Surprising Retail Sales Growth in January 2016

Surprising Retail Sales Growth in January 2016
Posted on 10 February, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy, Industry News

Despite an uneventful Christmas period, the New Year saw sales in UK retail rise by 2.6%, surpassing the figure in January last year, the British Retail Consortium reports. Sales were up by 3.3% compared to the 1.6% increase in January 2015, which is... Read More

Consumer Confidence hits Four Year High

Consumer confidence hits four year high
Posted on 21 October, 2015 by Kirsten Kennedy under Economy

Following the recession, consumer confidence in the UK remained extremely subdued and as a result retailers continued to report falling sales, dropping profits and store closures. However, the situation has gradually improved in many sectors of the retail... Read More

Bricks and Mortar Retailers Buoyed by July Spending Boost

Posted on 11 August, 2015 by Kirsten Kennedy under Economy

The summer sunshine at the beginning of July did much to elevate the mood of British consumers, and it appears that this ebullience translated into a strong period for retail sales. And while online retailers enjoyed a proportion of the success, bricks and... Read More

Scottish High Street Sales drop in February

Posted on 21 March, 2015 by Kirsten Kennedy under Economy

Although consumer confidence has improved massively in the past year or so, in Scotland it appears that shoppers remain unwilling to spend on their local high streets. This has seen total sales in February drop by 1.4 per cent year on year, raising concerns... Read More