The state of retail in ten numbers

The retail sector is continuously changing, adapting to the pandemic, digital acceleration, and shifting consumer expectations.

From sales figures to customer behaviour, we take a look at ten numbers that show the state of retail today.

Sales figures show promise

  • There was a 2.2% growth in UK retail sales in 2020.

  • The total value of retail sales in 2020 amounted to £4.3 billion.

  • Retail sales are responsible for 1/3 of consumer spending.

  • Food shopping accounted for 41% of retail spending in 2020.