Retail sales continue to fall as consumers remain wary

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‘The continued risk of a no-deal Brexit is harming consumer confidence,’ said BRC CEO Helen Dickinson

Shop prices slide back into deflation

Posted Friday |
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June’s figure was ‘driven by the sharp decline in non-food prices’, the BRC said

Private equity firm leads £3m investment in DigitalBridge

Posted 8th July |
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The kitchen and bathroom design platform will use the fresh capital to venture into the US market

Topps Tiles sees 3.8% LFL sales rise in Q3 2019

Posted 4th July |
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The company noted that its ongoing ‘Out-specialising the specialists’ strategy ‘continues to deliver strong results’

Norcros marks 10th consecutive year of growth

Posted 28th June |
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Merlyn, Abode and Triton achieved increases in revenue, while Croydex, Vado and Johnson Tiles struggled

Footfall ‘plummets’ in retail locations across the UK

Posted 18th June |
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Colder weather and economic uncertainty ‘made many consumers think twice before heading out to the shops’, said the BRC

Furniture sales drive shop price inflation in May

Posted 13th June |
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However, deep deflation in other categories, including electricals, put ‘downward pressure’ on non-food prices

Topps Tiles lauds ‘resilient’ H1 2019 performance despite slip in profits

Posted 21st May |
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Pre-tax profit fell by 18.8% in the period, while revenue declined by 0.2% year-on-year

Retail vacancies hit highest rate in four years

Posted 17th May |
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‘Empty shopfronts, particularly for larger stores, can deter shoppers from an area, decreasing footfall’

Kingfisher sales bounce back in Q1 after tough 2018

Posted 15th May |
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The group will be launching new ranges in surfaces, bathrooms and kitchens this year

Furniture sales bolstered by Easter weekend

Posted 15th May |
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However, April’s figures were ‘positively distorted’ by the timing of the run-up to Easter, the BRC noted

Shop price growth slows in April, says BRC

Posted 9th May |
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There was a significant pick-up in promotional activity last month, with the number of discounted products doubling

Wickes bounces back in Q1 2019 following difficult 2018

Posted 8th May |
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The Travis Perkins brand saw growth in its kitchen and bathroom sales after being ‘hard hit’ last year

Norcros sees 2.4% LFL revenue rise in 2018

Posted 25th April |
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However, overall like-for-like revenue in the UK declined by 0.2%, the group added

Topps Tiles buys majority stake in Strata Tiles

Posted 18th April |
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The company has the option to acquire the remaining 20% stake in the Guildford supplier based on performance over the next two years


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