Retail’s most lucrative time of the year, the golden quarter has the power to make or break businesses – so nailing your strategy is essential. 


Retail Week’s The Christmas Forecast report, featuring exclusive data from leading market insight provider Retail Economics, will help you navigate the golden quarter to drive success.  

The report reveals that fashion will see year-on-year sales value growth of 6.2% in the fourth quarter, of course helped by high levels of inflation of 4.5%, with volumes growing by 1.7%. 

Demand will also be strong in the health and beauty sector, due to the non-discretionary nature of many products within this category. The value of sales in this sector is expected to rise by 5.9%, with volumes also rising by 0.4%. Inflation is set to be 5.5%. 

To find out more about what to expect from trading this festive season, access your copy of The Christmas Forecast report for free and discover:  

  • Forecasts on how the food, toys and games, furniture and flooring, homewares, DIY and gardening, and electricals sectors will perform 
  • Data on how consumers are feeling about the economy and their finances 
  • Expert insight from eBay, Dobbies, Gift Universe, Asda and more on their Christmas strategies