Tag Archives: BRC

BRC comments on the Queen’s speech

A host of proposed new laws designed to prepare the UK for a departure from the EU were announced in the Queen’s Speech, delivered on June 21. Helen Dickinson OBE, chief executive of the British Retail Consortium (BRC), commented: “In very uncertain times, retailers will be encouraged that the Government …

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Spring footfall surge loses momentum in May

UK footfall fell by 1% year-on-year in May, representing the first decline since February, according to the monthly monitor from the British Retail Consortium (BRC)-Springboard. Covering the four weeks from April 30 to May 27, the report said High Street footfall slipped by 2% – its steepest decline since last …

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May brings sluggish online sales growth

Online sales of non-food products rose 4.3% in May compared with a 13.7% lift a year earlier – representing the slowest growth since December 2012. The British Retail Consortium (BRC)- KPMG’s May online retail sales monitor – covering the four weeks from April 30 to May 27 – reports that …

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Retail sales slow in May

UK retail sales slipped by 0.4% in May on a like-for-like basis from May 2016, when they had dropped 0.5% from the preceding year. The figures relate to the British Retail Consortium (BRC) -KPMG retail sales monitor, covering the four weeks from April 30 to May 27. BRC chief executive …

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BRC-Springboard: fastest quarter of footfall growth for five years in April

Footfall in April grew 1.6% year-on-year in the UK across all retail destinations – which represents the fastest growth since March 2014, according the latest statistics from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and analyst Springboard. Covering the four weeks from April 2 to April 29, their data reveals that on …

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Late Easter brings boost to spending

UK retail sales rose by 5.6% last month on a like-for-like basis from April 2016, according to the latest statistics from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and KPMG. Covering the four weeks to April 29, the BRC-KPMG retail sales monitor reveals that on a total basis, sales rose 6.3% in April, …

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BRC: retailers reassess staffing levels

The total number of full time retail jobs fell by 3.9% in the first quarter compared with the year-ago period, according to figures released by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) yesterday (Thursday April 27). The BRC Retail Employment Monitor for Q1 2017 reveals that both food and non-food retailers contributed …

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BRC comments on upcoming General Election

Responding to the vote in Parliament on Wednesday (April 19) that backed Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan for a snap general election on June 8, British Retail Consortium (BRC) chief executive Helen Dickinson OBE has issued the following comment: “Political stability will be crucial to negotiating the best deal for …

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Spring’s arrival drives shopper footfall this March

Footfall in March grew 1.3% on the previous year – the fastest annual growth in footfall for three years – according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and retail intelligence company Springboard. This is well above the three-month average of -0.2% but there is an impact on this number due …

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