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Shoppers walk through a shopping centre in Bournemouth

Retail sales fall 0.5% despite online jump

Retail sales fell last month for the first time since January despite strong sales of replica football shirts, watches and jewellery, official figures have shown.Sales fell 0.5 per cent month-on-month as it slowed from April’s ten-year high of 6.9...
12:23PM - Thu 19th June 2014

Strongest retail sales figures for ten years, says ONS

UK retail sales figures for April have exceeded economist’s expectations and grew 6.9 per cent compared with the same month a year earlier.It is the strongest annual rise in ten years, said the Office for National Statistics (ONS.)The ONS said foo...
01:50PM - Wed 21st May 2014


Shoppers walk through Silverburn shopping centre

Retail sales in sharpest fall for over three years

UK retail sales have fallen 0.8 per cent in June compared to the same time last year as the grocery price war kept prices down.Adjusted for Easter distortions, this is the lowest rate of growth since May 2011, said the British retail consortium.En...
09:35AM - Fri 18th July 2014
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Late Easter causes retail sales dip in March, says BRC - KPMG

The late fall of Easter has skewed retail sales figures from the British Retail Consortium and KPMG for March.Like-for-like UK retail sales were down 1.7 per cent against a 1.9 per cent rise in March 2013.David McCorquodale, Head of Retail, KPMG, ...
11:43AM - Wed 16th April 2014


Shoppers pass through The Rock shopping centre in Bury

Shop prices fall to lowest level since 2006 - BRC

The grocer price war has driven down overall food prices to the lowest level since the series’ inception.Food inflation fell to 0.6 per cent in June while non-food inflation accelerated from 2.8 per cent in May to 3.4 per cent in June.“Fierce comp...
08:58AM - Wed 9th July 2014
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Shop prices fall again, BRC finds

Shop prices have now been falling for over a year, according to figures from the British Retail Consortium.Overall shop prices fell 1.4 per cent in May year-on-year as clothing and footwear prices, which fell by 11.4 per cent, drove the deflation....
11:25AM - Wed 4th June 2014

BRC-Bond Pearce

It is estimated that 1 in 10 people in the UK work in retail. image(c)

Food retailers drive retail employment rise in December

The uptake of full-time employees in the UK has risen by the sharpest rate in 18 months as retail employment inched up 0.1 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to the same period last year.The number of outlets rose 2 per cent which was...
02:55PM - Thu 23rd January 2014
Retail redundancy is at its highest level since October 2008, the index found (image © Barsse)

Non-food retailers to cut jobs and store numbers

A rise in employment across the retail sector is being driven by grocers and food retailers while non-food retailers have seen a dip in employment and store numbers, according to figures released today.Retail employment rose by 1.8 per cent in the...
01:21PM - Thu 25th April 2013

Kantar Worldpanel

Apple claws back UK market share from Android

Strong sales of the iPhone 5S have driven a good European performance for Apple for the three months to March 2014, according to market insight firm Kantar Worldpanel.Sales of iOS products saw the largest growth in Japan, rising 8.6 per cent to ac...
09:29AM - Tue 29th April 2014
Aldi grew its market share by 35.3% to 4.6% for the 12 weeks to 30 March 2014

New figures: Morrisons falls fastest as Aldi and Lidl drive forward

Market decline at Morrisons has accelerated as Aldi, Lidl and Farm Foods made inroads in the fundamentally shifting UK grocery market.All big four supermarkets lost market share, with Morrisons the biggest casualty (-3.8 per cent) for the 12 weeks...
10:59AM - Tue 8th April 2014

IMRG Capgemini

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Steepest online sales decline for six years

Online retail sales in June fell by the sharpest rate since 2008 as buoyant sunshine kept shoppers away from their computers.There was a five per cent month-on-month online sales decline from May to June as big tickets items such as furniture, app...
02:22PM - Mon 14th July 2014
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Christmas shopping period to be worth £890m, say IMRG

IMRG are expecting Christmas Day sales online to top £350m with Boxing Day exceeding £540m, resulting in the Christmas Holiday period being worth over £890m as shoppers multi-screen whilst watching the holiday films.With tablet and other mobile de...
12:29PM - Fri 20th December 2013

High Street

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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
image Horrocks

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


Technology and home improvement items were the top sellers this August (c) Horrocks

August retail sales in Scotland strongest since 2009

Scotland has posted the best August sales growth since 2009 as retail continues its path towards recovery.The SRC- KPMG Scottish Retail Sales Monitor found that total Scottish sales in August 2013 increased by 3.5 per cent compared with August 201...
09:35AM - Wed 11th September 2013
Total sales growth outpaced the UK for the first time since March 2011

Scottish sales outpaced UK sales in July, say SRC-KPMG

Total Scottish sales this July increased by 4 per cent compared with the same time last year, when they had declined by 0.7 per cent.Food sales in Scotland posted a 5.6 per cent rise on July 2012, when they had increased by just 0.1 per cent - the...
10:06AM - Wed 14th August 2013

GBP45000 - Asia,Dubai
Buyer - Brand Cosmetics
GBP35000 - United Kingdom,Buckinghamshire
Buyer - Fashion Accessories: 3 - 5 mo...
GBP45000 - United Kingdom,London