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The latest research from the high street in the UK and Ireland

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Bank holiday washout costs retailers

Rain was not the only thing that fell this bank holiday weekend, the gusty winds and icy temperatures have meant that footfall figures were far lower than expected for UK retailers.The three day August holiday (which usually provides a boost for t...
10:55AM - Tue 26th August 2014
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Middle Eastern shoppers top spending tourists

Recent surveys have shown that the UK’s top spenders on the high street are not in fact from the UK at all. Middle Eastern tourists, predominantly from the UAE, Qatar, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, have been splashing out on visits to London. On averag...
10:35AM - Tue 26th August 2014
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High street sales rises as warmer weather and click and collect services tempt shoppers in

The latest high street figures point toward a resurgence of Britain’s shopping streets as collect in-store services drove shoppers back to the high street.Like-for-like sales rose 1.7 per cent in July compared to the same month last year as a prol...
08:47AM - Mon 11th August 2014
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Retail sales sees rise in July

Retail sales have jumped in July as discounting successfully tempted shoppers in to shop, the latest CBI trade survey has found.The retail sales balance rose from +4 in June to +21 in July – a rise that more than recovered the past month’s weaknes...
11:55AM - Thu 24th July 2014
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Shopping centre and high street numbers fall again

Footfall in May has fallen 0.2 per cent on a year ago as shopping centres and the high street dragged the figure down.Shopping centre footfall fell sharply at 1.5 per cent while high street numbers fell 0.9 per cent, the latest data from the BRC a...
02:42PM - Mon 16th June 2014
Hopkinson: "It would be "wrong to call the market on vacancy rates." image(c)iStockphoto.com/Dave White

Shop vacancy rate sees improvement

The UK shop vacancy rate fell by 0.1 per cent in May to 13.4 per cent as the economic recovery slightly improved.The rate was 14.1 per cent the same time last year.The data, measured by the Local Data Company (LDC), have been relatively stable sin...
03:53PM - Thu 5th June 2014

April footfall down 0.1% year-on-year but spending set to rise

Footfall in April fell 0.1 per cent year-on-year as consumers preferred to shop online and at out-of-town locations.High streets suffered the sharpest fall at 1.4 per cent while shopping centre footfall fell 0.9 per cent, according to BRC/Springbo...
05:20PM - Tue 20th May 2014
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Footfall sees 1.9% Easter decline, says Springboard

Retailers missed a “big opportunity” as footfall dropped 1.9 per cent over the Easter weekend as consumers shunned shopping over the holiday period.The figures suggest that consumer confidence is still fragile, despite wage rises matching inflatio...
12:19PM - Tue 22nd April 2014
Shopping centre footfall fell 2.4% year-on-year

Footfall declines in every UK region, says BRC/Springboard

Every UK region posted a decrease in February footfall as the high-street continued to be hit by the popularity of out-of-town and online shopping.It was the worst result for the high-street since its 7 per cent drop in March 2013, said the BRC/Sp...
10:19AM - Mon 17th March 2014
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