More than half (58%) of retail businesses are currently losing revenue due to shortcomings with their payment gateway. And two thirds (66%) of payments professionals within these retailers report that they are coming under increasing pressure from senior leaders
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Shopper marketing activity must be strategic to optimise return from Britons’ love of summer BBQs, says Bridgethorne
A new study that has highlighted the extent of Britons’ love affair with a good summer barbecue reinforces the importance for brands and retailers to embrace occasion-based shopping when targeting shoppers and consumers.
Paymentsense, Europe’s largest merchant services provider, has released new findings on the waning level of consumer patience in Britain. In partnership with YouGov BrandIndex, the only daily consumer perception research service of brands, Paymentsense found that 37% of Gen Z’s
The total value of the men’s prestige grooming market in the UK was valued at £500 million in the 12 months to the end of June 2019, according to The NPD Group, an increase of £2.2 million on
The latest grocery market share figures, published today by Kantar, show year-on-year supermarket sales fell by 0.5% in the 12 weeks to 14 July 2019. This marks the first overall decline in the supermarket sector since June 2016. However,
Visitors from the Middle East continue to flock to the UK for summer spending spree on British brands
ax free shopping expert Global Blue forecasts that there will be a surge in Middle Eastern shoppers visiting the UK over the summer months, with an expected rise of 16% from July to September, continuing the strong trend. With approximately
The KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank (RTT) has determined that retail health deteriorated more than expected in the second quarter of 2019. In their qualitative and quantitative assessment of demand, margins and costs, the think tank’s members pointed to low consumer
Beano Studios kid-first consultancy, Beano for Brands, today reveals what kids want for Christmas 2019.
Brits are at risk of serious illnesses as new research reveals today that 78% of consumers do not understand the daily recommended levels of salt, fat and sugar consumption. The nationwide health survey by Spoon Guru, a world leader in
Being less engaged and more adept at using ad-blocking technology were the top reasons Generation Z were found as difficult to market to, and close to three quarters of businesses admitted they were focusing their efforts on targeting this generation
Research out today from Square reveals it’s not just the weather heating up this summer, but domestic tourism too, as half of Brits plan staycations in the UK this year. The report reveals that the weaker pound and the uncertainty
An independent report of 2,000 consumers commissioned by Opus Trust Communications, the multichannel communications expert, has found that traditional methods of receiving correspondence are preferred when it comes to loyalty schemes.
Accurate destination data for deliveries would cut UK carbon emissions by the equivalent of taking 56,000 cars off the road
PostTag, the destination data engine, today announced the findings from its analysis of the environmental impact of address inaccuracy on the UK’s delivery sector.
Festival commerce set to boom as merchants predict a 12% increase in revenue over the next five years
Research released today by Barclaycard into the spending habits of UK festival-goers, reveals that pop-up commerce presents a growing opportunity for businesses, with those selling at live events benefiting from increased revenue, improved customer engagement and longer lasting loyalty.
Online grocery in Asia is developing at a rapid pace, with the market set to grow from its current value of US$99bn to US$295bn by 2023, according to the latest forecasts from international researcher IGD Asia.
Summer may have been late to arrive to Ireland, but new figures from Kantar show that the grocery market has remained buoyant in the face of inclement weather, up by 4.6% for the 12 weeks to 16 June 2019.
Despite clear differences in expectations among shoppers of different generations, almost half of retailers (44 percent) have made no progress in tailoring the in-store shopping experience according to a recent study conducted by Oracle NetSuite, Wakefield Research and The Retail
Retailers with large supply chains are struggling to digitise interaction with their suppliers despite huge desire to do so, according to a new study.
Bakeries compete for bigger slice of £22.5bn food-to-go market and get into click & collect and delivery
Global information company The NPD Group says data from its new Bakery Trends Tracker report show bakery outlets have over the past year (YE April 2019) seen the strongest growth in on-premise business among major British quick-service restaurant (QSR) channels,
SMEs are flourishing in the UK, according to a study published by GS1 UK, the standards body that licenses barcodes in Britain.
After disappointing weather and no Royal Weddings in the social calendar, May continued the discouraging 2019 trend of below-average sales growth, with just +1.9% Year-on-Year (YoY), according to the latest IMRG Capgemini eRetail Sales Index. When compared to this time
To coincide with the imminent launch of the Wizards Unite app game, latest analysis by The NPD Group reveals that one Harry Potter toy is sold every five minutes in the UK, making it second only to Star Wars in
A recent study of UK consumers, conducted by automotive retailer Peter Vardy, found that over a quarter of Brits would be happy to buy a car online, having never seen the vehicle in person.
Footfall declined by 3.5% in May, compared to the same point last year when it declined by 0.4%, according to the latest BRC/Springboard retail footfall figures.
The first quarter of 2019 saw leisure spending off to a good start, up two percentage points from Q1 2018, according to Deloitte’s latest Leisure Consumer report. The quarterly survey of 3,000 UK adults found that consumers continue to seek