Saturday, November 25, 2017
Mary portas

‘Portas Pilot’ towns see 1000 store closures as Mary Portas attacks business rates

A government backed programme spearheaded by Mary Portas has failed to stop the decline of high streets in 12 UK towns.  

“Anaemic” October sees worst non-food sales on record

Retail sales throughout October were dragged down by worst non-food sales performance on record despite food sales continuing to benefit from inflatio
business rates relief

Business rates relief expected in Budget

The Chancellor is reportedly eyeing the possibility of bring some relief to increase business rates by next April.
Paradise Papers

Queen’s private estate invested in BrightHouse through offshore portfolio

The Queen’s private estate has been revealed to have invested millions of pounds in BrightHouse, the retail chain criticised for exploiting financially vulnerable people.
online retail searches

Online retail searches continues steady growth

Online search volumes for UK retail went up by nine per cent across all devices in the third quarter of 2017 compared to the same period last year.
high street footfall

Storms send high street footfall spiralling

Storms left a major dent on high street footfall rates last month, as a slowdown in consumer spending starts to become a stark reality for retailers.
interest rates

BRC on BoE interest rates hike: “Government needs to raise its game”

The BRC has said today's interest rates rise means Chancellor Philip Hammond's upcoming Budget needed to be one that delivered for shoppers.
Food Drink report

Grocery shoppers now take pride in grabbing a bargain: study

Buying food bearing a "reduced" label no longer comes with stigma attached to it, as a study reveals more and more shoppers take pride in bagging a bargain.
shop price index

Shop price deflation slows to four-year low

Shop prices decreased at their slowest rate in four years during October, as a squeeze on discretionary spending power slows retailers from passing on rising costs.
consumer confidence

Consumer confidence slips in October

Consumer confidence in the UK dipped by one point in October, as anxiety over the economy took its toll.

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