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Budget 2017: Rate respite eases pressure on retailers and consumers, says BRC

Budget 2017: Rate respite eases pressure on retailers and consumers, says BRC

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The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has reacted to the Chancellor’s Budget announcement, highlighting the elements that will affect the UK retail industry.

Laura  Barnes
on Nov 23rd 2017 at 10:44AM
BRC: 'Lack of wage growth is a concern for both retail and the UK economy'

BRC: 'Lack of wage growth is a concern for both retail and the UK economy'

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The latest ONS Labour Market data has been published today (November 15th) revealing that pay growth showed little sign of keeping up with the current rate of inflation.

Laura  Barnes
on Nov 15th 2017 at 11:04AM
Retailers see worst non-food sales growth since records began

Retailers see worst non-food sales growth since records began

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The latest BRC – KMPG retail sales monitor has revealed that throughout October, sales of non-food items grew at the slowest pace since records began.

Laura  Barnes
on Nov 7th 2017 at 3:24PM
Retailers 'face concerns over margins' as they plan for additional £270m in businesses rates in 2018

Retailers 'face concerns over margins' as they plan for additional £270m in businesses rates in 2018

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The British Retail Consortium (BRC) and Nielsen have announced their latest shop price index for October 2017, revealing that shop prices decreased at the same annual rate as in September.

Laura  Barnes
on Nov 1st 2017 at 10:15AM

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BRC calls on the Chancellor to support the UK retail industry's future

BRC calls on the Chancellor to support the UK retail industry's future

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The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has sent a submission to the Chancellor, calling for the upcoming Budget to support the retail industry’s future and help shoppers by keeping the cost ...

Laura  Barnes
on Oct 24th 2017 at 11:53AM
BRC: Consumers will pay the price for the uncertainty around EU retail workers

BRC: Consumers will pay the price for the uncertainty around EU retail workers

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Brexit immigration uncertainty is fuelling workforce shortages in UK retail, and consumers will end up paying the price, warns the British Retail Consortium (BRC) in a new report.

Laura  Barnes
on Oct 17th 2017 at 11:33AM
BRC: Retail employment in the UK continues to fall

BRC: Retail employment in the UK continues to fall

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Despite the latest ONS labour market figures revealing that there’s a new record low for unemployment in the UK, the retail sector is still struggling.

Laura  Barnes
on Sep 15th 2017 at 11:37AM
How did high street and online retail sales fare in August?

How did high street and online retail sales fare in August?

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Throughout August, UK retail sales increased by 1.3% on a like-for-like basis compared to the same period a year before, according to the latest Retail Sales Monitor from BRC and ...

Laura  Barnes
on Sep 8th 2017 at 10:17AM

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Retailers 'running out of options' for protecting shoppers from significant price increases since Brexit decision

Retailers 'running out of options' for protecting shoppers from significant price increases since Brexit decision

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The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has revealed that non-food retailers are struggling to keep prices down on imported goods since the EU referendum.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 30th 2017 at 11:16AM
Pre-Black Friday sales could be the answer to a cracking Christmas

Pre-Black Friday sales could be the answer to a cracking Christmas

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As the retail world starts to prepare for the impending holiday season, many are thinking about their strategies to make the most of Christmas shoppers.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 24th 2017 at 11:31AM
Footfall declined in most shopping destinations in July

Footfall declined in most shopping destinations in July

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The latest BRC-Springboard Footfall and vacancies monitor has revealed another slow month for UK retail footfall.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 16th 2017 at 11:52AM
Satisfying EU consumers through your digital offering is 'crucial', BRC tells UK retailers

Satisfying EU consumers through your digital offering is 'crucial', BRC tells UK retailers

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Retail search growth in the second quarter of 2017 has been driven by smartphones, with Estonia demonstrating the strongest appetite for UK retailers.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 7th 2017 at 10:06AM

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UK retail employment falls due to new tech and policies

UK retail employment falls due to new tech and policies

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The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has reported a reduction in employment throughout the UK retail sector in the second quarter of 2017, thanks to the restructuring of the industry.

Laura  Barnes
on Jul 31st 2017 at 11:44AM
High streets and retail parks saw solid growth in footfall throughout June

High streets and retail parks saw solid growth in footfall throughout June

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Footfall in June was 0.8% up on a year ago according to the latest BRC/Springboard Footfall and Vacancies tracker.

Laura  Barnes
on Jul 24th 2017 at 11:47AM
Debit cards become no.1 payment method in UK, but is the price still too high for retailers?

Debit cards become no.1 payment method in UK, but is the price still too high for retailers?

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More than 50 per cent of all retail transactions were made by debit cards throughout 2016, according to the new Payments Survey from the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

Laura  Barnes
on Jul 14th 2017 at 10:54AM