Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Hair and beauty salons, tattoo and piercing shops and funeral directors are booming on the UK's high streets amid concerns for the future of some retailers.

Salons, tattoo shops & funeral directors “thriving on high street”

Hair and beauty salons, tattoo and piercing shops and funeral directors are booming on the UK's high streets.
Christmas consumer spending Brexit

No-deal Brexit could lead to 0.2% decline in Christmas spending

New research has shown that Christmas spending is expected to increase by just 0.8 per cent this year due to Brexit uncertainty
Consumer confidence Brexit Deloitte

Consumer confidence falls as Brexit uncertainty continues to affect jobs

New research has found that consumer confidence continues to fall thanks to Brexit uncertainty.
UK retail health drops below historic lows, says Retail Think Tank (KPMG Ipsos)

“Desperate” quarter sees UK retail health drop below historic lows

The health of the UK retail industry has dropped to record lows as high street businesses endured a "desperate" quarter.
Retail sales flat in September

Retail sales flat in September

UK retail sales were fairly flat in September compared with the month before.
New Barclaycard research revealed that consumer appetite for Click & Collect services has grown. A third of retailers who offer Click & Collect have seen in-store sales increase as 68 per cent of shoppers are now choosing to pick up online orders in-store.

Consumers demand retailers partner to provide Click & Collect services

New Barclaycard research revealed that consumer appetite for Click & Collect services has grown.
54% shoppers believe social media influencers behind rise in fast fashion

54% shoppers believe social media influencers behind rise in fast fashion

More than half of shoppers believe social media influencers are behind the rise in fast fashion retail, according to new research
Despite the war on waste, the British Heart Foundation has revealed that thousands of adults in the UK are throwing away good quality furniture or home ware that could have been donated, sold or reused.

Almost 1/3 of adults bin furniture instead of donating or selling

Thousands of adults in the UK are throwing away good quality furniture or home ware that could have been donated, sold or reused.
Sainsbury's outperforms the Big 4 as Brits hold back on Brexit stockpiling

Sainsbury’s outperforms the Big 4 as Brits hold back on Brexit stockpiling

New data has shown that Sainsbury's has outperformed its Big 4 competitors.
high street footfall shopping centres

UK high street footfall falls 10% in last 7 years

The number of shoppers heading to UK high streets, retail parks and shopping centres has declined by 10 per cent

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