The Pulse

The Pulse: Strong sales and seasonal trends boost merchants’ confidence

Merchant’s views in March were boosted by the Prime Minister’s announcement of a roadmap out of lockdown. But increased sales activity and seasonal expectations, sent merchants’ confidence in their own business and in the market significantly higher.

This survey highlights the remarkable recovery of the sector since March last year, with merchants’ outlook notably strong for the next three months (March to May) and the next six months (March to August).

Telephone interviewing took place between 2nd and 5th March 2021.

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The Pulse is a monthly trends survey that tracks builders’ merchants’ confidence and prospects over time and is produced by MRA Research, the market research division of MRA Marketing. View all reports here.

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