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
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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
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
In many Asian markets, Chinese New Year signals the busiest trading period of the calendar for grocery retail. This year’s celebration, marking the Year of the Pig – representing good fortune, wealth and prosperity – was no exception, according to
As Brexit uncertainty intensifies and some customers start their preparations for a disorderly exit, the latest grocery market share figures, published today from Kantar Worldpanel, show year-on-year supermarket sales growth of 1.9% during the 12 weeks to 24 February 2019.
British consumers are displaying a strengthening sense of optimism about their financial wellbeing, with 34% of Brits saying they are financially better off today than five years ago, according to a new study by global measurement company, Nielsen.
New research from Barclaycard, which processes nearly half of the nation’s credit and debit card transactions, explores the pain points and milestones associated with scaling up a business – and highlights innovation as a key opportunity for growing companies.
Consumers believe they received less emails than ever before in 2018, estimating this at around 57 emails per week to their personal inboxes, down from 73 in 2017.
Online retail recorded its worst January sales growth (+7% YoY) in three years last month, as the industry’s poor recent sales performance continued into the New Year, according to the IMRG Capgemini eRetail Sales Index. The month provided little relief
Concerns about sustainability and quality means that consumers are moving away from fast fashion and are more likely to invest in longer-lasting clothing, according to research by the Fashion Retail Academy.
When it comes to moving house, the old saying ‘location, location, location’ couldn’t be more true. But what exactly makes a place desirable to live? A new study has revealed the amenities Brits most want in their local area, with
Figures from one of world’s largest fashion retailers reveal how catwalk trends impact shopping search results
As London Fashion Week (LFW) returns to the capital this weekend, new data from one of the world’s largest fashion retailers and search specialists EmpathyBroker reveals the extent to which the fashion event influences real consumers’ shopping patterns.
Analysis of the UK’s top 250 retailers has found a 19% year-on-year increase in the number of brands offering the option to pay in international currency.
BRC: Hitwise Digital Retail Insight report figures out last evening reveal that online retail visits in January grew by 1.8 per cent following the shockingly slow Christmas period. December online retail visits hit a 10 year low, declining by 0.6 per cent.
Published today (6 February), Soil Association Certification’s Organic Market Report reveals the UK’s organic market is now worth £2.33 billion after a 5.3% growth in sales in 2018, well ahead of the non-organic market.
New research shows that UK small businesses are continuing to lose sales by not offering websites that adapt for easy use on smartphones.
The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel for the 12 weeks to 27 January 2019 show the sector remains in growth – up 1.7% compared to this time last year – boosted in part by the strong performance
UK retailers see digital technology as essential to customer service and long-term success, finds Fujitsu
The vast majority of UK retail leaders (79 percent) believe that putting customers first will determine their long-term success, while a similar amount (84 percent) cite ‘trust’ as an important factor for maintaining strong customer relationships. This is according to
Thomas Cook and Iceland are today recognised as being the brands most trusted by their customers in the annual Feefo Trusted Service awards for 2019. Both brands are among those named winners of the highly-coveted Gold Trusted Service award.
Last year was challenging for retailers, with numerous profit warnings, store closures and job losses. Familiar high street names such as Toys R Us disappeared completely, with many blaming online shopping for the decline.
Global information company The NPD Group says visits in the British out-of-home (OOH) or eat-out foodservice market will slide in 2019 and 2020. The market peaked at 11.35 billion visits in 2017 but dropped - 0.5% to 11.29 billion in
Over half (52%) of UK employees believe their personal technology feels more modern and is more user friendly than their workplace technology and a further 50 percent wishes their workplace technology performed in a similar manner to their personal technology.