Westfield Shopping, east London

UK shopping centres fill empty retail spaces faster than traditional high streets

Vacant retail premises are being filled faster in UK shopping centres, compared to empty shops in town centres, according to the latest retail property research published on Tuesday by the British Council of Shopping Centres (BCSC), which represents all sectors […]

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UK retail sales rise by 5.3% year-on-year

Latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) released on Friday indicate that the UK's retail industry is strengthening, with year-on-year estimates of the quantity

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Current trends in online shopping could result in 20% of High Street shop closures

A study by the Centre for Retail Research (CRR) has revealed that the current growth in online shopping will affect High Street stores to the extent that one in


More profits in the world of the internet

As stores see a decline in sales in-store, there is still an increase in their profits. Why? There are many people buying online instead of going in-store. There

High street

Few signs of recovery on the high street as UK shoppers cut back

UK consumers cut back their spending last month, official figures confirmed today, adding to doubts about the strength of the country's economic recovery. Between September and October 2012 the

online sales

UK online retail sales increase by 14% in July

The Olympic Games had a positive effect on UK retail sales in July and while the 0.8% month-on-month increase in value may be modest, it is still encouraging

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Wet weather keeps shoppers away from Britain’s high streets

There was a decrease in the number of shoppers visiting high streets, shopping centres and out of town retail parks across the UK in the three months to

Westfield Shopping, east London

Rise in UK retail sales indicates stronger economy

British retail sales volumes showed a surprise monthly increase of 0.3% in July and were stronger than first thought in June, according to official figures released today. Economists had

Regent Street, London

High street retailers tempt customers with sales and special offers

British retailers are increasingly turning to sales and promotions to help attract customers, professional services group PwC revealed today. New research by PwC, carried out with 100 retailers on

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UK retail sales up 1.4% in May

UK retail sales volumes increased by 1.4% in May from April, and by 2.4% year-on-year, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) announced today. The news was welcomed by the

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