Better weather has boosted footfall on the high street during the five weeks from 24 February to 30 March, according to the latest BRC-Springboard figures.
Richard Pennycook, the former CEO of the Co-operative Group, has stepped up calls for industry leaders to focus on winning trust, speaking in a new British Retail Consortium podcast.
BRC Global Standards and Rentokil Initial are delighted to announce a strategic partnership that sees both organisations continuous commitment to help its customers mitigate their risks throughout the food industry. BRC Global Standards strategic focus is to continually innovate and
Responding to the Prime Minister’s statement on the triggering of Article 50 today, Helen Dickinson, chief executive of the BRC said: "Ensuring that consumers continue to enjoy great quality, choice and value on goods depends on a continuation of tariff-free trade
Footfall in February was 1.0 % down on a year ago, the sixth consecutive month of decline, according to the latest Springboard figures. High street footfall rose 0.1% in February on the previous year’s rate of -2.9%, after a decline of
‘The Changing Face of Retail,’ a new film project by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and ITN Productions, will investigate the future of British shopping. The programme will build on the BRC’s recent industry report, ‘Retail 2020’, which predicts fewer but
Responding to today’s Autumn Statement, the chief executive of the British Retail Consortium Helen Dickinson said: “This was a statement of stocking fillers rather than expensive presents. With a post-Brexit slow down forecast to make a big hole in public
The British Retail Consortium has called on Government negotiators to put consumers first in the forthcoming Brexit talks by ensuring their sights are firmly set on keeping shop prices low once the UK leaves the European Union. Pledging a positive and
Footfall in January was 1.2% up on a year ago, significantly above the 2.2% decline seen in December, and its best performance since January 2014, excluding Easter distortions, the latest BRC/Springboard Footfall and Vacancies Monitor shows.
Overall shop prices reported deflation of 1.8% in January from 2.0% in December, according to the latest BRC-Nielsen Shop Price Index. Food reported annual inflation of 0.1% in January up from the 0.3% decline seen in December. This is the first
Christmas 2015 was a digital one for UK retailers, according to the BRC-Google Online Retail Monitor for Q4 2015. Helen Dickinson, chief executive, British Retail Consortium, said: “The final quarter of the year was very much a digital one. The internet
Footfall declines as sales move online in December, BRC/Springboard Footfall and Vacancies Monitor shows
Footfall in December was 2.2% down on a year ago, marginally lower than the 2.1% decline in November, underperforming the three-month average rate of -1.6%, according to the December BRC/Springboard Footfall and Vacancies Monitor. Footfall in retail park locations increased 2.1%
UK retailers enjoy a very merry online Christmas, BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor for December 2015 shows
UK retail sales rose by 0.1% on a like-for-like basis from December 2014, when they had decreased 0.4% from the preceding year. On a total basis, sales were up 1.0%, against a 1.0% rise in December 2014. Adjusted for the BRC-Nielsen
Helen Dickinson has been awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours List for 2016 for services to the retail industry. Dickinson has been chief executive of the BRC since January 2013, following a successful career working with retailers at
BRC welcomes extension of business rates review and continues pressure for process to deliver fundamental reform
Yesterday’s Autumn Statement will only have a minimum positive impact on the retail industry, which is still expected to find approximately £14bn over five years to meet new government policy announcements. Although retailers have committed to achieving the National Living
The BRC and the FDF with the support of Anaphylaxis Campaign and Coeliac UK are launching a guidance document which provides food manufacturers, retailers and enforcement authorities with essential advice on what must be considered before making a ‘free-from’ claim
The BRC has welcomed the publication today of the European Commission’s new Single Market Strategy, saying that is a step in the right direction toward achieving positive EU reforms. BRC chief executive, Helen Dickinson, said: “It’s good to see that today’s
A group of leading UK retailers have for the second time published a combined food waste figure, in line with a commitment to increase transparency and report on progress annually in this area. A British Retail Consortium (BRC) report, which
Overall shop prices reported deflation of 1.4% in July, lower than the 1.3% fall in June, according to the July BRC-Nielsen Shop Price Index. Food reported annual inflation of 0.1%, up from the 0.4% decline in June 2015. This is
Online salees of Non-Food products in the UK grew 12.3% in March versus a year earlier, when it had risen by 12.8% over the previous year, according to the latest BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor. This month’s growth is the best
The Chancellor has used his last budget of this Parliament to reconfirm his commitment to carry out the most “far-reaching” and “radical” review into the business rates system in a generation, kick-starting a process that leads the way to changes
Commenting on today’s announcement that the Government will examine the structure of the current business rates system Helen Dickinson, British Retail Consortium director general, said: “We very much welcome this further announcement of a complete review of the business rates system.
Overall shop prices reported deflation for the 22nd consecutive month, accelerating to 1.7% in February, after reporting deflation of 1.3% in January, according to the BRC-Nielsen Shop Price Index. Food reported annual deflation of 0.4% in February from a 0.5%
UK retail sales increased by 0.2%, on a like-for-like basis from January 2014, when they had increased 3.9% on the preceding year, according to the latest BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor. On a total basis, sales were up 1.6%, against a
A snapshot survey carried out by the BRC has shown UK retailers are optimistic about their fortunes in 2015; with many predicting an improvement in sales and increases in both investment and employment levels over the next 12 months. The