Amid negative headlines for the high street, supermarkets have painted a brighter picture, posting record sales of £29.3 billion over the Christmas trading period. Though lower inflation took its toll on sales, the latest grocery market share figures from Kantar
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In 2018, after years of card payments slowly weighing in on the dominance of cash transactions, cashless has now overtaken as the most popular method of payment. Last year saw a 15% drop in notes and coins used, and strengthened
New research from workplace experts, Acas, has revealed that over half of workers (53%) believe that getting the right people with the right skills will be the biggest issue faced by their workplace in the year ahead.
Deloitte: retail administrations rise for second consecutive year while large retail CVAs experienced a seven-fold increase
The number of retailers entering into administration in 2018 was 125 - compared to 118 in 2017, a marginal increase of 6% according to Deloitte’s latest insolvency figures. In addition the number of retailers entering into Company Voluntary Arrangements (CVAs)
Fashion designer and American icon Tom Ford has been crowned as Europe’s most popular luxury brand, according to independent research conducted by Kelkoo, the largest pan-European ecommerce advertising and shopping comparison service.
Workers are seeking benefits that deliver real-world connections with colleagues, finds Perkbox report
The UK workforce is increasingly keen for companies to offer them more team-based perks such as company sports teams, according to new research. A study of 2,315 UK workers published in the 2018 Great Perk Search Report by Perkbox, the
‘Wing-Back Wednesday’ – unwanted gift returns are bad news for unlucky recipients and stores alike, says ParcelHero
January 2nd is being dubbed ‘Wing Back Wednesday’ as thousands of unwanted gifts are sent back to stores. Many Brits use the first day back in reality after Christmas to return items - and last year the parcel comparison
New survey shows retail businesses and workers are failing to grasp the Apprenticeship Levy opportunity
New research has shown that large numbers of employees and businesses in the retail industry still know nothing about the Apprenticeship Levy suggesting that the entire sector is simply not grasping the opportunities of the new training initiative.
On Wednesday 2 January 2019 – Takeback Wednesday – returns of online purchases are predicted to increase by 80 per cent compared to the average number of return parcels per day in December, according to Royal Mail. Takeback Wednesday is
The Government's investigation into the decline of the high street resulted in the formation of a Town Centres Expert Panel. The panel spent six months examining the many challenges facing the high street to present a plan of action which
Christmas might be over for another year, but research from American Express reveals that Brits just can’t get enough of the festive season as it tops the chart as the biggest expenditure of the year for UK shoppers. Over the
When it comes to the magical time of Christmas, kids across the UK are in for a treat with their presents. New research from American Express has found UK adults buying gifts for children will spend on average £140. The
Instruction-averse Brits are too eager to get into their gadgets, leading to Christmas Day heartbreak, CAA reports
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but a large proportion of the UK population might not be quite so jolly this Christmas. That’s according to new research from the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), which found that 34
UK consumers are benefiting from record levels of pre-Christmas discounting in 2018, according to analysis of more than 800,000 products by Deloitte.
At first sight a very marginal drop in footfall of just -0.1% last week appears to be good news for retail destinations in what is coming up to the peak of the Christmas trading period. However, it is critical to
Brits poised to spend £961.97 on Christmas presents that will remain used, VoucherCodes.co.uk reports
Brits will undoubtedly splash the cash this Christmas, but poor decision making and impulse buys will leave a whole host of presents going to waste at major national expense.
UK shopper traffic is expected to rise by 20% on the daily average on Frenzied Friday (21 December), according to global retail intelligence specialist, ShopperTrak.
Dunnes Stores has claimed pole position as Ireland’s leading retailer for the third consecutive period, boasting a market share of 22.4% in the 12 weeks to 2 December 2018. The latest grocery market figures from Kantar Worldpanel show the
PwC: retailer promotions reined in after Black Friday, but discounts already starting to build in run up to Christmas
According to new research by PwC, 74% of high street stores and 79% of online retailers offered some kind of sale or promotion over the Black Friday weekend, figures broadly similar to last year, compared with 36% and 72% respectively
Paul Hinds, senior vice president of international retail solutions, IRI: 1.) It’s not loyalty, but impactful customer engagement that retailers need to focus on Loyalty programmes remain an important component of the
The leading 20 global grocery markets are set to generate an additional US$1.9tr in sales, growing by 28% between 2018 and 2023, new forecasts from global research organisation IGD predict.
Shopping activity among Asia-Pacific (APAC) visitors to Europe weakened in the third quarter as currency pressures across the region diminished the spending power of APAC tourists – usually some of the highest international spenders.
The number of FTSE 100 company bosses approaching retirement age has doubled in the past 20 years, according to research conducted by retirement specialist Responsible Life.
Despite retailers and shoppers getting into the festive spirit, the latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, published today for the 12 weeks to 2 December 2018, show the sector is now growing at 2.0% – its slowest rate since March 2017.
Unique findings from the Naked Wines 10 Year Anniversary data reveal Britain’s Top 10 most popular grapes and predicts the stars of the future. The key findings from a store of digital wine data collected over 10 years from one of