The health of UK bricks-and-mortar retail in six charts

Meadowhall shopping centre Sheffield

After the best part of two years of intermittent lockdowns and store closures, 2022 was the first post-pandemic year retailers could trade without restrictions.

Despite the lack of lockdowns, the economic situation was not all sunshine and roses. The Russian invasion of Ukraine in February and the unwinding of international supply chains led to rampant inflation, which created a cost-of-living crisis for millions of consumers.

Subscription content

Please sign in now if you have a subscription or are already registered with us.

Retail Week

Register for free to continue reading provides premium, in-depth intelligence that helps retailers judge risks, spot opportunities and identify what they need to do to win in the digital economy.

Register today for a taste of our high-quality intelligence and enjoy:

  • Two free article views per calendar month on
  • Detailed analysis of current trends and events 
  • Exclusive newsletters
  • In-depth reports, videos, interviews and much more

Discover Retail Week register now

Please note, if you have recently purchased a subscription, it may take a few moments before your account is updated.