UK shoppers are set to squeeze more of their Christmas spend into the Black Friday period due to expectations of heavy discounts, but this will lead to an increased strain on retailer profitability. Spend on promotional sales will rise 2.2%
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dunnhumby: 85% of grocery retailers lack nous to use insights to monetise data and drive customer experience
dunnhumby today released The Future of Retail Revenues Must Be Data Led, a November 2019 commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting that found 85% of grocery retailers globally lack the capabilities, technology, people and processes to use insights to monetise
Accenture’s 2019 Festive UK Shopping Survey reveals that despite gloomy retail sales predictions, most UK shoppers (87%) set to spend the same or more than last year this festive season. More than half of Brits (57%) believe that political uncertainty
Online retail sales rebound in October, but still lowest ever for that month, IMRG Capgemini Online Retail Index shows
With the peak shopping season almost upon us, and winter temperatures finally setting in, retailers were given a much needed boost in October, with online sales growing by +6.2% Year-on-Year (YoY), according to the latest IMRG Capgemini Online Retail Index,
Consumer survey shows online retailers need to focus on packaging sustainability and reduce overpacking
Almost a third of online shoppers want their purchases to be sent in more environmentally friendly packaging and they’re prepared to pay more for it – that’s the main finding of Macfarlane Packaging’s Annual Unboxing Survey, the results of which
UK consumers intend to spend an average of £567 each over the festive period, according to Deloitte’s 2019 European Christmas Survey. Total anticipated spend over Christmas is up 1.3% (from £560) compared to last year, despite this, UK shoppers remain
Black Friday is getting bigger in the UK and could start as soon as this Wednesday – according to new insights from eBay Advertising, which suggest that consumers are actively searching for deals up to nine days before the event.
Online shoppers in UK want transparency on fees, control over delivery process, easy returns and loyalty rewards, finds UPS
A glitzy website or a user-friendly app aren’t enough to satisfy today’s savvy online shoppers. They demand upfront transparency on fees, control over the delivery process, a clearly-stated returns policy and loyalty rewards, according to new research from the 2019
According to the latest insights from New West End Company [the business partnership representing 600 businesses across London’s West End], spending across London’s retail heartland is expected to hit £2.5 billion, with 42 million shoppers from home and abroad expected
New research from Colliers International, leading global commercial real estate services and investment management firm, shows that, as a proportion of total expenditure on food and drink, the Spanish spend the most on eating out.
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%.
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