April online retail sales holds up as shoppers returned to high streets

April online retail sales holds up as shoppers returned to high streets

New data has shown that online retail sales in April held up well despite shopping making their way back to bricks-and-mortar (...)
Rishi Sunak UK economy

UK economy shrinks 1.5% as lockdowns force businesses to close

New research has found that the UK economy shrank during the first three months of 2021 as lockdown measures affected recovery.
Co-op

Fresh call for law to protect shopworkers after crime rises 76%

Retailers are supporting a campaign for legislation to protect shopworkers against crime after the Co-op recorded a 76 per cent increase in antisocial behaviour and verbal abuse.
Retail sales rise after easing of lockdown, but not yet out of the woods

Retail sales rise after easing of lockdown, but not yet out of the woods

UK retail sales in April have benefitted from pent-up demand after non-essential retailers were allowed to reopen, but experts warn (...)
Rain hampers footfall comeback in 1st week since full UK-wide reopening

Rain hampers footfall comeback in 1st week since full UK-wide reopening

Footfall in the first full week since all non-essential retail across the UK has exited lockdown was hampered due to wet weather (...)
Health of UK retail given boost as reopenings unleash pent up demand

Health of UK retail given boost as reopenings unleash pent up demand

Pent up demand and savings accrued during lockdown are set to improve the health of retail over the coming months as the UK moves (...)
Superdrug Corporate Social Responsibility CSR Nigel Duxbury

Superdrug launches first ever Corporate Social Responsibility report

Superdrug has launched its first ever Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report as it commits to a new sustainability programme.
April retail sales hit record highs amid reopening euphoria

April retail sales hit record highs amid reopening euphoria

Retailers reported record sales across fashion, lifestyle and homeware and sustained growth of online sales in April, new figures reveal.
April footfall improving but won't return to pre-Covid levels soon - BRC

April footfall improving but won’t return to pre-Covid levels soon – BRC

Retailers are unlikely to see a return to pre-pandemic footfall “anytime soon” despite the beginnings of a recovery after non-essential (...)
Online shoppers leave £100 of goods a month in "fantasy baskets" - survey

Online shoppers leave £100 of goods a month in “fantasy baskets” – survey

Online shoppers abandon more than £100 worth of goods in baskets every month on average, a survey has found.

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The Crucial Challenges Retailers will Face in the 2020s

Panasonic and WBR Insights Research: The Crucial Challenges Retailers will Face in the 2020s At the start of 2020, Panasonic partnered with WBR Insights to find...