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.
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.
Retail growth slowed in February, edging up by just 0.5% compared with last year, as Brexit uncertainty continues.
Shop price inflation at six year high Subscription
Shop price inflation in February rose by the highest rate in almost six years, driven by cost pressures building in the supply chain, new figures have shown.
January discounts tempt cautious consumersSubscription
Retail sales returned to year-on-year growth in January after a disappointing December, but the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and KPMG warned there is no guarantee the positive momentum will continue.
Dr Martens, Gap and Mothercare have joined other leading UK retailers in a new industry initiative created by the British Retail Consortium to advance sustainability, development and quality.
Accessing the £249bn purple poundSubscription
New accessible shopping day Purple Tuesday will launch on 13 November with the backing of some of the UK’s biggest retailers. Drapers investigates how the industry is improving its accessibility and inclusivity.
BRC calls for business rate action in BudgetSubscription
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has urged chancellor Philip Hammond to address the “unsustainable burden” of business rates in his autumn Budget.
Retail to bear brunt of business rates riseSubscription
Pressure is mounting on the government to reform business rates, as new research reveals the retail sector would face a £194.2m rise in its bills next April, despite the ongoing crisis on the high street.