Footfall drops ahead of Christmas shopping rush

Posted Friday |
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October marks the 11th month of consecutive footfall decline, according to the BRC

Norcros sees 105% pre-tax profit rise

Posted Thursday |
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Revenue also rose by 12.1% in the six months to September despite a ‘challenging market environment’

Aga Rangemaster hit by UK's ‘challenging’ market conditions

Posted Tuesday |
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The brand is being ‘negatively impacted’ by the uncertainty of Brexit, owner Middleby Corporation said

Retail sales remain low in October, says BRC

Posted 9th November |
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In-store sales of non-food products declined by 3.3% from the months of August to October

Howdens reports 7.5% uplift in revenue in trading update

Posted 8th November |
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The group said it expects to add around 33 new depots in the UK this year

Shop prices fall back into deflationary territory

Posted 6th November |
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Non-food deflation reflects a return to the trend of retailers keeping prices low, said the BRC

Industry trade bodies respond to Budget 2018

Posted 1st November |
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The BMA, KBSA and BRC have given their reactions to Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Budget

Retail employment on a ‘downward’ trend

Posted 31st October |
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More than 20% of retailers are planning to reduce their work force in the coming quarter, the BRC said

Travis Perkins sees 4.1% sales growth in Q3 2018

Posted 23rd October |
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Wickes has seen some ‘early signs of recovery’ for kitchen and bathroom order activity, the group noted

Wary consumers cause footfall drop in September

Posted 22nd October |
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‘Unrelenting pressure’ on household budgets is causing consumers to become cautious about their discretionary spending

Norcros sees ‘resilient performance’ in UK market

Posted 18th October |
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The group has reported a 2.5% like-for-like rise in UK revenue in the first half of the year

Sales suffer from ‘summer hangover’ in September

Posted 17th October |
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In-store sales of non-food items declined by 4% on a like-for-like basis in the three months to September, says BRC

Builders' merchant Huws Gray acquires Ridgeons

Posted 16th October |
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The transaction is the fifth acquisition made by Huws Gray in less than six months

Shop prices continue to rise for second month

Posted 9th October |
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Retailers are becoming ‘less aggressive in discounting’ compared with a year ago, the BRC said

Topps Tiles reports flat revenue but expects profit uplift

Posted 3rd October |
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The group said its adjusted pre-tax profits look set to be ahead of the ‘top end’ of market expectations


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