Tag Archives: BRC

Co-op calls for action to tackle attacks against shop workers

The Co-op today (Thursday June 20) called for stronger protection for shop workers in the face of rising attacks. The latest quarterly figures from the supermarket chain show 2,500 incidents of verbal abuse and anti-social behaviour across the UK, with 600 violent incidents over the same period. One in four …

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BRC acquires Oxford Summer School from Bira

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has acquired OSS Retail, formally known as the Oxford Summer School, from the British Independent Retailers Association (Bira). The move is part of BRC’s Better Jobs campaign and its ongoing commitment to repositioning retail as a career of choice. BRC said: ‘With the changing nature …

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Footfall plummets in May to lowest level in six years

Footfall declined by 3.5% in May, compared with the same month last year when it fell by 0.4%, according to the latest statistics from the British Retail Consortium (BRC)-Springboard. Covering the four weeks from 28 April 28 to May 25, the BRC-Springboard Footfall and Vacancies report reveals that on a …

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Bira boss comments on BRC-KPMG’s May retail sales figures

Andrew Goodacre, ceo of Bira (British Independent Retailers Association), has commented on the results of the latest retail sales monitor released by the British Retail Consortium (BRC)-KPMG, which show a 2.7% slump in retail sales in May. Excluding Easter distortions, this represents the biggest decline since the BRC-KPMG record began …

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May retail sales show ‘biggest decline on record’

Retail sales in May hit ‘the biggest decline on record’ according to the latest figures from the British Retail Consortium (BRC)-KPMG. Covering the four weeks from April 28 to May 25, the BRC-KPMG retail sales monitor reports that on a total basis, sales decreased by 2.7% in May. Excluding Easter …

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BRC-KPMG: UK retail sales ‘below expectation’ in April

UK retail sales increased by 3.7% on a like-for-like basis last month from April 2018, when they had decreased 4.2% from the preceding year, according to the latest data from the British Retail Consortium (BRC)-KPMG. Covering the four week period from March 31 to April 27, BRC-KPMG noted that the …

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BRC-Springboard: footfall dips 0.5% in April

Footfall declined by 0.5% in April, compared to the same point last year when it dropped by 3.3%, according to the latest British Retail Consortium (BRC)-Springboard Footfall and Vacancies Monitor. Covering the four weeks from March 31 to April 27, the report says that high street footfall dipped by 1%. …

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Town centre vacancy rate hits highest level in four years

The national town centre vacancy rate was 10.2% in April – a further increase on the previous quarter rate of 9.9% and the highest since April 2015, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC)-Springboard Footfall and Vacancies Monitor covering the four weeks from March 31 to April 27. BRC chief …

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BRC-Springboard: Better weather puts spring in high street footfall

Total footfall increased by 1.4% in March compared to the previous year when it fell by 6.0%, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC)-Springboard’s latest statistics. Covering the five weeks from February 24 to March 30, the BRC-Springboard footfall report reveals that on a three-month basis, footfall dropped by 0.3%. …

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BRC: action needed to ‘protect shops and jobs’

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has reported that business rates for retailers will rise by £200 million for 2019/20 and the business rates multiplier in England rose to over 50p in the pound on April 1. In response, BRC commented: ‘At a time when shop closures have become an all …

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