Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Online sales flat in month before coronavirus crisis hitting UK

Online sales flat in month before coronavirus crisis hitting UK

The UK’s string of winter storms failed to stimulate online retail sales.
Wren Kitchens has been rated the best retail employer to work for in the UK for the second year running, according to data released by the world’s biggest job site, Indeed. John Lewis & Partners topped the list in 2018 but falls to 11th place following a difficult spell.

Wren Kitchens named top retail employer while John Lewis falls flat

Wren Kitchens rated the best retail employer to work for in the UK for the second year running.
Retail footfall took a nosedive in February BRC Shoppertrak

Retail footfall took a nosedive in February

High streets and shopping centres saw a dive in footfall last month after the UK was hit by storms and wet weather.
Storms & coronavirus outbreak prompt record low footfall in February

Storms & coronavirus outbreak prompt record low footfall in February

February saw "unprecedented" record lows in retail footfall as a series of major storms and coronavirus kept shoppers at home.
February retail sales creeps up 0.1% amid storms & coronavirus fears

February retail sales creeps up 0.1% amid storms & coronavirus fears

Shoppers' spending on food and healthcare products increased towards the end of February amid concerns about coronavirus.
18,000 retail jobs lost, 1200 shops closed since the start of the year

18,000 retail jobs lost, 1200 shops closed since the start of the year

More than 18,000 jobs have been lost and 1211 stores have shut down in the retail sector during the first two months of 2020.
February footfall plunges 7.8% from severe rain & storms

February footfall plunges 7.8% from severe rain & storms

Footfall throughout the month of February took a nose dive as dismal weather and storms caused shoppers to stay at home.
High street sales battered by storms and coronavirus fears

High street sales battered by storms and coronavirus fears

// February high street sales hurt by storms and the growing fears around the coronavirus // Like-for-like sales in physical shops fell 0.9%, according to...
Job numbers & job applications decline in UK retail

Job numbers & job applications decline in UK retail

Employers in the UK retail industry are still showing signs in their hiring efforts.
BRC violence shopworkers

Crime against shopworkers becomes “worrying trend,” BRC says

The government has been urged to take action following increasing levels of violence towards shopworkers on the high street.

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