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
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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
Whilst footfall is rising from week to week in the run up to Christmas, increasing by +3.1% last week from the week before, it is significantly reduced from last year with an annual decline of -4.5%. In high streets and
The UK grocery market is set to experience 2.4% growth this Christmas, with shoppers predicted to spend £21.6bn over the festive period, according to the latest forecast from research organisation IGD. With nearly half (48%) of shoppers agreeing that food and
UK customers spent £1.2 billion last Christmas on gifts that failed to arrive on time. One in 10 (11%) of UK customers received their Christmas deliveries more than two weeks late last year, according to new research from The Institute
Today, research from payments platform Laybuy reveals the damaging costs incurred from sky high customer returns in the UK retail sector at Christmas. New research from Laybuy reveals that in the Christmas period of 2017, retailers lost on average a staggering
PwC Christmas trading predictions: retailers hoping consumers will bring Christmas respite after challenging 2018
With Black Friday and Cyber Monday done for another year, both retailers and shoppers have well and truly turned their attention to the festive season. New Christmas trading analysis from PwC shows UK shoppers are preparing to spend an average
The “Baby Boomer” generation, those aged 55-74, are more likely to shop with companies that actively remove plastics from products, according to new research from Accenture Strategy. The annual Global Consumer Pulse Research surveyed more than 2,000 UK consumers about their
More consumers are choosing to buy clothes and footwear online rather than in store and according to new research from Forrester, this trend is set to continue as the marketplace adjusts to consumer demands and technology. By 2022 the number
Global information company The NPD Group has identified five new trends that will shape Britain’s £56 billion out-of-home (OOH) foodservice industry in 2019.
With the Christmas rush now in full swing, 69 percent of managers in the retail industry are battling against the problem of unexpected employee absences rocketing during busy seasonal periods compared to a normal working week, reveals a new Censuswide
Half of consumers upgrade or pay-off their mobile phone contracts before the renewal date, study finds
Research into consumer buying habits has discovered that 52% of consumers either upgrade or pay-off their mobile phone contracts before the renewal date. The study, conducted by UK mobile app developers Tappable also revealed lengthy contracts prevent tech-savvy consumers from upgrading
A major study of rail travellers’ online retail behaviour shows that the value of on-train commuter commerce* reached £2.6 billion last year, and is predicted to grow by 75% to reach £4.6 billion by 2022. The research, conducted by KBH On-Train
Consumer-facing companies must change how they are transforming their businesses and take bold steps in order to remain relevant to the data and technology-enabled smart consumer, according to EY FutureConsumer.Now research that identified five business imperatives for consumer-facing companies to
New research has revealed that 18% of Britons are buying all of their groceries online, whilst more than half have previously bought food or drink online. It was found that Britons prefer the convenience of not having to physically go
New data from Planet, an international payments provider, suggests that international shoppers could bring glad tidings for UK retailers in the lead up to the crucial winter trading period. The influx of tourists coming to the UK last month meant
Eco-conscious Brits are crying out for greater guidance on the sustainability of product packaging, with 88% of UK shoppers requesting on-pack information that highlights how environmentally-friendly the packaging format is. It comes as the public continues its drive to be more
According to new figures from the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, organic food sales hit record levels in 2017 reaching 1,962 million euros (up 16.4% on 2016 and almost double the 1,000 million quoted in 2013). Speaking at BioCultura Madrid earlier
Independent coffee shops are in the black according to research by the American Express Shop Small campaign, which reveals the category is set to grow faster than ever in coming years. Almost 500 new independent coffee bars opened their doors