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Retail Pulse

Retail Pulse

January 2019

Key Points

  • Retail Pulse up in January
  • One in three firms expect to increase basic pay over the coming year
  • 59% have ambitions to grow their business in the next 1 to 3 years

Retail Pulse

January 2019

Retail Pulse

January 2019

83.5

+3.7 on previous index reading

Retail Pulse

January 2019

Sales

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 30%
52%
17%

Balance +13%

(+6 on previous reading)

Retail Pulse

January 2019

Sales

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 33%
52%
15%

Balance +17%

(-4 on previous reading)

Retail Pulse

January 2019

Jobs

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 9%
84%
7%

Balance +2%

(-4 on previous reading)

Retail Pulse

January 2019

Jobs

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 8%
89%
3%

Balance +5%

(-1 on previous reading)

Retail Pulse

January 2019

Input Costs Excluding Labour

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 30%
69%
1%

Balance +29%

(-3 on previous reading)

Retail Pulse

January 2019

Selling Prices

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 25%
71%
4%

Balance +21%

(+10 on previous reading)

Retail Pulse

January 2019

Pay Intentions

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 4% 7%
2% to 4% 24%
< 2% 6%
Stay more or less the same
62%
Decrease
< 2% 1%
2% to 4% 0%
> 4% 0%

Retail Pulse

January 2019

Business Ambitions

Next 1 to 3 years

59% growth trajectory
41% less ambitious

14%Confident, actively pursuing opportunities

32%Prefer to stay same size

45%Plan to grow but remain cautious

10%Intend to scale down