Tag Archives: Consumer Spending

Any Given Sunday?

Well, the first Conservative UK budget for 18 years has been and gone, and no doubt retailers are beginning to assess what it all means for them. That might be tough given the lack of some details, some rabbits that … Continue reading

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Scottish Retail Sales Monitor May 2014: Worst Ever?

Every month the Scottish Retail Consortium together with KPMG publish the Scottish Retail Sales Monitor. It is always an informative read, and generally attracts quite a lot of press and other attention, being one of the few up-to-date series on … Continue reading

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Christmas and Hogmanay had better be good

Two sets of figures out this week: CPI is 5.2%; RPI is 5.6% (where did the 2% target go?) Scottish Retail Sales: Total up 0.8%, Like for Like down 0.6% (UK comparables +2.5% and +0.3%). As the Scottish Retail Consortium … Continue reading

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