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Retail Pulse

Retail Pulse

July 2019

Key Points

  • Retail Pulse down in July
  • Three in ten firms expect to increase basic pay over the next 12 months
  • 54% have ambitions to grow their business in the next 1 to 3 years

Retail Pulse

July 2019

Retail Pulse

July 2019

77.9

-10.1 on previous index reading

Retail Pulse

July 2019

Sales

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 25%
46%
29%

Balance -4%

(-15 on previous reading)

Retail Pulse

July 2019

Sales

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 35%
54%
10%

Balance +25%

(-4 on previous reading)

Retail Pulse

July 2019

Jobs

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 12%
83%
5%

Balance +6%

(-1 on previous reading)

Retail Pulse

July 2019

Jobs

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 9%
86%
5%

Balance +4%

(-4 on previous reading)

Retail Pulse

July 2019

Input Costs Excluding Labour

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 33%
64%
3%

Balance +30%

(-9 on previous reading)

Retail Pulse

July 2019

Selling Prices

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 16%
78%
6%

Balance +9%

(+2 on previous reading)

Retail Pulse

July 2019

Pay Intentions

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 4% 7%
2% to 4% 16%
< 2% 7%
Stay more or less the same
69%
Decrease
< 2% 0%
2% to 4% 0%
> 4% 1%

Retail Pulse

July 2019

Business Ambitions

Next 1 to 3 years

54% growth trajectory
46% less ambitious

16%Confident, actively pursuing opportunities

35%Prefer to stay same size

38%Plan to grow but remain cautious

11%Intend to scale down