In The Media

Retail Economics are often quoted in the media on the latest developments within the UK retail space. To arrange an interview or request a comment, please click here to send us a message, or call us on 020 3633 3698.

Please find below a selection of our recent mentions in the media:


6 December 2016

Black Friday sees only ‘modest’ rise in consumer spending

Talking Retail

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6 December 2016

Black Friday wasn't quite the sales boost retailers may have expected

City AM

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25 November 2016

Black Friday: Is it still a big deal for High Streets?

BBC

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17 November 2016

Radio Interview: Response to today's ONS retail figures for October 2016

BBC Radio 5 Live

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17 November 2016

Pound drops back below $1.25 despite bumper UK retail sales, as Fed's Yellen warns against delaying hikes too long

The Telegraph

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8 November 2016

Black Friday ‘novelty’ wearing off, suggests new study

Internet Retailing

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8 November 2016

Black Friday could end up being a flop-day this year

City AM

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8 November 2016

Black Friday Deals 2016 May Never Be The Same Again After Post-Brexit Pound Fluctuations

The Huffington Post

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8 November 2016

Britons Are Tired of Black Friday

Bloomberg

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8 November 2016

Retail sales and house prices pick up as household confidence grows

The Telegraph

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8 November 2016

Consumer spending hits record high but many Britons plan to spend less at Christmas as they fret about inflation

This is Money

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7 November 2016

Data: Consumer appetite for Black Friday overestimated

Retail Week

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3 November 2016

Radio Interview: Increase in inflation and prices in the shops

BBC Radio 5 Live

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3 November 2016

Cost Base Index: Retailers hit by rising operating costs

Retail Week

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2 November 2016

Food prices fall despite Marmite-gate

The Week

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2 November 2016

Analysis: What do Next's results tell us about the fashion sector?

Retail Week

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2 November 2016

Shop prices continued to fall in October, despite the slide in the value of sterling

City AM

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2 November 2016

Next sees sales fall again in 'difficult' quarter

BBC

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2 November 2016

Shop prices are 1.7% lower than last year but get ready for hikes after Christmas

This is Money

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2 November 2016

Forget Marmitegate: prices are still falling... for now

The Telegraph

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20 October 2016

Radio Interview: Discussing the ONS retail sales figures for September 2016

Share Radio

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20 October 2016

Warm weather subdues UK's September retail sales

BBC

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19 October 2016

Radio Interview: Increase in inflation and prices in the shops

Jazz FM

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18 October 2016

Pound Sterling Exchange Rate Slump Throws Cost Of Everyday Items Into Turmoil

The Huffington Post

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18 October 2016

UK inflation rises to 1% in September

The Independent

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18 October 2016

How Brexit Is Causing Fashion Prices To Rise

Harpers Bazaar Arabia

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17 October 2016

First Marmite, next our clothes? How Brexit is set to affect how we shop

The Telegraph

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22 September 2016

Retailers hit by rising operating costs and falling consumer confidence in second quarter – Cost Base Index

Retail Week

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15 September 2016

Radio Interview: Next points towards price rises

BBC Radio 5 Live

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15 September 2016

Grocery sales lift offsets struggling fashion sector – ONS

Retail Week

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15 September 2016

FTSE firm as Morrisons leaps but Next staggers

Citywire Money

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15 September 2016

Summer retail spend still strong following the Brexit vote

City AM

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15 September 2016

Next posts profit dip and warns of tough times

Financial Times

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15 September 2016

Next reveals "unnerving" profits drop

The Business Desk

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15 September 2016

Next posts a fall in profits in "challenging and volatile" trading environment

City AM

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6 September 2016

UK high street sales dip in August

Financial Times

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6 September 2016

Retail sales sunk back in August in a "U-turn" of fortunes for the sector

City AM

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7 August 2016

Rising costs pile on the agony for Britain’s fashion retailers

The Observer

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3 August 2016

Weaker UK services sector adds to pressure for BoE action

Financial Times

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7 July 2016

M&S is "starting to look terminal" - analysts react to the British brand's results

City AM

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7 July 2016

Marks and Spencer clothing sales plunge in first quarter

BBC

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1 July 2016

Awaiting the data - After the shock of Brexit, the next test will be the economic impact

