The OC&C Christmas Trading Index 2015Friday, 5 February 2016
Overall retail like-for-likes were broadly flat in Christmas 2015, continuing the trend of the previous 3 years. Over the entire period from 2011 to present, UK retail has benefited in aggregate from less than 0.5% of like-for-like growth - indicating how hard retailers are having to fight for consumer spend.Read Publication
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Flat out or out flat?
The UK economic recovery may be continuing (and wages finally growing faster than inflation), but from a retail Christmas trading perspective progress was uneven
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