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Christmas comes early for retailers as shop prices rise for first time since May...

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) revealed a 0.3% year-on-year rise in shop prices for the month of November 2021

It is ‘vital’ that retail staff are not put ‘in harm’s way’ amid new...

From today those without a facemask exemption must wear one in shops and on public transport or risk facing a £200 fine

Retailers ‘relieved’ as sales finally see Christmas boost

'Footfall growth on UK streets is the highest among major EU economies, and this is clearly translating into consumer spend' reported the BRC's Helen Dickinson

October ‘a morale boost for the high street’ as Christmas shopping effect kicks in

Experts are cautiously optimistic that Christmas shopping will serve to bring footfall back to high streets on a more permanent basis than merely for the duration of Q4

Retail vancancy rates show promising plateau across UK

The retail site vacancy rate across the UK has given the sector the slimmest glimmer of hope, it has emerged. Data from the British Retail...

Autumn Budget 2021 ‘falls far short of the truly fundamental reform that is needed’

Changes to apprenticeships, National Living Wage, business rates and more have not proved satisfactory to the British Retail Consortium's Helen Dickinson

September ‘slump in sales’ sows seed of doubt for retail sector

Small silver lining for non-food stores which saw a 1.3% year-on-year improvement for the month of September

Retail expert laments ‘fragility of consumer confidence’ as wet weather dampens footfall figures

After a strong start in September wet weather and fuel shortages soon saw shops reporting the worst footfall levels in over two months

Government’s ‘levelling up’ retail agenda undermined by tax on shops, shows report

WPI and BRC both claim that Government's £4.8bn investment in infrastructure improvements is being undermined by the negative effects

Retailers see ‘increasing challenges on a number of fronts’ as store closures and job...

'As post-lockdown pent-up demand has softened, the growth in retail sales we have seen over the past few months slowed,' claimed BRC chief Helen Dickinson