Tag Archives: British Retail Consortium

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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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-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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BRC survey reveals spiralling cost of retail crime

The British Retail Consortium’s (BRC) annual Retail Crime Survey has revealed the vast cost of retail crime to people and businesses up and down the country. The total cost of crime and crime prevention for retailers was £1.9 billion last year, up 12% from the previous year (£1.7 billion). This …

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Brexit uncertainty hits retail growth

Uncertainty surrounding the UK’s imminent exit from the European Union has hit consumer spending, according to Helen Dickinson OBE, chief executive of the British Retail Consortium (BRC). She said: “While real incomes have started to rise over the past year, shoppers were reluctant to spend this February, holding back growth. …

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Home & Garden brands in demand from EU mobile searches

‘Home & Garden’ saw the highest year-on-year growth for overseas mobile searches with 38% in Q3 – and the same retail category saw year-on-year growth of 13% for UK mobile searches in Q3, according to Google-Online Retail Monitor. Overseas mobile searches for UK brands overall grew by 18% year-on-year in …

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Retail sales edge up by 0.1% in October

UK retail sales increased by 0.1% in October on a like-for-like basis from October 2017, according to the latest statistics from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and KPMG. The monthly BRC-KPMG sales monitor reveals that on a total basis, sales increased 1.3% in October, against an increase of 0.2% in …

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