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April weather dampens footfall amid record decline on the high street

Bricks and mortar retailers across the country have been dealt another tough hand as footfall continues to plummet. According to the latest BRC-Springboard Footfall and Vacancies Monitor, footfall in April decreased by 3.3% in April 2018, compared to the same period last year. The footfall slump, which has been, in part, attributed to high rainfall

Prince William presents OBE to retail executive

Helen Dickinson, the chief executive of the British Retail Consortium has been awarded an OBE for her services to the retail industry. Prince William presented the award, which is in recognition of Dickinson’s advocacy of retail and positive contribution to the industry and the customers it serves. Dickinson is also chair for Working Chance, a

April marks three years of shop prices falling

April 2016 marks three years of falling shop prices, with prices declining by 1.7% in April compared to a year earlier. According to the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and Nielsen’s Shop Price Index non-food deflation accelerated to 2.9% in April from the 2.6% fall in March. This is deeper than the 12-month average of -2.7%.

Retailers remain buoyant amidst “fiercely competitive market” as non-food prices continue to fall

The  British Retail Consortium (BRC) and Nielson Shop Price Index (SPI)  for March 2016 indicates that overall shop prices reported a deflation of 1.7% in March from the 2% decline in February, with non-food deflation rising to 2.6% in March from the 3% fall in February. The SPI is administered by Nielsen, which collates and

Helen Dickinson: “Online channels played vital role in driving February sales”

As digital innovations become synonymous with the landscape of business in 2016, figures across online platforms continue to drive sales across retail. Chief executive of the British Retail Consortium, Helen Dickinson OBE, comments: “Online channels once again played a vital role in driving retail sales in February. Compared with the same month last year, we saw

Valentine’s Day success for jewellery sales despite overall February slowdown

Jewellers made the best out of Valentine’s Day, as the category achieved a top three position in the growth rankings table, the BRC reports. Online sales of Non-Food products in the UK grew 10.7% in February versus a year earlier, when they had risen by 8.3% over the previous year. However, after January’s acceleration, February’s

BRC reports 34th consecutive month of shop price deflation

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has reported a deflation of 2.0% for overall shop prices in February, from 1.8% in January. On a 12-month average basis, the Shop Price Index reported deflation of 1.8%, with  non-food deflation remaining at 3.0% for the third consecutive month. BRC chief executive Helen Dickinson OBE, said: “Within non-food [we]