Tag: BRC

August sales lag as Olympics hit the sweet spot

Online sales of non-food products in the UK grew by just 6.2 per cent in August versus a year earlier, the slowest increase since March 2013 as shoppers were distracted by the Olympics, says the latest figures from BRC-KPMG’s Online Retail Sales Monitor.

Fifth of UK retail sales are online: BRC report

Not only that, but this is the fifth month in a row that this has been the case. The contribution of online to overall sales grew as that of stores fell, suggesting a movement away from in-store shopping and towards online. Ecommerce sales of non-food products (accounting for about 55 per cent of all UK retail… Read more »

BRC: better but fewer retail jobs in the future

The increasing impact of ecommerce on retail means that the future will see fewer, but better, jobs in the industry in years to come, according to a recent British Retail Consortium report. The rate of change within the retail workforce is set to quicken as the digital revolution reshapes the industry, more property leases come… Read more »