UK retail sales decreased by 0.7% on a like-for-like basis from March 2015, when they had increased 3.2% from the preceding year. On a total basis, sales were flat, against a 4.7% rise in March 2015. This headline is somewhat distorted
Retail sales volumes held broadly steady in March beating expectations of growth slowing, according to the CBI’s latest monthly Distributive Trades Survey. The survey of 125 firms consisting of 63 retailers showed that sales volumes were stable and that companies expect
Martin Summerscales, head of retail consultancy, CBRE, says the battle for retail spend is moving from the high street to out-of-town retail parks Out-of-town retail parks have become an essential ingredient in the UK economy. The sector provides employment for a
Retail sales dropped slightly below normal, but orders remained above expectations, according to the CBI’s latest quarterly Distributive Trades Survey. The survey of 124 firms consisting of 68 retailers showed that retail sales growth slowed slightly in the year to February,
According to the latest figures from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index the online retail sector has started the year on a high, recording a solid 15% annual growth in January (excluding travel); more than double the 7% recorded in
UK retail sales rose by 2.6% on a like-for-like basis from January 2015, when they had increased 0.2% from the preceding year, according to the latest BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor. On a total basis, sales were up 3.3%, against
Retail sales growth was broadly steady over the year to January, beating retailers’ expectations for a slight slowdown, according to the CBI’s latest monthly Distributive Trends Survey. The survey of 126 companies showed that even though sales were considered to
UK retailers saw bumper online sales over the Christmas trading period but experienced more challenging conditions on the high street, according to analyses from payments processing company Worldpay. Electronics retailers emerged strongest from the Christmas period seeing an overall 3%
One in five Brits shop with independent retailers more than they did one year ago, rising to almost one in three (30%) for the 18 to 24-year-old age group, new research shows. The research, conducted by The Leadership Factor on behalf
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
MasterCard SpendingPulse data today revealed that UK retail sales ended the year on a healthy note as spending continued to grow 2.1% in the critical nine weeks to Christmas, versus 2.2% for the full year.
Economic growth across the private sector picked up in the three months to December, according to the latest CBI Growth Indicator.
Up to 10% of all refunds for the year will hit UK retailers between Boxing Day and late January, returns specialist warns
Up to 10% of all refunds for the year will hit UK retailers between Boxing Day and late January, according to a returns specialist. Vicky Brock, CEO of Clear Returns, a retail returns specialist, warns: "With consumers increasingly buying first and
Friars Walk, Newport’s brand new retail and leisure destination owned by Queensberry Real Estate, smashed its visitor target by 10% over the Bank Holiday weekend. 40,000 shoppers visited on Boxing Day alone, with a host of leading retail names reporting
Discount-fever will squeeze Christmas margins, even as spending rises, The Economist Intelligence Unit reports
As sales become more global and intense, we are seeing the potential for a continuous discounting period from November right into January according to "The Never Ending Sales Period" a new report from The Economist Intelligence Unit. The report warns
High street sales growth accelerated in the year to December, according to the CBI’s latest monthly Distributive Trades Survey, which covers the crucial run-up to Christmas.
Retailers are holding out hopes for a last minute Christmas shopping frenzy to keep them afloat throughout 2016, say retail experts at trade credit insurer Atradius. With more positive economic news on the horizon, improving employment prospects, low inflation and a
The weekend before Christmas could see Britain’s high-street retailers bring in £1.5bn in sales, analysis from Worldpay’s Insights Services team reveals.
Online retail records lowest ever October growth, latest IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index reveals
The latest figures from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index have revealed that online retail sales recorded their lowest year-on-year (YoY) growth for the month of October since the Index launched 15 years ago – up just 8.9% as retailers
UK retail sales decreased 0.2% on a like-for-like basis from October 2014, when they were unchanged from the preceding year, according to the latest BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor. On a total basis, sales were up 0.9%, against a 1.4% rise
Retail sales volumes slowed in the year to October, CBI’s latest monthly Distributive Trades Survey shows
Retail sales volumes slowed in the year to October following a strong showing in September, according to the CBI’s latest monthly Distributive Trades Survey. The survey of 112 firms saw the volume of retail sales rise at a slower pace
Sainsbury’s posts 1.1% fall in like-for-like sales in Q2 but must ride out storm, says Planet Retail
Sainsbury’s has reported a 1.1% fall in like-for-like sales in the second quarter, excluding fuel. Total sales ,excluding fuel, were up 0.3%. David Gray, retail analyst at Planet Retail, said “Once again, Sainsbury’s has posted a subdued set of like-for-like numbers
Sales and orders grew on the high street at a much stronger rate than had been anticipated in the year to September, with the robust pace of growth expected to continue next month, according to the CBI’s latest monthly Distributive
Retailers reported steady sales growth and stronger recruitment of new employees in August, according to the latest CBI Quarterly Distributive Trades Survey. Year-on-year growth in retail sales volumes remained firm and steady in August and is expected to pick up
Consumer spend on new clothes pushes up retail sales in July but growth expected to slow, reports CBI
Consumers splashing out on new clothes helped push up retail sales in the year to July, but the pace of growth is expected to slow next month, according to the CBI’s Distributive Trades Survey. The survey of 117 firms showed