BRC: UK retail sales in September increased by 1.9% on a like-for-like basis from September 2016

LONDON, UK, 2017-Oct-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Covering the four weeks 27 August – 30 September 2017 In September, UK retail sales increased by 1.9% on a like-for-like basis from September 2016, when they had increased 0.4% from the preceding year. On a total basis, sales rose 2.3% in September, against a growth of […]

BRC analysis spells out potential cost to shoppers of leaving the EU without a tariff-free trade deal

London, 2017-Sep-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — The outcomes of the Brexit negotiations are hugely important to the UK’s retail and food production industries. The UK is a net importer of food – 40 per cent of the food we eat comes from outside the UK, with around a third from the EU-27 alone. In […]

BRC: Overall Shop Price deflation was 0.3 per cent in August

London, 2017-Aug-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — BRC – NIELSEN SHOP PRICE INDEX – August 2017 Period Covered: 07 – 11 August 2017 Overall Shop Price deflation was 0.3 per cent in August, a slight deceleration from the 0.4 per cent fall in July. Except for June of this year, this is the shallowest deflation […]

BRC: Footfall in June was 0.8% up on a year ago

London, 2017-Jul-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — BRC – SPRINGBOARD FOOTFALL AND VACANCIES JUNE 2017 Covering the four weeks 28 May – 1 July 2017 Footfall in June was 0.8 per cent up on a year ago. leaving it ahead of the three month average of 0.5 per cent. On a three-month basis, footfall grew […]

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 […]

BRC appoints William Bain to accelerate its research and further strengthen its voice on Brexit

LONDON, 2017-Jun-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has appointed William Bain to accelerate its research and further strengthen its voice on Brexit. Bain’s previous experience includes five and a half years as a Member of Parliament, during which he served as Shadow Food and Farming Minister, and was a member of […]

BRC: Footfall in May fell by 1.0 per cent in the UK on the same month in the previous year

London, 2017-Jun-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — BRC- SPRINGBOARD FOOTFALL AND VACANCIES MONITOR – MAY 2017 Covering the four weeks 30 April – 27 May 2017 Footfall in May fell by 1.0 per cent in the UK on the same month in the previous year, the first decline since February. This is below the three-month average of 0.7 per cent. […]

BRC Chief Executive: The slowdown in overall non-food sales was mirrored online in May as annual growth fell to its lowest on record

London, 2017-Jun-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — BRC – KPMG ONLINE RETAIL SALES MONITOR MAY 2017 Covering the four weeks 30 April – 27 May 2017 Online sales of Non-Food products in the UK grew 4.3% in May compared to 13.7% rise a year earlier. This is the lowest growth since December 2012. Over the 3 […]

BRC: UK retail sales in May down by 0.4% on a like-for-like basis from May 2016

London, 2017-Jun-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — BRC – KPMG RETAIL SALES MONITOR MAY 2017 Covering the four weeks 30 April – 27 May 2017​ In May, UK retail sales decreased by 0.4% on a like-for-like basis from May 2016, when they had increased 0.5% from the preceding year. On a total basis, sales rose […]

BRC: Footfall in April grew 1.6% vs. same month the previous year, the fastest growth in five years

London, 2017-May-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — BRC- SPRINGBOARD FOOTFALL AND VACANCIES MONITOR – APRIL 2017 Covering the four weeks 02 April – 29 April 2017 Footfall in April grew 1.6 per cent on the same month in the previous year, the fastest growth since March 2014. This is well above the three-month average of 0.7 per cent, which […]

BRC – KPMG: UK retail sales up by 5.6% in April vs April 2016

London, 2017-May-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — BRC – KPMG RETAIL SALES MONITOR APRIL 2017 Covering the four weeks 2 – 29 April 2017 In April, UK retail sales increased by 5.6% on a like-for-like basis from April 2016, when they had decreased 0.9% from the preceding year. On a total basis, sales rose 6.3% […]

BRC Publishes Recommendations For Next Government That Promotes Interests of Retail Industry Consumers

London, 2017-May-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has today (May 04, 2017) published its recommendations for the next Government. ‘Pioneers’ sets out the retail industry’s vision for a plan that promotes the interests of consumers in the Brexit negotiations and supports a pioneering, responsible and vibrant industry for the future. HELEN […]

Change in Sight After Four Years of Falling Shop Prices

London, 2017-May-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Period Covered: 03- 07 April 2017 Overall shop prices reported deflation of 0.5% in April from the 0.8% fall in March. This is the shallowest deflation rate since November 2013. Non-food deflation decelerated to 1.4% from the 2.0% decline in March. This is the shallowest deflation rate since […]

Full-time jobs decline as Retailers Assess Working Relationship with Staff

The equivalent number of full time jobs fell by 3.9% compared with the same quarter a year ago. Both Food and Non-Food retailers contributed to the decline in FTE employment, although it was Food that saw the deepest falls. In the first quarter of 2017, the number of outlets rose by 0.6% compared with the […]

BRC launches The Tariff Roadmap for the Next Government as part of its A Fair Brexit for Consumers project

LONDON, 2017-Apr-20 — /EPR Retail News/ —As part of our A Fair Brexit For Consumers project, we have launched The Tariff Roadmap For The Next Government. The report focusses on the tariff aspects of Brexit, illustrating Britain’s current import trade relationships with data and facts to highlight the risks and opportunities presented by the journey ahead. […]

BRC-SPRINGBOARD MARCH 2017: Footfall up 1.3% on the previous year, the fastest growth since March 2014

