Merchants’ sales expectations remained strong in June. However, issues around supply with shortages, lengthy lead times and price increases have had a negative impact on both market and business confidence.
Survey results show that 42% of merchants experienced supply problems in June, with 15% either badly or very badly affected.
The Pulse, by MRA Research, is a monthly tracking survey of merchants’ confidence and prospects. Telephone interviewing took place between 1st and 4th June 2021.
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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