cuts and promotions is one of the ways to save money.”
There was a 1.7% overall fall in food and non-food prices.
David Lonsdale, director of the Scottish Retail Consortium, added: “Intense competition in the retail industry is benefitting customers by keeping prices down, good news for Scottish households.
“This should provide a welcome fillip for retailers’ sales volumes, if not necessarily the overall value of their sales. With half of VAT receipts being assigned to the Scottish Parliament our politicians currently vying for election to Holyrood have a direct stake in facilitating a flourishing retail industry and supporting consumer confidence.”