Tag : British Retail Consortium
September fashion sales defy retail declineSubscription
Clothing sales edged up by 0.9% in September compared with August as retail sales suffered a 0.8% dip, figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
The chief executive of the British Retail Consortium (BRC) has called for business rates to be frozen as UK inflation hits a five-year high.
Brexit workforce shortages to hit consumersSubscription
Brexit uncertainty is driving up prices as more retailers seek to deal with rising labour costs and a worker exodus, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) has warned in a new report.
Shop prices are on the verge of increasing, the British Retail Consortium has said.
Retail sales pick up in AugustSubscription
UK retail sales inched up 1.3% during the four weeks to 26 August, compared with the same period in 2016.
Shop price deflation hits four-year low Subscription
The deflation rate for non-food retail prices hit 1.3% in the four days between 7 to 11 August, marking the slowest rate of deflation seen since April 2013.
BRC calls for Brexit customs planningSubscription
Retailers and brands could face red tape and severe delays at ports without additional agreements and investment to supplement a customs deal, the British Retail Consortium has said.
The debate over how to eradicate poor employment practices in some UK factories flared up again this week, prompting retailers and manufacturers to call for more support from the government.
Industry bodies have said the UK government’s proposal for a temporary customs union after Brexit will reassure retail businesses.
High street footfall drops in JulySubscription
Footfall in July dipped by 1.1% on last year in the four weeks to 29 July 2017, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and Springboard footfall and vacancies monitor indicates.