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Footfall in retail parks continues to fall

Posted Friday | Money Matters

Spend on furniture and household items weakened last month, said the BRC-Springboard monitor

Kingfisher sees 14% pre-tax profit rise

Posted Thursday | Money Matters

Profits were driven by sales growth in the UK and Poland, the B&Q and Screwfix owner said

CMA gearing up to 'crack down' on UK cartels

Posted 20th March | Money Matters

The authority is running a campaign that encourages people to report illegal activity

BRC reveals cyber security 'tool kit' for retailers

Posted 17th March | Money Matters

Cyber-related crimes have grown in parallel with the rise in online shopping

Millennials 'haven't abandoned high street'

Posted 17th March | Money Matters

Close to 60% visit a physical store when purchasing goods such as furniture and homewares

Quarterly non-food sales drop for first time since 2011

Posted 13th March | Money Matters

Weak sales point to 'undeniable trend of cautious spending on non-essential items', BRC's Helen Dickinson said

New KBSA chair welcomes business rates Budget relief

Posted 9th March | Money Matters

However, rise in Class 4 NICs for self-employed could impact KBB retailers, says Richard Hibbert

BRC responds to Budget business rates announcement

Posted 8th March | Money Matters

CEO Helen Dickinson, pictured left, called the relief measures 'sticking plaster on a chronically ill patient'

Shop price deflation slows in February, says BRC

Posted 8th March | Money Matters

Non-food prices fell by 1.8% last month, slowing from January's 2.3% drop

MKM Building Supplies changes private equity hands

Posted 3rd March | Money Matters

3i Group and LDC have sold the builders' merchant to fellow investor Bain Capital

Samsung heir indicted on bribery charges

Posted 1st March | Money Matters

Lee Jae-yong, pictured, is the vice chairman of Samsung Electronics and son of Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee

Nobia UK sees tough Q4 2016 as kitchen market weakens

Posted 22nd February | Money Matters

The group's operating profits dropped in the quarter

Footfall drops in January

Posted 16th February | Money Matters

Retail parks saw their third consecutive month of declining footfall, the BRC said

Non-food sales fall flat

Posted 7th February | Money Matters

However online sales of non-food products grew by 8% in January, says the BRC

Home improvement spending to increase in 2017

Posted 6th February | Money Matters

More than 25% of those surveyed plan to spend more on their kitchen and bathroom, says Plentific


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KBB Birmingham 2018 exhibitor list goes live

Posted 21st March |

Brands already signed up include Blanco, Franke, Mereway, Sensio, Elica and Perrin & Rowe