Tag: retail

Chart of the Week

Assessing business births and deaths provides another angle to test perceptions of the UK economy, placing greater emphasis on the plight of smaller businesses that account for 60% of private sector employment in the UK.

/ August 12, 2021
Covid 19: Effect on Job Vacancies by Sector

Covid 19: Effect on Job Vacancies by Sector

Those in lower-earning jobs offering £15-£25 thousand per annum (less than London Living Wage) are worst affected. Higher paid jobs’ greater likeliness to be conducted from home is partly reflected in the far lower reduction in available positions.

/ May 28, 2020
Permanent changes to Consumer Habits?

COVID 19: Permanent Changes to Consumer Habits?

Our work, leisure and shopping habits as well as interpersonal relationships have all been subject to seismic shifts in a matter of months. Indeed, what consumers value has changed, so as we enter the inevitably severe economic downturn, retail businesses...

/ May 14, 2020
UK Retail Openings and Closures by Region

UK Retail Openings and Closures by Region

Store closures and openings has reached a five year high in the first half of 2019, where a net 1,234 shops closed doors on Britain’s top 500 high streets. This constitutes around 16 shop closures each day across the...

/ October 10, 2019