Tag : British Retail Consortium
The retail industry is calling for urgent action on business rates from the government as high streets across the UK prepare for another wave of store closures.
Shop prices continue to fallSubscription
Prices fell for the fifth consecutive month in the first week of October, as heavy discounting and an “uncertain economic environment” pervaded.
Survival strategies for Brexit chaosSubscription
The second Brexit deadline has come and gone and there are no concrete plans for the next stage of the process. How is the UK fashion retail industry coping with the effect of prolonged uncertainty on business?
Worst July since sales records beganSubscription
Total UK retail sales registered the lowest increase since 1995 last month, up just 0.3% on July 2018.
Retailers ahead of target with sustainabilitySubscription
Several leading retailers are to meet their carbon emissions targets two years early as part of the British Retail Consortium’s “Better Retail Better World” initiative.
Retail employment continues to fallSubscription
The total number of retail employees in the UK fell by 2.3% – equivalent to 72,000 jobs – in the second quarter of 2019, compared with 2018.
Shop prices decrease after eight monthsSubscription
Shop prices have returned to deflation for the first time in eight months, driven by fierce competition on the high street, new figures have shown.
Clothing sales hit five-year lowSubscription
Clothing and footwear sales suffered their biggest sales slump in five years last month, as unseasonably cold weather deterred shoppers from the high street.
The impact of a no-deal Brexit on retailers would be exacerbated by the October deadline for the negotiations, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) has warned.
Retail sales suffer sharpest decline on recordSubscription
Total retail sales slumped by 2.7% year on year in May, excluding Easter distortions – the steepest decline since records began in 1995.