Tag Archives: BRC

Retailers aim to help combat covid with contactless

In response to extensive pressure from BRC (British Retail Consortium) and widespread consumer demand, the contactless limit for in-store card transactions will increase from £30 to £45. This move is being introduced in response to the coronavirus epidemic, to reduce the need for physical contact with PIN-Entry Devices (PEDs) at …

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Food retailers ask customers to buy responsibly

British food retailers have written a joint letter to their customers in the wake of coronavirus. In the letter, which was published in adverts in national newspapers yesterday (Sunday March 15) and today (Monday March 16), retailers call on their customers to support one another during this challenging time. Speaking …

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Storms take toll on February retail sales

On a total basis, UK retail sales increased by 0.1% year-on-year in February, while on a like-for-like basis, sales decreased 0.4%, according to research from BRC (British Retail Consortium)-KPMG. Over the three months to February, in-store sales of non-food items declined 1.8% on a total and 1.9% on a like-for-like …

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Autumn rain keeps shoppers at bay in October

UK retail footfall declined by 3.2% year-on-year in October – which was steeper than September and both the 3-month and 12-month average, according to the latest figures from British Retail Consortium (BRC) and Springboard. Covering the four weeks from September 29 to October 26, the BRC-Springboard Footfall and Vacancies Report …

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Retail footfall down 10% in seven years

Total retail footfall declined by 1.7% in September compared with the same point last year when it declined by 1.7%, according to the latest data from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and Springboard. Covering the five weeks from August 25 to September 28, the BRC-Springboard Footfall & Vacancies monitor reports …

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‘Ongoing Brexit uncertainty’ holds back September spending

Total retail sales fell by 1.3% in September against an increase of 0.7% in September 2018, according to the latest figures from the British Retail Consortium (BRC)-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor. The BRC said this is below the 3-month average decline of 0.4% and the 12-month average growth of 0.2%: a …

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BRC calls for action on card fees

The latest Payment Survey from the British Retail Consortium (BRC), launched on September 19, shows that credit card spending overtook cash spending in 2018. Debit cards remain the most popular method of payment, accounting for almost three-in-five transactions. BRC said: ‘The use of cash payments has been falling steadily. Over …

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Retail footfall stumbles in August

Retail footfall declined by 1.3% in August, compared to the same point last year when it declined by 1.6%, according to the latest figures from British Retail Consortium (BRC) and Springboard. Covering the four weeks from July 28 to August 24, the data reveals that High Street footfall dropped by …

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Businesses come together to urge business rates inquiry results

The British Independent Retailers Association (Bira) has joined forces with trade bodies including the BRC (British Retail Consortium) and the Association of Convenience Stores to urge the Treasury Select Committee to release the findings of its inquiry into business rates. Bira said: ‘With several of the MPs involved in the …

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Retailers demand Chancellor addresses business rates

More than 50 big retailers have come together to demand the Government takes action on the business rates system. In a letter to the new Chancellor Sajid Javid, the retailers have called on the government to put business rates at heart of the promised new economic package. The letter, co-ordinated …

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