About this event
Our Insight & Analytics experts will analyse the economic and retail trends for the three months to October and discuss behavioural trends impacting spending ahead of Black Friday and Christmas. The combination of surging energy prices, the end of government support programmes and the forthcoming tax rises has already depressed consumer sentiment. This means that households will be cautious with their discretionary spend in coming months.
Our analysis will be framed within the larger economic context. Economic activity has been picking up since restrictions started lifting in the spring, but the UK’s recovery has been crippled by rising prices and shortages of labour and materials. What is the outlook for 2022? Our colleagues will determine whether labour shortages and supply chain issues are likely to clear over the next year and whether the pandemic triggered a global structural change.
Dr Liliana Danila is an economist with the BRC where she undertakes research and analysis on a broad range of economic issues about the retail industry and the wider economy, such as the retail workforce, shop price inflation or sales forecasting. She previously held roles in academia.
The go-to trade association for all UK retailers, promoting the story of retail, shaping debates and influencing the issues that matter to the industry.
BRC membership is open to UK retailers, retail-related trade associations and companies who provide services to the retail sector.
Share this event