BRC reports flagging footfall figures for UK retail.
Sales growth lower than 2011; Toys suffer at the hands of electronic goods and tablets, says BRC.
Sunshine and the Olympics did not get consumers spending, says the BRC.
British Retail Consortium says online sales of non-food items increased 12.1 per cent.
BRC reports worst figures for over a year as rain washes away interest in outdoor goods.
BRC says outdoor toys sold well in the warm weather, but 'indoor toys remained tough for many'.
BRC says that a sales revival 'remains illusory' as sales continue to be weak.
Organisation welcomes 'the central thrust of Mary Portas' recommendations for the High Street.
Stats show toy sales were missed, amid aggressive discounting and pre-Christmas deals.
Retail sales trackers report like-for-like drops as families hold back on Christmas shopping.
A 0.6 per cent sales decline improves on May figures; wetter weather increases footfall.
BRC and Google say consumer retail habits are changing.
Worst sales fall for at least 16 years recorded on the High Street.
Retail sales fell 1.8 per cent in February according to the British Retail Consortium.
Despite an overall fall in retail sales in March, toys showed gains in some sectors.
Despite overall fall in sales, the BRC said toys showed gains for some, though amid strong competition.
The British Retail Consortium says non-food prices have experienced their fastest fall in two years.
Consumer confidence has fallen to new record lows, according to the latest survey from Nielsen and the BRC.
Retail sales have now been lower than a year ago in six of the past seven months.
The British Retail Consortium says new retail figures from the ONS do not convey tough trading conditions.