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Nearly three quarters of shoppers have noticed an increase in the number of shops closing in their local high streets, whilst around half have noticed an increase in the number of coffee shops and charity shops, according to new research
A new survey by children’s fruit snacking supermarket brand, Fruit Bowl, has shown that 41% of Britain’s parents admit to bribing their children all or most of the time in a bid to make sure they eat their five-a-day. Having
The UK’s e-commerce market, currently the third largest in the world, is set to be worth £319.8 billion by 2023, according to a new report from FIS, a global leader in financial services technology.
After a surprisingly strong Christmas sales period, retailer hopes of a continuation of such growth into 2020 were dashed in January, with online retail sales growth dropping back to -0.4% Year-on-Year (YoY). That’s according to the latest IMRG Capgemini Online
Amid a challenged high street – with UK retail sales continuing to slide, from closures to dropping footfall – technology could be an answer to a revival in high street shopping. New research has found that experientialism is crucial to
The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has today published its 2019 Business Confidence report, which reveals that while official data signalled weak investment and growth for food and drink manufacturing in the first three quarters of the year, the sector
Dining, eating and drinking away from home is becoming more of a solo pursuit than ever, according to global information company The NPD Group. There were 4.4 billion solo eating-out visits (including foodservice delivery) in Britain in 2019, accounting for
As high street retail continues to deplete and more people shop online, increasing to 19% of all retail sales in December 2019*, a new report by retail marketing experts Gekko shows there’s increasing consumer concern about the environmental and societal
Following on from recent news that the sales ban on petrol, diesel and hybrid cars in the UK has been bought forward five years to 2035, the team at www.carwow.co.uk polled its site users to gauge the public’s reaction to
The retail sector has posted the weakest small business outlook for 2020, according to Hitachi Capital Business Finance.
New Valentine’s Day research (across 1,000 UK shoppers) from leading retail and shopper marketing agency, Savvy, has today revealed that 37 percent of UK shoppers are planning to get involved in Valentine’s Day this year and predicts spending for this
The sale of prestige women’s face skincare products in the UK reported an increase of 2% in the 12 months to the end of 2019 according to The NPD Group. The total value of the prestige beauty market in the
Today will bear witness to the peak pre-Valentine’s Day rush for online shoppers in the UK, as they look to snap up last minute gifts for their loved ones in time for delivery – from top of the range tech
The UK's JD Sports and discount retailer B&M have been ranked in a league table of the world's 50 fastest growing retailers, compiled for Deloitte's Global Powers of Retailing 2020 report.
Following a record-breaking festive season for the Irish grocery market, the buzz around Veganuary and Dry January failed to outweigh falling consumer confidence in the post-Christmas trading period. Figures from Kantar for the 12 weeks to 26 January 2020 show
New research shows that four out of every five shoppers in the UK have eaten a meal that wasn’t prepared at home in the last month and this activity is having a clear impact on the grocery sector with 1
Fewer Brits are marking Valentine’s Day this year, with only just over half of us saying we’ll join in – down from seven in 10 in previous years. A third of us are still planning on buying a gift, however,
Tax Free Shopping expert Global Blue has announced the findings of its first International Elite Shopper study at the Walpole Luxury Summit 2020, which was held in London’s Mayfair. The study provides insights into the spending patterns and consumer behaviours
Most shoppers are now ready and waiting for retailers to implement innovative payment methods and in-store technologies to improve their shopping experience. These findings are part of a global study of 6,000 consumers in select countries in Europe, APAC and
Food and drink retailers face increased consumer pressure to provide sustainable packaging options, according to new research from Tetra Pak, which polled major retailers in the UK and Ireland on their attitudes and factors driving packaging choices.
Axis Communications, the market leader in network video technology, has published its latest whitepaper, Cyber security: the biggest threat to retail which highlights the increasing threat posed by cyber attacks to today’s retail industry. The paper documents the measures that
The latest figures from Kantar show the grocery market achieved modest 0.3% growth during the past 12 weeks as January once again brought consumer commitments to Dry January and Veganuary.
The majority (54%) of UK shoppers don’t care whether customer service is provided by a bot or a human, as long as their issue is resolved fast, a new study from Genesys (http://www.genesys.com/en-gb), the global leader in omni-channel customer experience
Analysing UK crime statistics such as theft and robbery, from the Metropolitan police, Paymentsense have compiled a new study revealing the safest places to start a business in London.
While half (58%) of consumers admit to buying items during discounting events, such as Black Friday or the January sales, 56% only do so if items they had been looking at have been reduced as they wise up to the