British Retail Consortium (BRC) sent “Helping Shoppers Budget” proposal to the Chancellor

Business and consumers are looking to the Chancellor’s upcoming Budget for action to support consumer spending and help encourage private sector investment. LONDON, 2017-Oct-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — In a submission entitled Helping Shoppers Budget, sent to the Chancellor last week, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) proposes a series of targeted measures to support the retail industry in maximising […]

British Retail Consortium: Shop prices in June edged closer to ending a four-year deflationary trend

London, 2017-Jul-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — BRC – NIELSEN SHOP PRICE INDEX – JUNE 2017 Period Covered: 05 — 09 June 2017 Overall shop price deflation was 0.3 per cent in June, a slight deceleration from the 0.4 per cent fall in May. This is the shallowest deflation rate since November 2013. The deflation of non-food products […]

BRITISH RETAIL CONSORTIUM: Overall shop prices reported deflation of 1.0% in February

Overall shop prices reported deflation of 1.0% in February, a sharp deceleration from the 1.7% fall in January. Non-food deflation decelerated to 1.8% in February, an easing from the 2.3% decline in the previous month. Food reported inflation of 0.4% in February, a sharp acceleration from the 0.8% fall in January. This is the first […]

British Retail Consortium comments on the relaxation of Sunday Trading hours in UK

LONDON, 2016-Feb-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Responding to today’s announcement by government that it plans to extend Sunday opening hours by amending the Enterprise Bill, the BRC said: “There are different views across retail over whether the relaxation of Sunday Trading hours is a good or a bad thing for retailers and their staff. This […]

British Retail Consortium: December 2015 saw just 1 per cent retail sales growth YoY

UK retail sales rose by 0.1% on a like-for-like basis from December 2014, when they had decreased 0.4% from the preceding year. On a total basis, sales were up 1.0%, against a 1.0% rise in December 2014. Adjusted for the BRC-Nielsen Shop Price Index deflation, total growth was 3.0%. Total growth was above the 3-month […]

British Retail Consortium: food waste in supermarkets during 2014 was 180,000 tonnes, down from 200,000 tonnes in 2013

Combined industry food waste is down by 20,000 tonnes Figures published in line with transparency commitment Retailers working with supply chain partners to achieve sustained reduction in food waste LONDON, 2015-11-02  — /EPR Retail News/  —  A group of leading UK retailers have for the second time published a combined food waste figure, in line […]

British Retail Consortium: better news for food sales this August with a clear improvement compared with July

UK retail sales decreased 1.0% on a like-for-like basis from August 2014, when they had increased 1.3% on the preceding year. On a total basis, sales were up 0.1%, against a 2.7% rise in August 2014. In the three months to August, total Food sales were up 0.3%. The twelve-month average total Food growth turned […]

British Retail Consortium subsidiary On-Pack Recycling Label Ltd short-listed as a finalist in the 2015 National Recycling Awards

LONDON, 2015-4-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — The On-Pack Recycling Label Ltd has been short-listed as a finalist in the 2015 National Recycling Awards, recognising the increasing contribution the labelling system makes in promoting recycling in the UK. As the not-for-profit scheme enters its seventh year of operations it’s celebrating double recognition for its work. […]

British Retail Consortium: Q4 2014 online retail figures clearly demonstrate the appetite of consumers across the globe for UK retail

LONDON, 2015-2-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — Helen Dickinson, Director General, British Retail Consortium, said: “Today’s figures clearly demonstrate the appetite of consumers across the globe for UK retail. This presents an enormous market opportunity for retailers regardless of their size. “One of the key trends retailers will be paying close attention to is, in […]

British Retail Consortium: September’s Retail Price Index increase reminds of the ever-increasing burden of business rates

LONDON, 2014-10-15— /EPR Retail News/ — The ONS has today announced that the Retail Price Index for September rose 2.3 per cent. This figure is normally used as the basis for calculating the next year’s increase in business rates. There is a clear consensus across British industry that more needs to be done to address […]