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October 2020 UK Retail Sales: Total Sales Jump 8% Ahead of Second Lockdown

We review data for UK retail in total and by sector for October 2020—a month that saw total retail sales grow at the fastest pace recorded since 2014, supported by strength at health and beauty retailers and in the DIY and hardware sector. With England having entered a second Covid-19 lockdown on November 5, we expect the strong growth momentum of UK retail sales to come to an end.

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5G Wireless: Arrival of the Tech and Its Implications for Retail and Consumers

The major components of 5G wireless—infrastructure, coverage and handsets—are now largely in place across the world. We explore the arrival of 5G technology, covering the benefits that it offers retailers and consumers, recent developments in the 5G space and the availability of 5G globally. We discuss the implications of this technology for the retail industry.

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Holiday 2020: UK Retail Outlook Update—November Lockdown To Slam Retail

We provide an update on our estimates for the UK retail outlook for holiday 2020, following UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement on October 31 of a four-week lockdown in England beginning November 5. We discuss the impacts of the lockdown on nonessential retailers. We also explore our predictions for underlying holiday gifting demand, the implications of excess inventory for retailers into 2021 and our expectations for a renewed wave of UK store closures.

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