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Tag : British Retail Consortium

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  • High street canterbury kent

    'Broken' business rates take toll on high streetsSubscription

    News21 January 2020

    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.

  • Discounting on the high street credit Alan Cleaver

    Shop prices continue to fallSubscription

    News30 October 2019

    Prices fell for the fifth consecutive month in the first week of October, as heavy discounting and an “uncertain economic environment” pervaded.

  • Brexit

    Survival strategies for Brexit chaosSubscription

    Features25 October 2019

    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?

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    Worst July since sales records beganSubscription

    News6 August 2019

    Total UK retail sales registered the lowest increase since 1995 last month, up just 0.3% on July 2018. 

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    Retailers ahead of target with sustainabilitySubscription

    News2 August 2019

    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.

  • oxford street

    Retail employment continues to fallSubscription

    News25 July 2019

    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.

  • High street

    Shop prices decrease after eight monthsSubscription

    News3 July 2019

    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. 

  • High_street

    Clothing sales hit five-year lowSubscription

    News21 June 2019

    Clothing and footwear sales suffered their biggest sales slump in five years last month, as unseasonably cold weather deterred shoppers from the high street.

  • Brexit web

    BRC: October no-deal Brexit would hit retailers hardSubscription

    News10 June 2019

    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.

  • High street

    Retail sales suffer sharpest decline on recordSubscription

    News4 June 2019

    Total retail sales slumped by 2.7% year on year in May, excluding Easter distortions – the steepest decline since records began in 1995.

  • Rethink retail

    BRC launches new careers initiativeSubscription

    News10 April 2019

    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.

  • 3x2 gender pay gap

    BRC working to reduce gender pay gap Subscription

    News5 April 2019

    The British Retail Consortium (BRC) and Government Equality Office (GEO) have said they are working with retailers to reduce their gender pay gaps.

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    Retailers up apprenticeships in face of levySubscription

    News5 March 2019

    Retailers plan to increase the number of apprenticeships they offer over the next two years, a survey by the British Retail Consortium has found.

  • high street

    'Take no-deal Brexit off table,' says BRC, as sales stallSubscription

    News5 March 2019

    Retail growth slowed in February, edging up by just 0.5% compared with last year, as Brexit uncertainty continues.

  • Retail at Cabot Place in Canary Wharf

    Shop price inflation at six year high Subscription

    News27 February 2019

    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.

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    January discounts tempt cautious consumersSubscription

    News5 February 2019

    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.

  • originals

    Dr Martens, Gap and Mothercare sign sustainable pledge Subscription

    News8 November 2018

    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.

  • River island index

    Accessing the £249bn purple poundSubscription

    Features5 November 2018

    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.

  • Philip Hammond  Spring Budget

    BRC calls for business rate action in BudgetSubscription

    News17 October 2018

    The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has urged chancellor Philip Hammond to address the “unsustainable burden” of business rates in his autumn Budget.

  • rainy high street

    Retail to bear brunt of business rates riseSubscription

    News16 August 2018

    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.

  • Money, by JD Mack

    Non-food price deflation eases in JulySubscription

    News1 August 2018

    Non-food deflation eased to its lowest level since December 2017 in July, new research from Nielsen and the British Retail Consortium shows.

  • high street oxford street

    BRC calls for business rates freezeSubscription

    News4 July 2018

    The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has called for a two-year freeze on business rates increases to provide some relief for retailers.

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    Non-food price deflation 'eases'Subscription

    News4 July 2018

    The average price of non-food items rose by 0.9% in June, compared with May, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and Nielsen have reported.

  • doug gurr

    Why Amazon UK boss is 'hugely optimistic about future of retail'Subscription

    News13 June 2018

    Speaking at the British Retail Consortium’s annual retail industry lecture, Amazon’s UK country manager Doug Gurr talks about the next industrial revolution – the digital revolution – its impact on the retail industry and how to prepare for the changes.

  • High street Glasgow, Scotland

    Scottish retail sales soar in MaySubscription

    News13 June 2018

    Total retail sales in Scotland increased by 2.6% in May compared to a decrease of 0.2% in May 2017, the Scottish Retail Consortium reports, as good weather and bank holiday encouraged shoppers.

