Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Heat harms clothing sales
Heat harms clothing sales
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

Union textiles minister Smriti Irani addressing at the Texprocil Annual Export Awards. Courtesy: PIB

Textiles | On 22nd Oct 2016

Govt to extend special package to home textiles segment

The Central government is likely to extend the recently approved Rs...

Reebok Liquid Speed Grey. Courtesy: Business Wire

Apparel/Garments | On 22nd Oct 2016

Reebok’s Liquid Factory brings sneaker creation to US

Reebok, a pioneer in the sporting goods industry, has brought sneaker ...

Courtesy: GHCL

Textiles | On 22nd Oct 2016

GHCL to invest Rs 67.25 crore in textile division

Chemicals and textiles firm GHCL will invest Rs 67.25 crore in its...

Interviews View All

Nuno Venda

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

Studio Priyanka Rajiv

‘To reinvent the age-old tradition of embroidery to suit demographics and...

Vasanth Kumar
Max Fashion India

‘Traditional high-street retailers are now willing to offer franchisees to ...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

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

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies

October 2016

October 2016

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


Browse Our Archives


Advanced Search