Eighty two per cent of UK employees will buy meals more often from their workplace canteen or restaurant if they can order ahead and pick up their meal from a dedicated service point, research by Omnico and The Caterer magazine
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Despite a year of unprecedented global volatility, involving political uncertainty, extreme weather events and continuing currency fluctuations impacting competitiveness, the value of Irish food, drink and horticulture exports to the UK market reached €4.5 billion, an increase of 2 per
Footfall in December fell by 2.6 per cent, a lesser decline compared to the previous year when it fell sharply by 3.5 per cent. This is the thirteenth month of consecutive decline, according to the latest BRC-Springboard monitor.
Irish grocery market hits festive record as retailers cash in on Christmas, Kantar Worldpanel reports
The Irish grocery market grew by an impressive 3.0% over the 12 weeks to 30 December, ensuring a record festive period for retailers. The latest Kantar Worldpanel data shows value sales reached €995 million in the month of December –
A new report by MTW Research on the UK kitchen market suggests kitchen sales will rise by £50 million in 2019, despite ongoing challenges for the £3bn kitchen products industry.
The Report on Jobs, published today by KPMG and the REC, showed that the number of permanent and temporary retail vacancies rose markedly at the end of 2018 Latest survey data indicated that demand for permanent retail staff rose at the
A ‘perfect storm’ of Brexit, business rates, inflation, the growth of e-commerce, and employee cost pressures, will continue to weigh on the minds of UK retailers in the year ahead, according to CBRE UK’s 2019 Real Estate Market Outlook. The
With the UK’s Christmas holiday now behind us, retail management software leader Vend has revealed the most-purchased products in the run up to 2018’s big day for independent retailers.
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
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.