Saturday, January 23, 2021
Retail Think Tank upbeat about sector's health in second half 2021

Retail Think Tank upbeat about sector’s health in second half 2021

The UK retail sector should be able to look ahead to a brighter outlook in the second half of 2021, according to a think tank (...)
Footfall nosedives 55% after lockdown restrictions extended to much of the UK

Footfall nosedives 55% after lockdown restrictions extended to much of the UK

Footfall across UK retail destinations dived by almost a quarter last week despite Boxing Day sales due to (...)
Retailers cut almost 177,000 jobs in 2020

Retailers cut almost 177,000 jobs in 2020

The turmoil on the high street saw 176,718 jobs lost across retailers during 2020, according to new figures showing (...)
Kantar covid-19 pandemic lockdown

Grocers rake in £12bn during Christmas as Brits spend their savings

UK retailers have raked in £12 billion after handing back tax breaks as shoppers spent their lockdown savings during the festive period.
Boxing Day covid-19 pandemic tier 4 springboard

Boxing Day footfall drops 75.9% as Brits stay at home

New research has found that shoppers remained at home on Boxing Day as Tier 4 restrictions spread across more regions.
Purchases made online accounted for up to 70 per cent of sales at John Lewis this year, as the retailer reported back on its Shop, Live, Look consumer report for 2020.

Online purchases now account for up to 70% of John Lewis sales

Purchases made online accounted for up to 70 per cent of sales at John Lewis this year, as the retailer reported back on its Shop, Live, Look consumer report for 2020.
Impact of coronavirus hits home for retailers with almost 40,000 in significant financial distress

Impact of coronavirus hits home for retailers with almost 40,000 in significant financial distress

Over 20,000 high street retailers in significant financial distress for Q4. "While many industries have been hit hard, retail – which was already suffering a crisis of confidence – has been shaken to its foundations" says Begbies Traynor.
Christmas Tier 4 lockdown pandemic covid-19

New Tier 4 restrictions to cost retailers £4 billion in lost trade

The new Tier 4 restrictions across London, the southeast and east England may cost retailers £4 billion in lost trade, experts have warned.
Consumer Confidence Index GFK

Consumer confidence rises as Covid-19 vaccines roll out

Consumer confidence in the UK has risen this month following news of the Covid-19 vaccination programme across the country.
Retail sales down 3.8% for November

Retail sales down 3.8% for November

Retail sales volumes impacted by second national lockdown. Clothing sector is hardest-hit with 19% fall in sales month-on-month. Shoppers thought to have brought Christmas spending forward to November after 2.4% rise in year-on-year sales.

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