  • rainy high street

    Retail insolvencies jump 7% year on yearSubscription

    News21 May 2018

    The number of retailers entering insolvency has increased by 7% in the past year, research by law firm RPC shows.

  • Footwear retailers

    Fashion suffers sharpest sales decline in nine yearsSubscription

    News9 May 2018

    Non-food retail sales in the UK across stores and online fell 2.4% on a like-for-like basis year on year in the three months to 28 April – the biggest decrease since March 2009.

  • Plan a community

    Retailers rally behind sustainable industry targetsSubscription

    Features9 April 2018

    Drapers speaks to retailers about the British Retail Consortium’s drive to make the retail industry more sustainable by 2030.

  • Sunny high street

    Retailers get behind BRC sustainability action planSubscription

    News13 March 2018

    The BRC has launched an action plan to advance sustainability, development and equality in the retail sector. 

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    Retailers urged to prioritise gender pay reportingSubscription

    News9 January 2018

    Eligible retailers across the UK have been urged to begin gathering data about their gender pay gap as a priority, as the deadline for new reporting requirements looms.

  • christmas shoppers

    December shop prices fallSubscription

    News5 January 2018

    Non-food shop prices fell by 2.1% in December compared with the same period last year.

  • brexit

    BRC blasts government's Brexit retail reportSubscription

    News21 December 2017

    The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has hit out at a government analysis of the retail sector for failing to assess the potential impact of Brexit.

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    BRC calls for tariff-free trade following Brexit divorce dealSubscription

    News8 December 2017

    The British Retail Consortium has urged Brexit negotiators to maintain tariff-free trade between the UK and the rest of the EU following a breakthrough report published on 8 December.

  • Black Friday 2016 on London's Oxford Street

    Suppliers warn of 'tough' November Subscription

    News7 November 2017

    Suppliers to high street multiples and department stores have warned of another difficult month of trading ahead, following a “terrible” October.

  • Man using smartphone

    Online retail searches riseSubscription

    News3 November 2017

    UK retail search volumes grew by 9% year on year across all devices in the third quarter of 2017.

  • East shopping centre

    BRC calls for Budget action amidst interest rates hikeSubscription

    News2 November 2017

    The British Retail Consortium has warned that consumer spending will slow further unless the government prioritises shoppers in the autumn Budget.

  • cash

    Shop price deflation remains at four-year lowSubscription

    News1 November 2017

    Prices decreased at the same annual rate in October as in September, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) has revealed.

  • High Street

    Record reduction in retail employmentSubscription

    News26 October 2017

    Hours worked in retail in the third quarter fell by 4.2% year on year, a British Retail Consortium survey has revealed.

  • budget box

    BRC calls for retailer support in Budget Subscription

    News23 October 2017

    The British Retail Consortium is calling for action to support consumer spending and help encourage private sector investment in the upcoming Budget.

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    September fashion sales defy retail declineSubscription

    News20 October 2017

    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).

  • Price tag on clothes

    BRC calls for business rates freeze as inflation hitsSubscription

    News17 October 2017

    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.

  • Oxford Street

    Brexit workforce shortages to hit consumersSubscription

    News9 October 2017

    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.

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    Fashion prices ‘on the edge’ of increasing, warns BRCSubscription

    News4 October 2017

    Shop prices are on the verge of increasing, the British Retail Consortium has said.

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    Retail sales pick up in AugustSubscription

    News5 September 2017

    UK retail sales inched up 1.3% during the four weeks to 26 August, compared with the same period in 2016. 

  • high street

    Shop price deflation hits four-year low Subscription

    News30 August 2017

    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.

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    BRC calls for Brexit customs planningSubscription

    News30 August 2017

    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.

  • Fashion Enter in north London

    Industry demands support for ethical UK manufacturingSubscription

    News15 August 2017

    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.

  • Brexit

    Customs union proposals are 'reassuring' first stepSubscription

    News15 August 2017

    Industry bodies have said the UK government’s proposal for a temporary customs union after Brexit will reassure retail businesses.

  • Winchester high street

    High street footfall drops in JulySubscription

    News14 August 2017

    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.

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