Retail Insights

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20 May 2015

UK enters deflation - first time since 1960

The UK finally tipped into deflation in April, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics ONS. The Consumer Price Index fell from zero in March to -0.1 per cent in April,...

25 March 2015

UK on the verge of deflation

The UK is on the verge of deflation with the latest data reporting the Consumer Price Index (CPI) falling to zero in February. As we have indicated in previous reports we believe a brief period of def...

22 February 2015

Retail sales momentum continues into 2015

Retail sales growth maintained strong underlying momentum in January with sales up by 2.6% on the previous year (values, non-seasonally adjusted). The underlying pattern in the rolling three-month on...

25 January 2015

Summary: UK Retail Sales - December 2014

The latest data from the ONS suggests that the consumer recovery remained robust in the final quarter of 2014 and looking ahead, the prospects for 2015 appear encouraging. Retail sales in the final qu...