out-of-town retail

Out of town retail vacancy rates low despite bleak conditions

Vacancy rates in the UK’s out of town retail sector remain low despite challenging market conditions for the industry as a whole.
May retail sales

Retail sales bounce back at record rate in May

Retail sales bounced back in May as a combination of sunny weather and long weekends boosted consumer spending.
May retail footfall

Sunny bank holidays fail to boost May retail footfall

High street retailers suffered another blow as soaring temperatures over the May bank holidays failed to tempt shoppers.

Shoplifting rose 4% last year

Shoplifting incidents have risen by four per cent over the last year across the UK as crime continues to "burden retailers"
May consumer confidence

May consumer confidence improves despite remaining in negative territory

UK consumer sentiment improved better-than-expected in May, despite it being in negative territory for 29 months in a row,
May shop prices

Shop prices drop again in May amid tough conditions

Deflation deepened in May as retailers were forced to compete in a "challenging" market environment, new figures show.
department stores closed

Number of department stores falls 25% in under 10 years

The number of large department stores* in England has fallen by 25 per cent in less than a decade to just 180.

WHSmith voted worst high street retailer

WHSmith has been voted the worst retailer on the UK high street, based on leading consumer survey. Customers cited bad customer service, out-of0date stores and...
consumer confidence May

Consumer confidence falls in May after brief spike in April

Consumer confidence in the UK fell during May.

Inflation falls to lowest level since March last year

Inflation in April fell to the lowest level in 13 months despite surging fuel costs and record price rises on soft drinks.

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