Tag Archives: Helen Dickinson

No spring in step for March retail footfall

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) and Springboard has released its retail footfall figures for March, covering the five weeks from February 25 to March 31. Year-on-year, footfall dropped by 6% – a substantial slump compared with the positive rate of 1.3% for March 2017 – and the steepest year-on-year fall …

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BRC-KPMG: footfall declines in August

UK shopper footfall fell 1.2% in August against the year-ago period – below the three-month and 12-month rolling averages of -0.4% and -0.3% respectively, according to the latest statistics from the British Retail Consoium (BRC) and Springboard. Covering the four weeks from July 30 to August 26, the BRC- Springboard’s …

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Shoppers turn attention to homeware in August

UK retail sales increased by 1.3% last month on a like-for-like basis from August 2016, when they had decreased 0.9% from the preceding year, according to date from the British Retail Consortium (BRC)-KMPG. Covering the four weeks from July 30 to August 26, the BRC-KPMG retail sales monitor reveals that: …

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Products for the home and retail parks lead in slow July

UK retail footfall in July fell by 1.1% year-on-year, according to the latest data from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and Springboard. This figure is below the three-month rolling average of -0.4%. Covering the four weeks from July 2 to July 29, the BRC-Springboard’s monthly monitor said the high street …

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Homeware sales move to top of performance rankings in July

Retail sales growth slowed in July from June, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and KPMG. The BRC-KPMG monthly retail sales monitor the four weeks from July 2 to July 29, reveals that sales edged up by 0.9% on a like-for-like basis from June 2016, compared with 1.1% from …

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June high street footfall warmed by sun

Footfall in June was 0.8% up on a year ago – and ahead of the three month average of 0.5%, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and Springboard. Covering the four weeks from May 28 to July 1, the BRC-Springboard footfall monitor for June reports that high street footfall …

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Arrival of summer prompts pick-up in UK retail sales growth

UK retail sales rose by 1.2 % in June on a like-for-like basis from June 2016, according to statistics from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and accounting firm KPMG. The BRC-KPMG retail sales monitor for June (which covers the five weeks from May 28 to July 1), notes that over …

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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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