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.
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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
New research from Central England Co-operative has revealed its customers' shopping habits when it comes to Halloween and reveals that more and more of us are choosing to mark the event – not just the kids.
The daily use of voice assistants in the UK has risen significantly in the past 12 months according to new research.
The KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank (RTT) has determined that – as predicted – retail health in the third quarter of 2019 has surpassed the historic low previously recorded in the final quarter of 2012, when the UK’s economy faced the
Homeowners and renters are chucking good quality furniture or homewares, says British Heart Foundation
Thousands of UK adults are choosing to bin household items or furniture that could be otherwise recycled, reused or donated, according to a new British Heart Foundation shops survey.
Retail footfall has declined by 10% over the last seven years, the latest figures from the BRC-Springboard show.
Pitney Bowes Inc., a global technology company that provides commerce solutions in the areas of e-commerce, shipping, mailing, data and financial services, today unveiled the Pitney Bowes Parcel Shipping Index. The annual report discovered global parcel volume reached 87 billion
Opinium today unveils the top 100 Most Connected Brands in the UK. Now in its second year, the ranking is the first ever Index to be compiled by exclusively from consumer feedback.
Brits are searching for discounts on clothes, food shopping and meals out, new research has revealed.
Consumers are still worried that British supermarkets’ are not doing enough to go green, particularly around food and packaging waste, a report from Rubikloud, a global leader in retail artificial intelligence (AI), has revealed.
Boutique retailers have reported a significant increase in the sales of houseplants, shifting 70% more units than they did in 2018. The new study released today by Vend, the preferred retail point-of-sale software of the British Independent Retail Association,
Research shows that UK shoppers are often being forced to choose between environmentally unfriendly paper receipts or risking their consumer rights for refunds and returns by not taking one at all. The survey of 100 UK retail executives and 2,000
The golden sales quarter (October - December) for retailers is fast approaching, but many retail businesses are not fully prepared for the accompanying onset of increased website traffic this usually brings, according to new research.
Global B2C marketing automation company, Selligent, has issued the results of a global study of 5,000 consumers focused on behaviors and expectations as it relates to interactions with brands. Sixty-nine percent of surveyed consumers find it “creepy” when they
The latest industry report from Shoppercentric, a leading independent shopper research consultancy, has been launched today. The research, entitled: ‘WindowOn…Shoppers and Sustainability’ was carried out across 1018 UK shoppers aged 18+ from a nationally represented sample and explores the relationship
JRNI, formerly BookingBug, the enterprise SaaS scheduling platform for optimizing the customer journey, has released new research that identifies continued growth in online shopping and strength in omni-channel shopping. According to JRNI’s Third Annual Modern Consumer Research Report, US and
More than 1.5 million Chinese nationals were granted visas to enter the UK in 2018, and student applications have climbed by 30,000 in the first quarter of 2019. According to VisitBritain, tourist spending will grow 40% to exceed £1 billion this year.
After online sales slumped to their lowest ever July growth last month, retailers saw little reprieve in August with growth of just +3% Year-on-Year (YoY), according to the latest IMRG Capgemini eRetail Sales Index, which tracks the online sales performance
The latest figures from Kantar show that growth in the Irish grocery market remained at 2.7% during the 12 weeks to 8 September 2019, as shoppers stocked up on September staples.
More than two in five employees in the retail industry (44%) don’t feel valued by their employer, according to new research from Moorepay, the leading payroll & HR software and services provider. This is the joint highest percentage of any
Experts in tax-free shopping, Global Blue, have revealed that international shoppers from Thailand and Qatar increased their spending per transaction significantly this August in comparison to the same time last year