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After a disappointing first quarter, Easter failed to deliver a boost to online retail sales, with April recording sales growth of just +5.2% Year-on-Year (YoY), according to the latest IMRG Capgemini eRetail Sales Index. This compares poorly to a very
People’s growing affinity with their pets is driving demand for premium pet care products, with Asia-Pacific as the fastest growing market for consumer spending in household and pet care. The region is forecast to achieve the highest added sales globally
New research has shown that British retailers need to rethink how they market to men: many old-fashioned, dated and perhaps toxic views of masculinity are still prevalent among UK males, thanks in part to the stereotypes seen in advertising, particularly
Retailers launching a new range or collection are being encouraged to focus on experiential marketing activations, as new research reveals that nearly three out of four (73%) of people in the UK and US are more likely to purchase a
Gift cards are playing a growing role in driving customer loyalty and engagement, according to the latest research published by the UK Gift Card & Voucher Association (UKGCVA).
Retailers providing free delivery for online purchases do not seem to experience an increase in the number of items returned according to a UK wide study of online shopping behaviour by Whistl, the leading delivery management company.
Mixed use retail, which offers up a blend of experience-led leisure activities and transactional shopping, is key to enhancing customer experience and driving business performance in the era of new retail, the latest report from RetailEXPO reveals.
Nearly three-quarters (70%) of SME owners in the retail sector are concerned that multinationals and other large corporates ‘have too much say’ over the future viability of their business, according to research compiled by accountancy firm, Menzies LLP.
New research from Yext into the ‘Hungry Searcher’ reveals how important third-party platforms have become in determining where consumers choose to dine, with 27% of consumers looking for a table ‘on-the-go’.
New findings show that football stadiums across Europe are already providing a number of tangible benefits including a huge boost of investment to cities. On average a new stadium pumps €585m into the surrounding community including improved infrastructure and increased
According to the latest survey from Periscope By McKinsey, which offers a suite of Marketing & Sales Analytics Solutions to help companies achieve sustainable revenue growth, consumers both value and respond to personalization—when it’s done right. But they won’t
The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar show total year-on-year sales increased by 2.0% during the 12 weeks to 21 April 2019. Bolstered by a record-breaking £2.5 billion spent during the Easter week, this is the fastest rate
As the Home Office prepares to audit in scope[ UK companies’ modern slavery statements, 87% of the 24 FTSE 100 companies who have reported in 2019 have demonstrated year-on-year improvements while three of the FTSE 100 have yet to ever
The UK retail industry suffered from an average of 1,035 reported incidents of shoplifting every dayin 2018, according to the latest analysis of UK Police data by leading loss prevention solutions provider Checkpoint Systems.
Global information company The NPD Group says delivery is changing the shape of British foodservice. Delivery of food orders is the industry’s fastest-growing channel and its extensive use of technology means it is also the most innovative.There were 755m
With no repeat of last year’s Beast from the East snowstorms and a later Easter pushing back holiday spend, the online retail industry recorded growth of just +5% Year-on-Year (YoY) in March against a tough comparator last year, according to
UK consumer confidence saw modest quarterly growth of one-percentage-point (to -8%) in the first quarter of the year, according to the latest Deloitte Consumer Tracker. However, confidence is down by two-percentage-points compared to the same time last year.
Better weather has boosted footfall on the high street during the five weeks from 24 February to 30 March, according to the latest BRC-Springboard figures.
New research from ESM in association with IRI, has revealed the product categories that have shown the most growth in France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK.
It’s safe to say the UK is a dog-loving nation. In fact, we love our pooches so much we spend a whopping £1.3 billion on them each month. But whilst we all like to think our pups are the cutest,
Brits are planning to spend £1.1 billion on chocolate, gifts and entertaining this Easter weekend, according to a new survey conducted by price comparison site finder.com.
A record net 2,481 stores disappeared from Great Britain’s top 500 high streets in 2018. In total, 3,372 shops opened, compared to 5,833 closures. (2017 net loss: -1,772 stores), according to PwC research compiled by the Local Data Company (LDC).
Consumer spending increased by 3.1% year-on-year in March, with growth picking up as Brits were encouraged by the milder weather.
The latest grocery market share figures published today by Kantar show that the Irish grocery market grew by 3.2% in the 12 weeks to 24 March 2019. Despite Easter falling three weeks later than last year, and the absence
Marketing managers are being encouraged to make the most of environmental packaging credentials following a Europe-wide survey of 7,000 consumers which says that three in four are influenced by media coverage of packaging waste so significantly that it has affected