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British shoppers ignored worries about an impending Brexit deadline and spent heavily in March, official data showed on Thursday, supporting the count(...)

  Grafton Street sales. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Stores are closing on a weekly basis on Irish and UK shopping streets in a crisis reminiscent of the US retail apocalypse, and there’s no sign of a bo(...)

Retail sales growth picked up to a six-month high of 3.5 per cent from 2.9 per cent in December

British retail sales rebounded strongly in January as steep clothing discounts attracted wary shoppers, bucking a slowdown in consumer spending ahead (...)

The consortium said retailers typically stored no more than two weeks’ inventory and it became difficult to restock stores if the supply chain was disrupted. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

A no-deal Brexit could leave supermarket shelves empty and drive food prices higher, the country’s leading supermarket chains have told MPs. The Briti(...)

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) said its members reported zero year-on-year total sales growth in December

British retailers endured their worst Christmas since the depths of the financial crisis a decade ago as cautious customers forced high street stores (...)

Sports Direct chief executive Mike Ashley told MPs the mainstream high street was “in the bottom of the swimming pool, dead”.

Mike Ashley, the chief executive of Sports Direct, told MPs that they should impose a 20 per cent tax on online sales in a bid to save bricks-and-mort(...)

‘It’s an insurance policy of sorts...  I have to look after my family.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Britain could run out of food by this time next year if it cannot maintain the flow of goods after Brexit, that country’s National Farmers’ Union has (...)

On a total basis, sales declined 3.1 per cent in April year-on-year – the sharpest decline recorded by the monitor since it started in January 1995.  Photograph: PA Wire

UK retail sales “fell off a cliff” in April thanks to an early Easter and unpredictable weather, according to figures from the British Retail Consorti(...)

John Lewis launched its first Christmas ad in 2007 and then, as now, its primary purpose was to drive sales in the run-up to December 25th. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Can Paddington save Christmas for Marks & Spencer? And what will another cuddly creature – currently still hiding under the bed – be able to do fo(...)

Victoria Square Shopping Centre in  Belfast. Shopper footfall in the North fell in July by 2.3%  on main shopping streets and by 1%  in shopping centres

A lack of serious sunshine, overhanging Brexit clouds and persistent high inflation which has hit people’s spending power have made it a miserable sum(...)

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