IMRG’s online retail sales forecast for the Black Friday period 2019 is for growth of 2-3%, but with a very real possibility it could be flat. IMRG's December online retail forecast is for growth of 1-2%.
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The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar show that year-on-year supermarket sales grew by 1.0% over the past 12 weeks. The increase is slightly behind the equivalent rate last month, against a backdrop of political uncertainty and a persistently wet autumn.
The UK Footfall decline of 3.2% year on year was steeper than September and both the 3- month and 12-month averages, according to the latest BRC-Springboard Footfall Index covering the four weeks 29 September – 26 October 2019.
According to research conducted by integrated marketing solutions provider Rakuten Marketing ahead of the 2019 holiday period, 75% of Chinese shoppers will make Singles’ Day a focus for their gift purchasing in this year’s Golden Quarter, and 40% express clear
More than a third of Gen Z shoppers as influenced by brand ethics as price when Black Friday shopping, study finds
Mention Me’s third annual research report into shopping trends has found 39% of the 2,000 UK consumers questioned do not plan to shop on Black Friday at all. However this is a sharp decrease from last year’s figure of 53%
UK CIOs and CTOs invest in in-store digital capabilities to replicate convenience of online services
Over half (51%) of UK retail CIOs and CTOs are investing in up-to-date pricing and quicker payment options in-store in a bid to improve their physical infrastructures to match the online shopping experience, according to new research conducted by world-leading
Consumer spending grows by just 1.5% in October as Brits stay in amidst bleak autumn weather, Barclaycard finds
Data from Barclaycard, which sees nearly half of the nation’s credit and debit card transactions, shows that essential spending grew slightly by 0.2%, bolstered by a 1.5% increase in supermarket expenditure.
Asda is cheapest supermarket for Government Consumer Price Index ‘Shopping Basket’, followed by Sainsbury’s – and Tesco more expensive than Waitrose
A price-tracking website in the UK has been monitoring the cost of various like-for-like items in the government-based Consumer Price Index ‘shopping basket’ from seven of the main supermarkets, in order to determine which offers the cheapest prices overall for
A convenience trends survey commissioned by leading International branding and customer experience agency I-AM has revealed that almost three-quarters of consumers (74%) would be happy to wait longer for goods if the delivery method was more sustainable.
Priest costumes are among this year’s top sellers, as Brits take their Halloween costume inspiration from the TV screen, according to data from leading e-commerce specialists.
With 78% of consumers asking for products to be made healthier without compromising on taste, research and training charity IGD has published a new guide for food businesses to help them review and set portion sizes. The guide identifies opportunities
A globally maturing men’s beauty market is failing to have an impact worldwide, with British men found to rank bottom for concerns about their looks, looking young or making an effort with their appearance, according to new research from Kantar.
UK retail is set to lose over half a million jobs to robots – as IT leaders in the sector expect up to 1 in 5 jobs to be replaced by AI/automation within five years, reveals the 2019 Harvey Nash/KPMG
Almost two in three UK businesses (63%) say they will not be ready for Brexit by 31 October – and 26% say they need a further 6-12 months to get their company Brexit-ready - according to new research by ThoughtWorks, the global software consultancy.
The latest figures from Kantar show that the Irish grocery market remains buoyant, with growth accelerating to 3.3% in the 12 weeks to 6 October 2019. As the Brexit deadline looms, shoppers are showing no signs of concern, visiting stores
New research from Central England Co-operative has revealed its customers' shopping habits when it comes to Halloween and reveals that more and more of us are choosing to mark the event – not just the kids.
The daily use of voice assistants in the UK has risen significantly in the past 12 months according to new research.
The KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank (RTT) has determined that – as predicted – retail health in the third quarter of 2019 has surpassed the historic low previously recorded in the final quarter of 2012, when the UK’s economy faced the
Homeowners and renters are chucking good quality furniture or homewares, says British Heart Foundation
Thousands of UK adults are choosing to bin household items or furniture that could be otherwise recycled, reused or donated, according to a new British Heart Foundation shops survey.
Click and regret: Brits wasting over half a billion pounds every year online on unwanted goods, Gekko finds
A new report – Click and Regret- from marketing agency Gekko has today revealed the shocking waste now involved with online shopping. According to the survey, £641m is the astonishing figure consumers are wasting online every year buying goods they
Research conducted with over 2,000 consumers by Qudini, a London-based retail software company, reveals that some of the UK's best known High Street brands are considered irrelevant by youth demographics.
Retail footfall has declined by 10% over the last seven years, the latest figures from the BRC-Springboard show.
Award-winning digital marketing agency Search Laboratory has launched a new whitepaper detailing how businesses can adapt their online strategy to increase sales.
Pitney Bowes Inc., a global technology company that provides commerce solutions in the areas of e-commerce, shipping, mailing, data and financial services, today unveiled the Pitney Bowes Parcel Shipping Index. The annual report discovered global parcel volume reached 87 billion
Opinium today unveils the top 100 Most Connected Brands in the UK. Now in its second year, the ranking is the first ever Index to be compiled by exclusively from consumer feedback.