Vacancy rates in town centres have risen to their highest in four years, according to the latest BRC-Springboard Footfall and Vacancies Monitor.
Supermarket prices fell back into deflation in April according to The Grocer Price Index, with overall grocery prices now in decline in five of the past seven months. Plus, Wilkinson Sword owner Edgewell buys online rival Harry’s, Hain Celestial sells protein business and all the rest of the latest news from the City.
Food enjoyed an upbeat April because of the warm weather over the Easter weekend, the latest BRC-KPMG retail sales monitor shows.
Good weather and the Easter holidays have failed to stem the decline of the UK’s suffering high street, with shopper numbers over the period down again according to BDO. Plus, Beyond Meat shares surge 170% on US stock market debut and all the rest of the latest news from the City.