Tag : British Retail Consortium
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.
BRC launches new careers initiativeSubscription
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has launched a new initiative called Rethink Retail, which seeks to educate people about the evolving opportunities to carve out a career in the sector.
BRC working to reduce gender pay gap Subscription
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) and Government Equality Office (GEO) have said they are working with retailers to reduce their gender pay gaps.
Retailers up apprenticeships in face of levySubscription
Retailers plan to increase the number of apprenticeships they offer over the next two years, a survey by the British Retail Consortium has found.