England’s retail and leisure sector offers significant opportunities for international companies.
With strong domestic demographics and access to the wider European market, the country offers the perfect base for retailers from luxury brands to discounters. Major urban centres attracting large numbers of shoppers and tourists make a strong business case for locating here.
A key driver behind the UK retail sector is e-commerce. Internet retailing has outperformed other channels such as general mail order, direct marketing and direct selling. A growing e-commerce infrastructure of digital marketing, fulfilment and logistics providers makes for a competitive proposition.
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BRC leads the UK retail industry and provides extensive research and data.