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UK cycling market ‘sees 4% monthly growth since start of first lockdown’

The UK cycling market has grown by an average of around 4% each month since the beginning of the first lockdown last year, Halfords has said. Prior to the pandemic, there were 0.42 bikes per head of population in the UK. The figure for the Netherlands is 1.35 bikes per …

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Shop vacancy rate rises to 13.7% in Q4

The overall GB vacancy rate increased to 13.7% in Q4 of 2020, from 13.2% in Q3, according to data the British Retail Consortium (BRC). It was 1.6 percentage points higher than the same point in 2019. This was the tenth consecutive quarter of increasing vacancy rates, from Q2 2018. All …

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DfT’s National Travel Attitudes Survey shows increased importance of walking and cycling

COVID-19 has had a ‘substantial’ impact on active travel, with the DfT’s National Travel Attitudes Survey (NTAS) showing an increase in the frequency of cycling and walking among those who already cycle and walk. When interviewed between May and September 2020, 34% of cyclists said they cycle more and 38% …

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Cycling rises across capital with 22% increase in outer London

TfL has published new cycle count data that shows increased levels of cycling in both inner and outer London last autumn. Despite a drop in the number of journeys being made overall, Londoners have been increasingly cycling to make essential trips and for exercise. Since 2015, TfL has carried out annual cycle …

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2020 hits record low for retail sales growth

COVID-19 has led to 2020 being the “worst year on record” for retail sales growth, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) has said. Total sales fell by 0.3% for 2020, compared with 2019. Sales increased by 1.8% in December, on a total basis, against a growth of 0.2% in December 2019. …

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Halfords sees cycling growth of 35% with continued strength in e-mobility

Halfords has reported cycling LFL growth of 35.4% in its Q3 trading update, covering the 13 weeks to 1st January 2021. This was driven by continued strength in adult mechanical, e-bikes and e-scooters, despite global container shortages and port congestion impacting availability. The retailer’s performance cycling business Tredz continued to …

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Insync sees 2020 sales increase by 200% thanks to COVID cycling boom

Insync has reported a trebling of sales during 2020 and has revealed plans to double the figure in 2021. The brand sold more than 50,000 bikes in retail in the year to November 2020, a 200% increase on the previous year. Insync’s head of business Gopal Krishan said the uptick …

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YoY footfall for 2020 down by 43%

Total year-on-year footfall for 2020 fell by 43.4%, according to BRC-ShopperTrak data. Year-on-year UK footfall decreased by 46.1% in December, a 19.3 percentage point improvement from November when England was under lockdown. Footfall on high streets declined by 49.5% year on year. This was the worst-performing location type for the …

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61% of consumers ‘concerned’ about safety of high street shopping

New research conducted by retail analysts, Maybe* at the start of December has suggested that nearly two-thirds of shoppers are still concerned about the safety of shopping on their local high street during the festive period. The survey, which had 2,000 respondents, found that 61% of participants were concerned about …

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