Tag Archives: BRC

BRC-Springboard: Better weather puts spring in high street footfall

Total footfall increased by 1.4% in March compared to the previous year when it fell by 6.0%, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC)-Springboard’s latest statistics. Covering the five weeks from February 24 to March 30, the BRC-Springboard footfall report reveals that on a three-month basis, footfall dropped by 0.3%. …

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BRC: action needed to ‘protect shops and jobs’

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has reported that business rates for retailers will rise by £200 million for 2019/20 and the business rates multiplier in England rose to over 50p in the pound on April 1. In response, BRC commented: ‘At a time when shop closures have become an all …

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BRC survey reveals spiralling cost of retail crime

The British Retail Consortium’s (BRC) annual Retail Crime Survey has revealed the vast cost of retail crime to people and businesses up and down the country. The total cost of crime and crime prevention for retailers was £1.9 billion last year, up 12% from the previous year (£1.7 billion). This …

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Footfall falls fast for February

Retail footfall fell by 2.0% last month – a significant decline compared to the previous year where it fell by 0.2%. This is the fifteenth month of consecutive decline and the weakest February in five years. The latest figures from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and Springboard, covering the four …

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Brexit uncertainty hits retail growth

Uncertainty surrounding the UK’s imminent exit from the European Union has hit consumer spending, according to Helen Dickinson OBE, chief executive of the British Retail Consortium (BRC). She said: “While real incomes have started to rise over the past year, shoppers were reluctant to spend this February, holding back growth. …

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Retail footfall down 2% in October

UK retail footfall dropped by 2% year-on-year in October, following a 1.7% fall in September, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC)-Springboard. Covering the four weeks from September 3 to October 27, the BRC-Springboard footfall and vacancies monitor reveals that October was also the eleventh month of consecutive footfall decline. …

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Home & Garden brands in demand from EU mobile searches

‘Home & Garden’ saw the highest year-on-year growth for overseas mobile searches with 38% in Q3 – and the same retail category saw year-on-year growth of 13% for UK mobile searches in Q3, according to Google-Online Retail Monitor. Overseas mobile searches for UK brands overall grew by 18% year-on-year in …

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Retail sales edge up by 0.1% in October

UK retail sales increased by 0.1% in October on a like-for-like basis from October 2017, according to the latest statistics from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and KPMG. The monthly BRC-KPMG sales monitor reveals that on a total basis, sales increased 1.3% in October, against an increase of 0.2% in …

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September footfall closes the quarter on a low

Footfall in September declined by 1.7% on the previous year – a slight acceleration on August’s fall of 1.6% – according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and Springboard. Covering the five weeks from August 26 to September 29, the BRC-Springboard footfall report said that High Street footfall decreased by …

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BRC reports ‘constrained’ consumer spending in September

UK retail sales slipped by 0.2% in September on a like-for-like basis from September 2017, according to the latest statistics from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and KPMG. Covering the five weeks from August 26 to September 29, the BRC-KPMG’s September retail sales monitor reveals that on a total basis, …

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