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Retail sector urged to have their say on how to close the gender pay gap By FBR Staff Writer
Retail firms across the country are being called on to respond to a major Government consultation on how to close the gender pay gap.
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UK retail sales up 1.8% in June: BRC-KPMG By RBR Staff Writer
Retail sales in the UK were up 1.8% in June on a like-for-like basis from June 2014, when they had decreased 0.8% on the preceding year, as per figures from British Retail Consortium (BRC)-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor.
Markets & Regulations > Markets > News Eurozone crisis makes some EU markets less attractive to retailers By RBR Staff Writer
Some Eurozone markets are lagging behind others in their attractiveness to retailers looking to locate their stores, says the ARCADIS Retail Operation Index.
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High street retailers need to go back to basics to secure online customer loyalty
By RBR Staff Writer
Citrix has today announced the results of an online YouGov survey into consumer preferences when shopping online.
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Shopper numbers decline for second month in a row, says BRC
By RBR Staff Writer
Footfall in May was 1.0% lower than a year ago, down from the 0.8% fall in April. This was below the three-month average of -0.5.
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Euro area retail sales up, unemployment down in April
By RBR Staff Writer
Retail sales in the euro area (EA19) have increased by 0.7%, while unemployment rate fell to 11.1% in April when compared to March this year, according to the figures released by the European Union statistics agency Eurostat.
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Prepaid gift cards provide £7bn boost for high street retailers
By RBR Staff Writer
Retailers participating in prepaid gift card schemes are accessing a market worth in excess of £7bn annually according to a new industry report.
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Spanish cigarettes market showing signs of stabilisation after years of decline
By RBR Staff Writer
Following declines of upwards of 10% in year-on-year cigarette consumption since 2009, a decrease of just 1.5% in 2014 indicates some degree of stabilisation across the Spanish cigarettes market, finds a new report by Canadean.
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Conlumino viewpoint on BRC
By RBR Staff Writer
Conlumino Global Research Director, Maureen Hinton, comments: At first sight the BRC figures suggest a grim view of retail in April, but the timing of Easter has dragged the numbers down; a trend we have seen reflected in John Lewis’ and Waitrose’s weekly figures. When looking at the three month average, however, the trend is much more positive with total sales up 1.9%, and both food (+0.4%) and non-food (+3.2%) showing improving trends.
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Scottish retail sales fall by 0.1% in March 2015
By RBR Staff Writer
Scottish retail sales fell in March by 0.1%, when compared to the same month a year ago, according to the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC).
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Conlumino viewpoint on Tesco and Travis Perkins
By RBR Staff Writer
Conlumino Consultant George Scott comments on Tesco: This is a gloomy headline from Tesco, with its bottom line profits at the pessimistic end of market expectations, underlining the scale of the task facing chief executive Dave Lewis.
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Burberry revenues up by 9% in first half
By RBR Staff Writer
Burberry has generated £1.4bn in total revenue, up 9% for the six month ending 31 March 2015.
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UK retail sales surge by 3.2%, says British Retail Consortium
By RBR Staff Writer
Like-for-like retail sales across the UK increased by 3.2% when compared to March 2014, according to the figures released by British Retail Consortium (BRC) and KPMG.
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