Tag Archives: BRC

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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Retail footfall declines by 1.9% in July

New figures have revealed that retail footfall was down 1.9% last month, which represents the worst July decline since 2012. According to data from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and Springboard covering the four weeks from June 30 to July 27 July, high street footfall dropped by 2.7%, following an …

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Consumer spending ‘left languishing’ says BRC boss

UK retail sales increased by 0.1% on a like-for-like basis from July 2018, when they had increased 0.5% from the preceding year, according to the latest figures from BRC (British Retail Consortium) and KPMG. Covering the four weeks from June 30 to July 27, the BRC-KPMG monthly sales monitor reported …

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Fall in retail employment “likely to endure” says BRC boss

According to the British Retail Consortium (BRC), the second quarter (Q2) represented the fourteenth consecutive quarter of year-on-year decline in the retail workforce. Year-on-year, the total number of employees fell by 2.3% in Q2, with full-time employment seeing a higher reduction (3.0%) compared with a decrease in part-time employees (2.0%). …

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Summer slump for footfall across UK

Total footfall in the UK declined by 2.9% in June compared with the year-ago period when it declined by 0.9%, according to the latest data from the British Retail Consortium (BRC)–Springboard. Covering the five weeks from May 26 to June 29, the BRC-Springboard footfall monitor reports that on a three-month …

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