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UK: 17 000 new high street stores could open

Jul 22, 2021 / United Kingdom
New research by Barclays Corporate Banking disclosed that thousands of local high street stores could open across the UK in the next 12 months as consumers adapt to a post-lockdown and are more focused on local shopping

North Macedonia: retail continues its recovery

Jul 21, 2021 / North Macedonia
Retail sales in North Macedonia grew by 19.2% year-on-year in May, following a record 23.0% surge in the previous month, according to data released by the State Statistical Office (Makstat)

UK retail sales jump 13.1%

Jul 14, 2021 / United Kingdom
According to the latest release by the British Retail Consortium, in the five weeks running from the 30th of May to the 3rd of July, sales increased by 13.1%

Growth in Romanian retail sales slows down

Jul 13, 2021 / Romania
According to figures from the Bucharest-based National Institute of Statistics (INS) Romania retail sales grew at a softer pace in the month of May

Singapore's retail sales rise 79.7%

Jul 9, 2021 / Singapore
Retail sales in the Asian country rose by 79.7% in May, with the growth due to the low base in the same period last year when physical stores were closed during the initial dissemination of the pandemic COVID-19

Australia: retail records steady rise

Jul 8, 2021 / Australia
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, retail sales in the country in May were up by 0.4%. This updates the 0.1% rise from the Preliminary Retail Trade release and represents an increase of 7.7% compared with May 2020

Slovakia: economic sentiment increases in June

Jul 7, 2021 / Slovakia
According to Bratislava-based Slovak Statistical Office (SÚSR) the country’s economic sentiment increased in June, after a partial deterioration last month, was slightly more optimistic than a month ago

Croatia retail sales jump in May

Jul 1, 2021 / Croatia
Croatia's retail sales volume grew by an annual 16.5% in real terms in May, after rising by 34.4% in April, the Croatian Bureau of Statistics (Crostat) confirmed, quoting working-day adjusted figures

Retail sales grow in Latvia

Jul 1, 2021 / Latvia
Latvia's retail sales increased in May, according to the Riga-based Central Statistical Bureau (CSB). Retail sales grew, calendar-adjusted, by 3.2% year-over-year in the month under analysis

UAE: 46% of consumers expect the effects of the pandemic to last another year

Jun 30, 2021 / United Arab Emirates
This is according to a study by Kearney, which also revealed that 73% of consumers have changed their shopping habits to adapt to the new normal, with expenditure on essential items showing a sustained increase, and spending on non-essentials continues to decline

Italy talks about tentative recovery for exports in the first quarter

Jun 30, 2021 / Italy
According to data by Confindustria Moda Research Centre for Assocalzaturifici. The footwear industry in Italy raised exports, in value terms, by 3% in the first quarter of the current year. These are still quite below pre-COVID levels, the Italian Association underlines

UK Retail: Anticipating a new Retail Normalcy

Premium ContentJun 21, 2021 / United Kingdom
With the seasonally adjusted TCF (Textile, Clothing & Footwear) Retail Sales Index successfully resuming the 2018 baseline, a new Retail Normalcy is anticipated. Importers, on their side, have well sensed since February that retail was about to reignite, as depicted by the increase in the monthly footwear imports. As the vaccination process evolves favourably in the UK, Consumer Confidence in the country seems to be unstoppable

Gen Z: savvy digital shoppers

May 12, 2021 / World
A new research by Sitecore "What makes Gen Z shopper tick since the pandemic" reveals that 64% of them want to keep buying mainly online

Pre-pandemic footwear consumption levels not reached before 2023

May 10, 2021 / Business Conditions Survey
The World Footwear' experts panel, gathering specialists from all over the world, is foreseeing a slight recover in footwear consumption during 2021 (+2.8%). Pre-pandemic levels shouldn't be reached before 2023

Pandemic has changed consumer habits

May 7, 2021 / World
London-based data and analysis company YouGov surveyed more than 19.000 consumers in 17 markets worldwide to find out about their shopping behaviours. The main findings were revealed in their latest Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) Report 2021
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