The 7 key stats every retailer should know

At our sell-out Insight conference on 4 April, CGA’s business unit director for food and retail Karl Chessell took delegates on a whistlestop tour of the changing landscape of eating and drinking out in Britain. From cityscapes to market towns, hotspots for new openings and sales growth, to black-spots for closures, and the spread of changing customer types, tastes and habits – Karl shared key numbers behind trends that every retailer should know:

Bristol and Walsall lead Britain’s growth spots

Bristol has seen faster growth in managed pub and restaurant sales than any other major British city, CGA’s latest ‘Top Towns’ report reveals—while Walsall in the Midlands is performing best among towns. The full 100 Towns report is exclusively available in full to CGA’s Trading Index Data Partners. Contact Andy Dean at for further information about the report and the benefits of partnering through Trading Index.