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Non-essential retailers forced to keep prices low to entice customers

Fashion businesses in particular have been striving to outdo one another with increasingly low prices

British Retail Consortium declares best quarter on record for sector

Even once non-essential stores reopened e-commerce continued to thrive making for a strong combined performance

Retailers desperate for ‘shopping without restrictions’ as footfall slows in June

British Retail Consortium data revealed that June footfall was down 28% by comparison to the same month in 2019

Retail CEOs demand Boris Johnson act on ‘shocking violence and abuse’ suffered by staff

Fraser Hart and John Lewis were among 100 UK retailers to sign a letter calling for legislative changes to protect shop workers

Government pledges to make business rates fairer

Retail sector welcomed the news but said Government cannot rest on its laurels when it comes to the issue and 'must build on this first step'

‘Shocking’ rise in retail worker abuse sees one incident every minute during pandemic

A Home Affairs Select Committee report has called on Government to act in order to put an end to the 'completely unacceptable' spike in violence and other forms of abuse towards retail workers

Jewellers register ‘triple-digit growth against last year’ as retail bounce-back continues

Total sales are even outstripping 2019 figures according to the BRC's latest data, with a 10% increase in sales last month compared to two years ago

Worst is yet to come for retailers as debt-collecting commercial landlords begin to circle

BRC reveals retailers' fears if £2.9bn total commercial rent debt is to be demanded from end of June as Government moratorium set to end

Footfall figures ‘a step in the right direction’ but demand ‘still fragile’, insists retail...

Commenting on the recently released Office for National Statistics (ONS) retail footfall figures for April, British Retail Consortium (BRC) chief executive, Helen Dickinson, has...

Jewellery sector sees ‘outstanding growth figures’ in retail footfall in weeks after reopening

'High streets still have a long way to go on the path to recovery', however, according to BRC chief exec Helen Dickinson