The Craft Bakers Association (CBA) has today launched a COVID-19 management guide, to help support its members through the current pandemic. The CBA represents approximately 500 bakery businesses in England, Wales and Northern Ireland - supporting a total of 3,000
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Total UK online fashion orders up 115% in May, but AOV remains down, data from True Fit’s Fashion Genome reveals
The total number of UK online fashion checkouts increased significantly in May, up 115% year-on-year, according to True Fit, the leading personalisation platform for apparel and footwear retailers. However, Average Order Value (AOV) remained down compared to last year,
Global influencer marketing specialists, TAKUMI, today publish findings on the industry’s dynamics with a study of over 2,000 consumers, marketers and influencers across the UK, US, and Germany, on their perceptions of YouTube, TikTok and Instagram as influencer marketing channels.
One in three businesses say customer engagement is the biggest challenge they face during COVID-19, with the retail sector the hardest hit.
For the first time in its history, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show went virtual this May, due to the physical show being cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Royal Mail has revealed the areas in the UK where residents have received the most deliveries over the course of lockdown so far. The data is based on the number of deliveries per individual address.
63% of British consumers say they will return to restaurants, bars or cafes in first month of re-opening, NPD Group reports
Global information company The NPD Group says results from its second COVID-19 British Foodservice Sentiment Study show that trust will be an important issue when foodservice operators re-open for business this summer. Almost six out of 10 respondents (58%) said
Despite many UK shops now expected to reopen on 15 June, the COVID-19 crisis is driving a new wave of online consumers as two in five (42%) people say they will shop online more frequently after lockdown ends.
Additional two-week delay in opening is another blow for clothing & footwear retailers, says GlobalData
The government has set out plans for non-essential retailers to open stores from 15 June.
Barclaycard Payments’ second SME Barometer found that, despite UK businesses predicting poor short-term performance, and reporting a dip in sentiment compared to last quarter, there are early signs that they have begun the road to recovery.
EE today released its Mobile Network data report from February to May 2020, tracking the changing trends and habits of the UK’s most used apps and services throughout lockdown.
Whistl, the leading delivery management company in the UK, has undertaken research with a representative sample of 1000 UK consumers to understand how e-tailers can improve the experience their customers receive when using call centre support. The wide-ranging study revealed
Local retailers are set for a much needed post-lockdown boost as almost one in three British consumers say they will visit local shops more frequently than they did before the crisis, says GlobalData.
The volume of retail sales in April 2020 fell by a record 18.1%, following the strong monthly fall of 5.2% in March 2020, according to new data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Delivery Driver, Warehouse Operative, Sales Development Representative, Risk Analyst and Retail Assistant are the top five most applied for jobs in the UK, according to LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network.
Many UK supermarkets have increased their promotional levels in the last week ending 17May, with online grocer Ocado raising its levels by as much as 76% compared to the week before, reveals new insight from analysts at global retail insights
New research from Barclays highlights Brits’ desire to have a break from home cooking and up their grooming game, as more than one in three plan to spend their money on eating out (36%) and getting a haircut (36%) within
Research released from Ensono, a leading hybrid IT service provider, reveals that the coronavirus lockdown is set to have a significant, long-term impact on the grocery shopping habits of UK consumers.
The coronavirus outbreak has highlighted how important essential supermarket workers are, but in reality, they are often amongst the most poorly paid and undervalued employees within our society.
UK relaxes into new way of working – and loungewear emerges as winner with 49% increase in shopper demand
Demand for loungewear and casualwear has skyrocketed by 49% according to new data from Epsilon-Conversant, showing that retailers which highlight their most lockdown-friendly stock can reap the rewards. According to the year-on-year comparison, homeware purchasing has also risen by 41%
Economic anxiety remains high, but we have found a new normal in lockdown even though we miss our lives. We are though already turning towards the next steps as constraints on our lives begin to ease. These are the findings
Online retail sales soar to 10-year high as COVID-19 redefines shopping behaviours, IMRG Capgemini Online Retail Index shows
Following the UK’s first full month under lockdown, April’s online retail sales results have signalled a seismic shift in purchasing patterns. As COVID-19 shut brick and mortar stores up and down the county, online sales growth surged to a 10-year
New research from Blue Yonder highlights how shopping behavior has changed globally since the COVID-19 pandemic started. Blue Yonder surveyed 6,000 European adult consumers in April and 1,000 U.S. adult consumers in both March and April.
Londoners have cancelled more Direct Debits than anyone else since Covid-19 shut country down, study finds
A study has found one in five of those in the capital have already cancelled some of their non-essential monthly payments, and a further 26 per cent are thinking about it.
Keeping up with disruptors is top long-term challenge for businesses as retail prepares to reopen, research from RetailEXPO reveals
With non-essential retail not expected to open until June and retailers prioritising immediate e-commerce initiatives to drive sales, the ability to keep up with retail disruptors is the greatest long-term challenge faced by retail businesses post-covid-19, according to new research