The Economist

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30 June 2016

Shocked UK consumers ditch spending plans after Brexit vote

The Guardian

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29 June 2016

Shares bounce back, HQ moves and holiday rip-offs

The Spectator

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29 June 2016

My Local formally collapses into administration putting 1,658 jobs at risk

City AM

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29 June 2016

Brexit sparks consumer fears over UK economy and personal finances

Retail Week

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29 June 2016

Brexit blues: Consumers say they'll be saving in the coming months as analysts predict a spending squeeze for Brexit Britain

City AM

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29 June 2016

Brexit uncertainties fuel pessimism in housing market

Financial Times

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29 June 2016

UK Consumers Brace for Brexit Hit as Concern Grows for Economy

Bloomberg

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29 June 2016

A country choked off: Brits slam shut wallets over Brexit fears

The Mirror

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29 June 2016

Half Britons to save more and one in three to cut spending on holidays and big ticket items amid fears Brexit will hit their finances

This is Money

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25 June 2016

What will Brexit mean for shopping, petrol prices, pensions, house prices, the NHS and crime

The Mirror

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24 June 2016

Property experts comment on Brexit results

Europe Real Estate

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24 June 2016

UK votes to leave the EU: retail reacts

Essential Media

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24 June 2016

UK votes to leave the EU – Industry reaction

Talking Retail

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3 June 2016

BHS: What the analysts are saying

The Times

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3 June 2016

Shutters finally come down on BHS but collapse raises fresh questions

The Yorkshire Post

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3 June 2016

Crisis on the high street: Collapse of BHS and Austin Reed will add to the worrying number of vacant stores around the country

This is Money

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3 June 2016

Radio Interview: BHS collapse a devastating blow to the high street

BBC Radio London

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2 June 2016

Radio Interview: BHS collapse a devastating blow to the high street

LBC

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2 June 2016

BHS collapse deals devastating blow to the high street

Fashion United

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2 June 2016

Sir Philip Green 'saddened' as BHS disappears from high street

Daily Mail

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2 June 2016

BHS to close with loss of 11,000 jobs as liquidators called in after rescue bids fail

The Telegraph

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2 June 2016

Radio Interview: BHS collapse a devastating blow to the high street

BBC Radio 5 Live

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11 May 2016

Fashion retailers suffer as mood changes on high street

The Yorkshire Post

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10 May 2016

Chief Executive of Retail Economics on Sky News discussing BRC's retail sales figures for April 2016

Sky News

Chief Executive of Retail Economics on Sky News discussing BRC's retail sales figures for April 2016

Richard Lim, Chief Executive, Retail Economics said: “These latest figures from the BRC confirm that the retail industry is struggling to show any signs of growth.

“Faced with growing uncertainty around Brexit, a slowing labour market and increasingly fragile confidence, shoppers have cut back on discretionary spending with clothing retailers facing unnerving declines. Underlying this poorer economic backdrop, retailers are also swimming against a tide of changing consumer behaviour. The shift from spending on goods to experiences is accelerating. In an age of abundance, households are looking to use more of their disposable income on eating out, holidays, leisure pursuits and digital services such as Netflix and Spotify.

“With the consumer sector the driving force behind the economic recovery so far, it is difficult to see what can compensate should a more widespread slowdown materialise.”


9 May 2016

'Sugar rush' begins to wear off for consumers

Financial Times

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4 May 2016

Trouble in store amid UK retail slowdown

Irish Examiner

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4 May 2016

More Trouble in Store at UK Retailers as Shopper Spending Ebbs

Bloomberg

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4 May 2016

Next issues profit warning as cold weather bites

The Business Desk

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4 May 2016

Next Cuts Sales Outlook Again as Spending Outlook Worsens

Bloomberg

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4 May 2016

Do Next's results mean consumers are spending less on clothes?

Retail Gazette

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4 May 2016

Next is expecting sales to get worse after first-quarter revenue missed estimates

The Independent

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25 April 2016

Live: BHS goes into administration

Manchester Evening News

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25 April 2016

BHS administration proves brands reliant on heritage are vulnerable

Marketing Week

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25 April 2016

BHS collapse sparks pensions probe

Financial Times

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25 April 2016

BHS Set To Fall Into Administration Today

KamCity

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25 April 2016

BHS administration proves brands reliant on heritage are vulnerable

Global Perspectives

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