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Week in data: Outdoorwear woes, UK clothing sales, VF Corp review

This week's top apparel-related datasets ranged from the state of the outdoorwear market to 2027 and luxury market to 2025…

Vigilance, agility urged as fashion sector grapples with Red Sea crisis

Fashion retailers are being encouraged to stay on guard, monitor the shipping market rates, and prepare to negotiate or explore…

UK retail to face ‘challenging’ 2024 on business rates hike, Red Sea disruption

The British Retail Consortium has warned 2024 looks set to be another challenging year for UK retail with spending constrained…

Supply chain disruption from Red Sea attacks may be costly for fashion firms

Freight companies including MSC, Hapag-Lloyd and CMA CGM Group are avoiding the Suez Canal and Red Sea until the passage…

Clothing spend to remain muted despite inflation easing

Despite an expected price decrease for clothing as inflation eases, fewer people expect to be spending discretionary income on the…

Increasing focus on online sales in UK puts ESG under the spotlight

Online sales in the UK increased in July 2023, despite overall retail sales falling by 2.6% as wet weather and…

EPR-linked cost increases for UK retail sector could hurt consumer spend

Speaking in the wake of the publication of the June UK retail results, Helen Dickinson, chief executive of the British…

BRC chief says physical retail failing but not dead, urges embracing of tech

At a recent Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (USDAW) conference in Blackpool, BRC CEO Helen Dickinson discussed the…

BRC reveals muted growth across UK retail in run-up to November

The BRC said that for the three months to November, UK non-food retail sales were flat at 0.0% on a…

UK Survey: 50% plan to spend less on clothing in next three months

The study from McKinsey explores how current events are shaping UK consumers and overall found almost half of UK consumers…