Read our stats and facts for the 2016 Christmas trading period.
- How important is Christmas to the retail sector?
- What are our current projections for Christmas spending?
- What are conditions like for customers at the moment?
- What will sell well this Christmas?
- How will the food sector do?
- How much will people be spending?
- What will be the busiest shopping days in the lead-up to Christmas?
- What has footfall been like?
- What impact will there be if it snows?
- How important will online be this Christmas?
- When will be the busiest day for online shopping?
- Has the cost of Christmas gone up compared to last year?
- When will the Christmas sales start?
- Is Boxing Day a bigger shopping day than pre-Christmas?
- Will there be many administrations in the New Year?
- Employment: What sort of opportunities are in store over Christmas?