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Footfall drops almost 40% despite hospitality reopenings

The UK high street has seen footfall drop by over 40 per cent during July as Brits continue to stay home following the lockdown..
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Brits forecast to spend £9.3bn on non-essentials

Brits are expected to spend an average £195 each on non-essentials, equating to £9.3 billion across the country.
Sluggish footfall in first full week of mandatory face coverings

Sluggish footfall in first full week of mandatory face coverings

The first full week of mandatory coverings in retail shops around England has led to sluggish overall footfall figures across UK.
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Consumer confidence rises but Brits “remain aware of challenges”

New research has suggested that consumer confidence has improved as shoppers return to the high street post-lockdown..
Lockdown sees increase in retail vacancy rates

Lockdown sees “modest” increase in retail vacancy rates

The number of empty shops saw a "modest" increase across the UK over the past three months due to the impact of the lockdown.
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Plastic bag usage drops 59% since 2019, research finds

New research has found that the use of plastic bags in England has dropped by 59 per cent in just a year as shoppers reused..
Retail sales return to meagre growth

Retail sales return to meagre growth

Retail sales returned to anaemic growth in the year to July as shoppers made their way back into shops.
Shop prices deflation slows in July

Shop price deflation slows in July

Shop prices fell again in July as high street stores continue to try and tempt people back through their doors post-lockdown.
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Retail one of worst performing sectors for women in exec roles, research finds

A new report has found that the retail sector is one of the worst performing sectors for gender diversity in senior roles..
Slight dip in footfall as face coverings become mandatory

Slight dip in footfall as face coverings become mandatory

Customers seemed slightly more cautious on the day that wearing face coverings became mandatory in England's shops.

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