Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Heat harms clothing sales
Heat harms clothing sales
11
Oct '11
UK retail sales values were 0.3% higher on a like-for-like basis from September 2010, when sales had risen 0.5%. On a total basis, sales were up 2.5%, against a 2.2% increase in September 2010.

Clothing sales dropped off sharply in the end-of-month heatwave.

Stephen Robertson, Director General, British Retail Consortium, said: "Short-lived factors such as the weather and discounting are influencing sales not any fundamental change in how customers are feeling. Clothing sales slumped as the sun undermined interest in winter ranges.

"As we head into the year's most important trading period, we need a return of optimism. That requires people to feel that next year they will see some payback for the current pain."

Helen Dickinson, Head of Retail, KPMG, said: "With the new academic year starting, schoolwear and shoes also did well. Sales of home accessories, house textiles as well as toiletries and cosmetics showed signs of improvement. However, with consumers' incomes being squeezed from all sides, many shoppers continue to steer clear of big-ticket items.”

"As we are entering the crucial season in the run-up to Christmas the outlook may be described as "hopeful" but that's as good as it gets I am afraid."

British Retail Consortium


Must ReadView All

US merchandise trade with India, 2012–16; Courtesy: USITC

Textiles | On 27th Jul 2017

India becomes US’ 9th largest trading partner in 2016

In 2016, India became the United States’ 9th-largest single-country...

Textiles | On 27th Jul 2017

GST will lead to further increase of MMF prices

The Goods & Services Tax (GST) rolled out on July 1, 2017 is not...

Textiles | On 27th Jul 2017

Global yarn production improved 30% q-o-q in Q1: ITMF

In the first quarter of 2017, global yarn production rose by almost...

Interviews View All

Nitin Soni
Dolphin Jingwei Machines

Taxation policies need to be made simpler

Nuno Venda
ROQ

‘There has been an increase in demand for water based inks, rather than...

Abhimanyu Singh Rathore & Barbara Anna Kosiorek
Kannbar

‘Blending cultures is the true beauty of fashion, where one’s imagination...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer <b>Prathyusha Garimella</b> is known for blending ...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Sanjukta Dutta
Sanjukta's Studio

<b>Sanjukta Dutta</b> creates unique garments by clubbing prints of...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

July 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search



X