Sunday, September 19, 2021
B&Q has opened a new high street store in Wood Green allowing customers easier access the home improvement essentials.

B&Q named as cheapest DIY tools & equipment retailer – Which?

B&Q has been identified as the cheapest place to buy DIY tools and equipment in a “snapshot” study of six retailers by Which?.
Retail sales boost expected in upcoming back-to-school season, study suggests

Retail sales boost expected in upcoming back-to-school season, study suggests

UK retailers are gearing up for a strong back-to-school shopping season in the coming weeks as “brick and mortar browsing” regains (...)
Consumer Price Index

Retailers face goods shortages ahead of Christmas

Fashion retailers are facing the risk of soaring shipping costs and goods shortages ahead of Christmas as the Bank of England warns the UK will suffer a lengthy bout of post-Covid price pressures.
July footfall drops 28% on pre-pandemic levels amid turbulent weather

July footfall drops 28% on pre-pandemic levels amid turbulent weather

Overall retail footfall in July was below pre-pandemic levels, as turbulent weather dampened the mood for much of the month.
gender pay gap

Retail has some of the lowest gender pay gap numbers, report shows

New research has found that the retail sector has presented some of the lowest pay gap numbers over the past year.
Number of empty shops continues to rise

Number of shop vacancies continues to rise

The number of empty shops has increased in the past three months, according to the latest BRC-LDC Vacancy Monitor.
Shop prices

Shop prices drop on back of summer clothing sales

New research has found that the fall in shop prices increased in July as discounting continued to be the preferred way of shopping.
UK retail sales strong in July but stock levels slide

July retail sales growth slows down, but still strong, at 23%

UK retailers have reported another strong month of sales growth but saw stock levels slump to a new record low, according to fresh data.
Retail sales grew continued to grow by three per cent in August thanks to the “resilience” of the grocery sector, but both growth and online sales slowed considerably.

Footfall up 3.3% in week of Freedom Day; but pingdemic hampers confidence

UK retail enjoyed a significant boost in footfall on Freedom Day last week, but the remainder of the week was hampered by (...)
Retail sales rebound as Euro 2020 boosts food and drink

June retail sales rebound and exceed expectations thanks to the Euros

UK retailers saw sales rebound in June as football fans enjoying the Euros bought more food and drink.

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Tips to Unlocking the D2C Opportunity

Clicking With Consumers: Gaining the D2C advantage to connect the end-to-end retail experience 2020 fast-tracked the digital plans of many brands; forcing businesses of all...