The retail outlook – January 2011 vs January 2012

A couple of tables for you.  The first is very straightforward – a schedule of Christmas Trading Statements, amassed during January 2011.  I’ll be doing the same again in the weeks ahead:

With the benefit of 12 months hindsight, some of these results look almost benign.  Here’s a rundown (appropriate phrase) of some of the bleaker announcements from December 2011: