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.
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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
New research from Fresh Relevance, the real-time personalisation platform, has revealed that retailers risk losing sales by failing to provide product ratings and review information consistently. Nearly two thirds (61%) of UK consumers base their purchase considerations on detailed reviews
In a year of change for many marketers, email remains the key strategic channel for most marketers – 91% rating it as important. Despite the challenges many felt with the incoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), most marketers (56%) feel
Nielsen announces Top 25 Breakthrough Innovations list celebrating product innovations across FMCG sector in Europe
Mondelēz International, Jacob Douwe Egberts and General Mills are top FMCG product innovators in the UK, according to a new list released today by Nielsen.
Gartner, Inc. predicts that by 2025, the top 10 global retailers by revenue will leverage contextualised real-time pricing through mobile applications to manage and adjust in-store prices for customers.
New Home Office figures, analysed by UK China Visitor Alliance (UKCVA), show that visa applications from Chinese travellers are up a staggering 177 % over the last seven years. In 2018, Britain issued over 587,000 visas to Chinese visitors, 56,000 (12%) more than in 2017.
Wren Kitchens has been rated the best retail employer to work for in the UK, according to data released by the world’s biggest job site Indeed.
The international appeal of Europe’s shopper market has started to make a slow but positive recovery in the last quarter as underlying currency strength across emerging Asia-Pacific (APAC) markets has boosted sales, according to the Planet Shopper Index.
he outlet sector is continuing to outperform wider retail in the UK according to global real estate advisor CBRE. In its latest retail property perspective, CBRE reports that outlet sales have grown at a faster pace than all shopping centres
New research from Yorkshire Bank, part of CYBG plc, suggests businesses should look north for guidance on achieving a better work-life balance and reveals the country’s happiest entrepreneurs live in Leeds and Edinburgh, along with Leicester. The majority (62%) in
According to Brand Finance, in its report Global 500 2019, a brand should attract custom, build loyalty, motivate staff and make money. After all, huge investments are made in brand design, launch, and ongoing promotion. Considering the potential financial value
Retailers who don’t offer an easy returns process are losing sales and customer loyalty, with 84% of shoppers saying they won’t come back to a brand if they have a poor returns experience.
The latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel show the Irish grocery market grew by 3.5% in the 12 weeks to 24 February 2019, putting the sector on a solid footing as the UK finalises preparations to leave the EU. After
Small businesses have reported a significant increase in sales of candles, shifting 71% more than they were in 2016, and 33% more than a year ago. The new report released today by Vend, the preferred retail point-of-sale software of the
In a survey of UK adults by Whistl, the leading delivery management company, 75% of respondents said they wanted e-retailers to minimise parcel packaging waste and use environmentally friendly materials for packaging their online purchases.
Amazon is the retail phenomenon which started in a garage and now, nearly a quarter of a century later, new research from Mintel reveals that almost nine in ten (86%) Brits are Amazon users/shoppers. Highlighting the ongoing popularity of the
Use of third-party platforms like Amazon, eBay and Google has dropped amongst the UK’s top 250 retailers, according to an industry report.
Euromonitor International has launched a new white paper revealing the Top 100 Megabrands - the world’s leading Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) brands ranked by retail sales value in 2017.