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Lorraine Higgins, REI’s chief executive, suggested the fall in coffee sales is “wholly attributable to the heatwave”.

The start of the summer heatwave blew the froth off sales of hot coffee, sending the segment into its first monthly decline for five years, according (...)

Shopping  in Oxford Street,  London: there is a growing belief Britain can avoid a recession that only weeks ago was regarded as likely. Photograph:  Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Britain’s high streets are heaving with shoppers despite June’s shock vote to leave the EU, big companies have reported few signs of distress and some(...)

GfK said its gauge of consumer confidence fell to -12 from -1 in June, the biggest drop since March 1990.

British consumer morale suffered its sharpest drop in more than 26 years after last month’s decision by voters to leave the European Union, as Britons(...)

The last time the decline in comsumer confidence was steeper was in December 1994

British consumer morale suffered its biggest drop in more than five years after last month’s decision by voters to leave the European Union, and surve(...)

Morale among German consumers declined going into September for the first time in six months. Photo: Bloomberg

Morale among German consumers declined going into September for the first time in six months and fell short of expectations amid concern about economi(...)

The number of people out of work in Germany decreased by 20,000 on a seasonally-adjusted basis to 2.812 million

Germany’s jobless rate remained at a record low of 6.5 per cent for a third straight month in February, data showed on Thursday, boosting expectation(...)

Christmas shoppers contributed to the largest quarterly retail rise since 2007. Photograph: Eric Luke

The retail sector enjoyed its largest quarterly bounce since 2007 in the final part of last year, according to new figures from Retail Excellence I(...)

German consumer sentiment hit its highest level in eight years heading into January as shoppers expect Europe’s largest economy to gain momentum, a su(...)

Retail Excellence Ireland said the third quarter was the first quarter in seven years to show three consecutive months of sales growth. Menswear and home appliances showed the strongest growth.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government’s hints over the summer that the budget would be the first in six years to not hit people’s pockets paid dividends for retailers, with (...)

The study  showed that the “hot beverage category”, covering coffee chains and garage forecourt hot drinks sales, rose by close to 8 per cent. Photograph: Getty

Many segments of the retail industry – ladies fashion, footwear and garden centres – bounced back strongly in the second quarter of the year when comp(...)

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