British Retail Consortium

The National Living Wage 'Could Hurt Poorest Parts Of The Country'

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK

Introducing a National Living Wage could hit poorest parts of the country as businesses cannot afford to pay their staff could cost nearly a million p...

Charlie Thomas

Have They Had Their Bacon? UK Pig Farmers Quitting The Industry | Charlie Thomas | Posted 25.09.2012 | UK

British pig farmers are being forced out of the market or to cull livestock as the price of producing pork continues to rise. Following a number of...

Talking Shop: Retailers Say No Olympic Boost For July Sales

PA | Posted 07.08.2012 | UK

Retailers suffered a "lacklustre" July as expectations of an Olympic boost appear to be "wide of the mark", a leading survey shows. Sales values ed...

Don't Blame The Alcohol!

Peter Martindale | Posted 19.05.2012 | UK Politics
Peter Martindale

At this time when the coalition government is threatening to set a minimum price for the sale of alcohol, a sober look needs to be taken at the problems around drinking, instead of the knee-jerk puritanism and religious bigotry that has enveloped the UK.

High Streets Face 'Bleak' Future After January Sales Make Muted Impact

PA | Posted 20.02.2012 | UK

Many high streets are facing a "bleak" future after shopper numbers fell despite the January sales, a report warned on Monday. Footfall on high str...

One In Seven High Street Shops 'Empty'

PA | Posted 07.02.2012 | UK

One in seven shops on the UK's high streets stood empty in 2011 and further closures are expected this year as more people shop online and in out-of-t...

More Stores 'Close To The Edge' As Retail Sales Fall Again

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 27.03.2012 | UK

Retail sales fell back in January, the Confederation of British Industries (CBI) said, as the malaise on Britain's high streets continued. There i...

December Sales Values Rise, But Retail Is In For A Tough 2012

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 10.01.2012 | UK

The UK's retail sales values in December showed growth over 2010, according to figures released on Tuesday by the British Retail Consortium (BRC), but...

UK Retail Sales Slip Ahead Of Crucial Christmas Period

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 07.01.2012 | UK

Retail sales values were 0.6% down on 2010 figures in October, as consumers shied away from bigger discretionary purchases, the British Retail Consort...

Retail Sales Weak In September As High Street Slump Continues

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 10.12.2011 | UK

Consumer spending fell in real terms this September, compared to a year earlier, as customers shy away from spending in the current economic gloom, ac...

Survey Counts Cost Of UK Riots For Retailers

PA | Posted 24.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Retailers lost thousands of hours of trading because of this month's riots in cities across England, a survey has shown. Firms...