Sunday, January 26, 2020
Digital payments have the power to “do no less than rebalance global economic power” and will bring about the end of plastic cards, not cash.

Digital payments will kill plastic cards, not cash

Digital payments have the power to “do no less than rebalance global economic power” and will bring about the end of plastic
Retail customer satisfaction sees longest period of decline since records began

Retail customer satisfaction sees longest period of decline since records began

Customer satisfaction levels across a range of retailers and brands have endured the longest period of decline.
Retail jobs redundancies Helen Dickinson BRC

57,000 retail jobs shed in the last year

A total of 57,000 retail jobs have been lost in the last year, representing the 16th consecutive quarter of year-on-year decline
Aldi, John Lewis, Ikea and Primark topped YouGov's rankings for retail, although Netflix knocked Aldi off the top spot, with the discount supermarket not topping the annual rankings for the first time since 2014.

Aldi, Lidl & Ikea top YouGov’s BrandIndex retail ranking

// Aldi, Lidl & Ikea top YouGov's 2019 BrandIndex Buzz Rankings // Half of the 10 most improved brands still have negative buzz rankings despite...
2020 store closures administration predictions

Top retail trends to expect in the roaring 2020s

Retailers faced many challenges in 2019, which was seen as the worst year for UK retail health, according to KPMG.
Christmas was not so merry for retailers, ONS data shows

Christmas was not so merry for retailers, ONS data shows

Shoppers cut down on both how much they bought and the amount they spent at the end of last year, new figures show.
The health of UK retail was at an all-time low in 2019, Retail Think Tank says

The health of UK retail was at an all-time low in 2019

A index that measures the overall health of the UK retail industry has recorded its lowest ever score.
Despite many larger retailers, such as Tesco, Sainsbury’s and John Lewis taking major steps to reduce their gender pay gap, the retail sector is severely falling behind with a pay gap of 17%, a survey has revealed.

Gender pay gap of 17% in retail could take more than a decade to...

The retail industry has a gender pay gap that could take more than a decade to close.
Beales paying £1m more in business rates than it should be

Beales paying £1m more in business rates than it should be

Research has found that Beales has been paying over £1 million more than it owes in business rates.
Retailers dominate in soaring number of businesses under stress

Retailers dominate in soaring number of businesses under stress

Retailers form the lion's share of the number of businesses that have been under the most stress or distress in recent years.

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