UK retail sales strong in July but stock levels slide

July retail sales growth slows down, but still strong, at 23%

UK retailers have reported another strong month of sales growth but saw stock levels slump to a new record low, according to fresh data.
Footfall up 3.3% in week of Freedom Day; but pingdemic hampers confidence

Footfall up 3.3% in week of Freedom Day; but pingdemic hampers confidence

UK retail enjoyed a significant boost in footfall on Freedom Day last week, but the remainder of the week was hampered by (...)
Retail sales rebound as Euro 2020 boosts food and drink

June retail sales rebound and exceed expectations thanks to the Euros

UK retailers saw sales rebound in June as football fans enjoying the Euros bought more food and drink.
UK consumer confidence rose for the sixth month in a row in July driven by the economy recovering much faster than initially expected.

Consumer confidence rises in July

UK consumer confidence rose for the sixth month in a row in July driven by the economy recovering much faster than initially expected.
Local high streets to see boom in new stores due to hybrid working

Local high streets could see 17,000 new stores due to hybrid working

Local high streets could see 17,000 new stores open over the next 12 months as retailers look to take advantage of new hybrid (...)
High street recovery stutters after initial surge in footfall

High street recovery stutters after initial surge in footfall

New data suggests that the recovery of the high street since the reopening of non-essential retail in mid-April may be stuttering (...)
Record quarter for UK retail as sales jump 10.4% BRC KPMG Helen Dickinson

UK retail continues rebound as sales leap 13.1% in June

Retail sales have surged by record levels over the past three months as shoppers flocked back to stores since the (...)
Retail footfall to continue to strengthen over summer

Footfall to continue to strengthen over summer

The latest forecast from retail experts at Ipsos indicates that footfall in non-food shops will continue to strengthen over (...)
Visits to shops plateau in June footfall BRC

Visits to shops plateau in June

Shopper footfall across the UK flatlined in June as restrictions remained largely unchanged from the month before, new data shows.
UK consumer confidence rose for the sixth month in a row in July driven by the economy recovering much faster than initially expected.

UK high streets may never recover from Covid-19, ministers warn

Ministers have warned that footfall across high streets in the UK may never reach pre-pandemic levels as Boris Johnson confirmed plans to lift restrictions in shops, restaurants and pubs on England's "freedom day" on July 19.

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