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Scottish retail sales revival continues in April

Scottish retail sales rose by 3.9% on a like-for-like basis last month compared with April 2018, when they dropped by 3.8%, according to figures from the Scottish Retail Consortium-KPMG. This is above the three-month average of 0.9%. However, the figure is positively distorted by the timing of the run-up to …

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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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Statement from administrators appointed to Steamer Trading Cookshop

More details have been released of the sale of Steamer Trading Cookshop to rival housewares retailer ProCook. As part of the sales process, Steve Absolom and Will Wright of KPMG LLP were appointed joint administrators of Steamer Trading Limited today (January 9). KPMG said that following their appointment, the joint …

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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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BRC reports ‘constrained’ consumer spending in September

UK retail sales slipped by 0.2% in September on a like-for-like basis from September 2017, according to the latest statistics from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and KPMG. Covering the five weeks from August 26 to September 29, the BRC-KPMG’s September retail sales monitor reveals that on a total basis, …

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Beers, BBQs and big screen TVs lift June sales

UK retail sales increased by 1.1% in June on a like-for-like basis from June 2017, when they had increased 1.2% from the preceding year, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC)-KPMG monthly monitor. On a total basis, sales increased 2.3% in June, against an increase of 2% in June 2017. …

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Store sales make a comeback in May

UK retail sales increased by 2.8% in May on a like-for-like basis from May 2017, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC) – KPMG monthly retail sales monitor. On a total basis, sales increased 4.1% in May, against an increase of 0.2% in May 2017. This is above the 3-month …

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BRC & KPMG: high street trading remains challenging – but online retail bucks the trend

UK retail sales in April dropped by 4.2% on a like-for-like basis from April 2017, when they had increased 5.6% from the preceding year, according to figures from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and KPMG Covering the four weeks from April 1 to April 28, the BRC-KPMG’s monthly retail sales …

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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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