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CBI: Retail sales growth eases in May

CBI: Retail sales growth eases in May

According to the latest Confederation of British Industry (CBI) distributive trades survey, retailers continue to be cautious about the economic outlook despite a rise in retail sales in May. The CBI’s survey established that the sales balance fell to +18 this month from +21 in April – easily beating analysts’ expectation of a reading of [...]

May 24, 2011 | 0 Comments More
High Street sales remain sluggish

High Street sales remain sluggish

High Street sales remain sluggish, rising slightly in April compared with a year ago, but disappointing retailers’ expectations. According to the latest Distributive Trades Survey from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), only 12% of retailers reported “good” sales last month, while 35% said they were “poor”. However, many retailing sub-sectors saw a modest improvement [...]

May 3, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Consumer spending fears hits retailers

Consumer spending fears hits retailers

According to the latest Confederation of British Industry (CBI) distributive trades survey, retailers are concerned about consumers tightening their purse strings amid rising inflation. The CBI’s survey established that the sales balance fell to +6 this month from +37 in January - far below expectations of a +30 reading. Furthermore, retailers expect sales growth to [...]

February 24, 2011 | 0 Comments More
CBI: Consumers stock up on food and TVs for World Cup

CBI: Consumers stock up on food and TVs for World Cup

A survey by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) today revealed a mixed June for retail sales with footwear stores hit but food and electrical retailers experienced good growth. According to the CBI’s monthly distributive trades survey, over one third of retailers reported a rise in the volume of sales during the first two weeks [...]

June 23, 2010 | 0 Comments More
May retail sales fall to 14-month low

May retail sales fall to 14-month low

A survey by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has revealed a fall in UK retail sales for the month of May. Its monthly distributive trades survey reported a sales balance of -18 in May from +13 in April - a 14-month low and the biggest one-month drop in the index since January 2005. According [...]

May 28, 2010 | 0 Comments More
CBI: Retail sales volumes rise in April

CBI: Retail sales volumes rise in April

April 27, 2010 | 0 Comments More
High street spending recovers as shoppers return

High street spending recovers as shoppers return

The quarterly Confederation of British Industry (CBI) report has revealed shoppers returned the High Street in their droves in February after UK retailers reported their strongest growth in sales volumes for two years in early February. The CBI also believes further growth will be experienced in March as consumers begin to loosen their purse strings. [...]

February 26, 2010 | 0 Comments More
CBI reports sharp fall in January retail sales

CBI reports sharp fall in January retail sales

The CBI has today reported a sharp fall in retail sales for the month of January due, in part, to the severe wintry weather and the rise in VAT which has hit consumer demand. According to the lobby group’s monthly survey (between January 4 and 15), more than a quarter (28%) of retailers said sales [...]

January 27, 2010 | 0 Comments More
CBI survey brings hope for High Street

CBI survey brings hope for High Street

The UK economy received a boost today after the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) said retail sales rose at their fastest pace in two years in November. According to the CBI’s monthly distributive trades survey, retailers expect a further rise in December, boosting hopes of a busy Christmas shopping period on the High Street. The [...]

November 26, 2009 | 0 Comments More
CBI reports rise in retail sales

CBI reports rise in retail sales

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has today reported a rise in retail sales with volumes rising at their fastest annual rate for almost two years in October. The CBI’s distributive trades survey said the sales balance rose to +8 in October from +3 the previous month. Not only was it the highest level since [...]

October 27, 2009 | 0 Comments More
CBI reports fall in August retail sales

CBI reports fall in August retail sales

The latest distributive trades survey by the Confederation of British Industry has revealed a fall in UK retail sales in August - the fourth consecutive month of declines. According to the survey, the balance of retailers who had seen a fall in sales rather than a rise had dipped to -16 in August, from -15 [...]

August 28, 2009 | 0 Comments More
CBI reports fall in June retail sales

CBI reports fall in June retail sales

The Confederation of British Industry’s (CBI) Distributive Trades Survey has revealed that consumers continue to cut back as retail sales were weak in June. According to the CBI, more retailers said sales had fallen rather than risen, giving a balance of - 17%. The figure was in line with analysts’ average forecast but well below [...]

June 24, 2009 | 0 Comments More
UK retail sales fall in May

UK retail sales fall in May

The Distributive Trades Survey, released by the CBI today, has revealed a fall in UK retail sales in May. According to the CBI’s survey, 31% of retailers said year-on-year sales volumes were up during the first half of the month, while almost half (48%) said they had fallen. The resulting balance of -17% was a [...]

May 28, 2009 | 0 Comments More
High Street experiences worst month in 25 years

High Street experiences worst month in 25 years

Sales on the High Street have slumped to their lowest level for a quarter of a century. Figures from the CBI show that 61% of businesses said activity was lower in July compared with a year earlier while just 25% said it was higher. The CBI said the resulting balance of minus 36 points was [...]

July 29, 2008 | 0 Comments More