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Brexit - A Retail Industry Perspective

10 May 2016

It is argued that both the break with the EU, and the uncertainty associated with it, would be damaging for businesses and could undermine the UK’s economic recovery.In reality, should Brita...

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Is consumer spending about to lose steam?

04 April 2016

Consumer spending has grown strongly over the last three years with the underlying backdrop for households supported by strong employment growth, record-low interest rates, low levels of inflation and...

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Inflation edges up for third consecutive month

19 February 2016

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) was positive for a third consecutive month in January with prices rising +0.3 per cent, year-on-year – in line with consensus expectations. The main upward pressure came...

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Online the saviour of Christmas for UK retail

25 January 2016

Total online sales rose by 12.1 per cent in December, year-on-year, as consumers opted for the convenience of online over visiting the high street. Average weekly online sales reached £1,149 million...

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