A record net 2,481 stores disappeared from Great Britain’s top 500 high streets in 2018. In total, 3,372 shops opened, compared to 5,833 closures. (2017 net loss: -1,772 stores), according to PwC research compiled by the Local Data Company (LDC).
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Consumer spending increased by 3.1% year-on-year in March, with growth picking up as Brits were encouraged by the milder weather.
The latest grocery market share figures published today by Kantar show that the Irish grocery market grew by 3.2% in the 12 weeks to 24 March 2019. Despite Easter falling three weeks later than last year, and the absence
Marketing managers are being encouraged to make the most of environmental packaging credentials following a Europe-wide survey of 7,000 consumers which says that three in four are influenced by media coverage of packaging waste so significantly that it has affected
New research from Fresh Relevance, the real-time personalisation platform, has revealed that retailers risk losing sales by failing to provide product ratings and review information consistently. Nearly two thirds (61%) of UK consumers base their purchase considerations on detailed reviews
In a year of change for many marketers, email remains the key strategic channel for most marketers – 91% rating it as important. Despite the challenges many felt with the incoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), most marketers (56%) feel
Nielsen announces Top 25 Breakthrough Innovations list celebrating product innovations across FMCG sector in Europe
Mondelēz International, Jacob Douwe Egberts and General Mills are top FMCG product innovators in the UK, according to a new list released today by Nielsen.
Gartner, Inc. predicts that by 2025, the top 10 global retailers by revenue will leverage contextualised real-time pricing through mobile applications to manage and adjust in-store prices for customers.
New Home Office figures, analysed by UK China Visitor Alliance (UKCVA), show that visa applications from Chinese travellers are up a staggering 177 % over the last seven years. In 2018, Britain issued over 587,000 visas to Chinese visitors, 56,000 (12%) more than in 2017.
Wren Kitchens has been rated the best retail employer to work for in the UK, according to data released by the world’s biggest job site Indeed.
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
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.