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  • Difficult December Completes a disappointing 2014 for Retailers

    The health of retail in the UK remained flat in Q4 despite an exceptional Black Friday. Following retail health dropping in Q3 for the first time since 2012, sluggish results and unseasonal warm weather in October and November started the quarter off in a negative manner. Retailers rallied in December, meaning the quarter ended in the same state of retail health as it started. ...

  • UK Retail Health Is Pulled Back By The Food Sector

    The health of retail in the UK dropped unexpectedly in Q3 for the first time since Q4 2012. It follows another very disappointing trading period for food retailers and a tough September for fashion retailers. However, industry expert body The Retail Think Tank expects consumer demand to rally in Q4, leading to more positive results for the sector. ...

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