London’s position as the number one shopping destination in the UK is under threat as international shoppers start to travel further afield to meet their shopping needs.
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When it comes to product choice, new research can reveal that the capital’s consumers are influenced by brands and products that are ‘ethically sourced’ and those that have ‘eco-friendly, sustainable packaging’.
As online shopping continues to be the fastest-growing channel in Asia’s grocery market, international researcher IGD reveals the two biggest players, JD.com and Alibaba, are driving the most growth in online grocery shopping, with their combined grocery sales growth in
Almost three quarters of UK shoppers (72%) think that retailers could do more to make their e-commerce websites more engaging, research from the latest report from Tribe (formerly SciVisum), a leading web performance and testing service provider, reveals.
Deloitte: average pre-Christmas discounting reaches 43.8% record, but last minute shoppers to find best deals
Average pre-Christmas discounting has reached a record 43.8% this December, –0.2% deeper than the same time last year, according to analysis of more than 800,000 online and in-store products by Deloitte.
Grocery retailers enjoyed increasing sales again in the 12 weeks to 1 December, as the market grew by 2.3% according to the most recent figures from Kantar. This is slightly slower than the 2.6% registered last month, but with just
The global grocery retail market will generate an additional US$2.2 trillion in sales by 2024, growing by 24%, according to the latest forecast from international research organisation IGD.
The UK is planning to spend £26.9 billion on Christmas gifts this year, according to new research from personal finance comparison website finder.com.
Global information company The NPD Group has identified five trends that could shape Britain’s £57 billion out-of-home (OOH) foodservice industry in 2020, with the need for increased sustainability from foodservice operators a clear theme. NPD Group analysts say consumers expect
The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar show year-on-year supermarket sales growth slowed again during the past 12 weeks to a modest 0.5%. Amid the uncertainty of a General Election, a lacklustre Black Friday and a wet autumn, shoppers
As buy now, pay later payment options continue to surge in popularity, new research finds that the majority of customers (83%) would use point of sale (POS) finance when purchasing from SME retailers.
As the countdown to Christmas begins, new research has discovered that one in five Brits have knowingly chosen fake goods, with over a third (36%) of those people purchasing more than four in the last 12 months.
Retail is the sector where UK businesses are most likely to feel exposed to a series of threats to business growth in 2020. With the demise of Mothercare, news of Sainsbury’s profits diving 90% and Marks & Spencer reporting
An online price tracking website tracked 18 of the most popular items Britons buy for their Christmas dinner across seven of the major supermarkets to determine which one is cheapest.
Sales of toy-filled advent calendars are up 5% on 2018 based on sales to 23 November, making the UK market worth £16 million per annum. In the final month in the run up to Christmas, many children – and adults
According to research commissioned by Global Payments UK&I, conducted by Censuswide, SMEs anticipate that 2020 will signal a shift in the way payments are made. Pay By Bank, whereby a payment can be made directly from a customer’s bank, is
Our fury (or scaly) friends won’t be missing out on the Christmas joy this year, with three-quarter (75%) of them set to receive their own Christmas present, according to a recent survey with pet owners from Cox and Cox.
The British high street is facing a crisis; the number of empty shops stands at a record high, with a vacancy rate of 10.3% (BRC). Footfall continues to fall as British shoppers shun the high street and shopping centres in
Over 75% of UK grocery shoppers switch, avoid or boycott brands because of environmental policies, says Kantar
Over 70% of consumers agree the response from businesses to the environmental damage being caused to our planet is ‘too little, too late’
With the dust beginning to settle on another record-breaking Black Friday, Bloomreach data suggests that consumers were eager to get their Christmas presents early this year. Based on this year’s data, Bloomreach saw UK shoppers seek to wrap up this
Forty per cent of small business owners say they have made changes to their business to make it look more appealing on social media, according to research by American Express.
Analysing the annual revenue of the UK retailers with the fastest profit growth reveals a total potential recovery of £7.232 million each year as a result of refusing cash payments.
Analysis from global consultancy AT Kearney has found that the global halal market is set to exceed $2.5 trillion for the first time in 2020, and will continue to grow to hit $3 trillion in under five years.
Millennials and Generation Z are driving digital-first future of customer experience, finds NICE inContact
NICE inContact today announced findings from its global research study exploring the impact of Millennials and Generation Z on digital-first omni-channel customer experiences. The third annual 2019 NICE inContact Customer Experience (CX) Transformation Benchmark details how understanding younger generations’ use
Sustainability, ethics and saving money are prominent themes for food and grocery shopping this Christmas, according to the latest research from research organisation IGD. Following the growing interest in sustainability and plant-based diets over the past year, the Christmas period