Tag Archives: Helen Dickinson

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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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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