London, 2017-Apr-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — BRC- SPRINGBOARD FOOTFALL AND VACANCIES MONITOR – MARCH 2017 Covering the five weeks 26 February – 1 April 2017 Footfall in March grew 1.3% on the previous year, the fastest growth since March 2014. This is well above the three-month average of -0.2%. Note there is an impact on this […]

Non-Food products online sales in UK up 6.6% in March 2017 vs 2016’s March, BRC – KPMG

London, 2017-Apr-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — BRC – KPMG ONLINE RETAIL SALES MONITOR MARCH 2017 Covering the five weeks 26 February – 1 April 2017 Online sales of Non-Food products in the UK grew 6.6% in March versus a year earlier, when they had increased by 9.5%. This is the lowest growth since August, below […]

BRC – KPMG: UK retail sales decreased by 1.0% in March 2017 vs March 2016

London, 2017-Apr-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — BRC – KPMG RETAIL SALES MONITOR MARCH 2017 Covering the five weeks 26 February – 1 April 2017 In March, UK retail sales decreased by 1.0% on a like-for-like basis from March 2016, when they had decreased 0.7% from the preceding year. On a total basis, sales fell 0.2% in […]

BRC/KPMG: Online sales of Non-Food products in the UK grew 8.0% in February YoY

Online sales of Non-Food products in the UK grew 8.0% in February versus a year earlier, when they had increased by 10.7%. This is above the 3-month average of 7.7% and the 12-month average of 9.3%. This is the second month in a row the 12-month average has sat below double-digit figures. Over the 3 […]

BRC/KPMG: February was yet another challenging month for the majority of retailers in UK

In February, UK retail sales decreased by 0.4% on a like-for-like basis from February 2016, when they had increased 0.1% from the preceding year. On a total basis, sales rose 0.4% in February, against a 1.1% increase in February 2016. This remains below the 3-month average of 0.8% and the 12-month average of 0.9%. Over […]

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 […]

Retail 2020 Dashboard: BRC provides baseline measurement of progress to more productive, more rewarding and better paid jobs

Retail 2020 Dashboard: BRC provides baseline measurement of progress to more productive, more rewarding and better paid jobs   London, 2017-Feb-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — The BRC and our members are committed to understanding how developments in retail business can achieve positive change; we anticipate playing a strong partnership role with Government in the […]

BRC’s Retail Crime Survey reports 40% increase in violence against retail workers

London, 2017-Feb-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — The BRC’s annual Retail Crime Survey reveals that 53 per cent of retail fraud is now cyber-enabled, and violence and abuse against staff has risen by 40 per cent in the past year. The BRC’s Retail Crime Survey has today (February 02, 2017) laid bare a growing new frontier […]

Consumers benefitted from falling shop prices in January

Overall shop prices reported deflation of 1.7% in January, an acceleration from the 1.4% fall in December. Non-food deflation accelerated to 2.3% in January, deeper than the 1.9% decline in the previous month. Food deflation accelerated to 0.8% in January from the 0.7% decline in December. This compares with a 0.7% fall on a 3-month […]

‘The Changing Face of Retail’ — a new film project of BRC and ITN Productions on the future of British shopping

London, 2017-Jan-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — The programme will build on the BRC’s recent industry report, ‘Retail 2020’, which predicts fewer but better jobs in the retail industry over the next decade. It will explore what changes in the way people shop will mean for businesses, staff and consumers, and analyse the impact of […]

BRC chief executive Helen Dickinson OBE responds to Theresa May’s speech on Brexit

London, 2017-Jan-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — RESPONDING TO THERESA MAY’S SPEECH TODAY (January 17, 2017)  ON BREXIT, HELEN DICKINSON OBE, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE BRC SAID: “The Prime Minister has an ambitious plan with the right priorities. It is crucial that Britain gets a new deal that works for ordinary British consumers, which doesn’t hit […]

BRC Chief Executive: Both footfall and shop prices have fallen year-on-year, retail spending grew in September by 1.3%

London, 2016-Oct-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — HELEN DICKINSON OBE, CHIEF EXECUTIVE, BRITISH RETAIL CONSORTIUM, SAID: “Total footfall was fractionally down this month with almost one per cent fewer people heading out to shopping locations across the UK. While in itself this isn’t the news retailers would hope for, taken with other retail industry data published this month […]

BRC: Toy category boosted online sales in September

London, 2016-Oct-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — HELEN DICKINSON OBE, CHIEF EXECUTIVE, BRITISH RETAIL CONSORTIUM: “As with total sales, online saw an improvement on last month’s performance and fell back in line with the twelve-month average of above 10 per cent. Interestingly, for the first time online was a popular shopping destination for back- to school purchases, […]

BRC: total Food sales increased 1.6% on three-month basis, its best level since November 2013 excluding Easter distortions

LONDON, 2016-Oct-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — HELEN DICKINSON OBE, CHIEF EXECUTIVE, BRITISH RETAIL CONSORTIUM: “Today’s figures show a return to sales growth, primarily driven by stronger food sales which saw their highest increase since November 2013. On the flipside, sales growth of non-food items remained sluggish. Despite a flurry of back- to- school purchases, clothing sales […]

BRC – KPMG: sales in August 2016 declined 0.3% against a 0.1% increase in August 2015

London, 2016-Sep-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Helen Dickinson OBE, Chief Executive, British Retail Consortium. “A month of extraordinary achievement for Team GB certainly produced a feel-good effect and consumer confidence was up on July, but that generally didn’t translate into extra sales. Consumers were enticed towards leisure and outdoor activities rather than shopping, although Food did […]