The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has today published analysis showing that in the first quarter of 2019 food and drink exports increased by 10.7% (y-o-y) to £5.8bn, almost twice the growth rate of Q1 2018 (+6.3%) and the biggest
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Digital technologies are revolutionising the way the food and consumer goods industry operates and online sales are forecast to grow 163% by 2023 across major markets, according to a new report from research organisation IGD, in association with The Consumer Goods Forum.
New research conducted by dunnhumby media, part of dunnhumby, the global leader in Customer Data Science, has unveiled an unrealised potential worth £1.7bn for UK retailers - and around £100 million for each of the three largest grocery retailers in
The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated today issued a global survey of 3,400 members of Generation Z1 across 12 countries that found contradictory revelations from the newest segment of the workforce.
International shopper confidence is restored across Europe a year on from terror-related sales slump
Retail sales to international shoppers in Europe grew by a healthy 11% in April following a torrid period a year earlier. The latest sales figures mark a 19-percentage-point improvement on April 2018’s 8% sales dip – a period that followed
Better clothing designs for men, more styling options and an improved shopping experience are all helping to drive men’s fashion sales, according to research from the Fashion Retail Academy.
Having a go at home improvements may be more costly than we think, according to a recent study by construction supplier Burton Roofing.
New data released today by Adyen, the payments platform of choice for many of the world’s leading companies, has revealed that flawed customer experiences cost British retailers up to £102 billion in lost sales each year.
Easter fails to provide boost for subdued online retail sales, IMRG Capgemini eRetail Sales Index finds
After a disappointing first quarter, Easter failed to deliver a boost to online retail sales, with April recording sales growth of just +5.2% Year-on-Year (YoY), according to the latest IMRG Capgemini eRetail Sales Index. This compares poorly to a very
Marketing to men, retailers? Research shows the risks of sticking with old-fashioned male stereotypes
New research has shown that British retailers need to rethink how they market to men: many old-fashioned, dated and perhaps toxic views of masculinity are still prevalent among UK males, thanks in part to the stereotypes seen in advertising, particularly
Retailers launching a new range or collection are being encouraged to focus on experiential marketing activations, as new research reveals that nearly three out of four (73%) of people in the UK and US are more likely to purchase a
Gift cards are playing a growing role in driving customer loyalty and engagement, according to the latest research published by the UK Gift Card & Voucher Association (UKGCVA).
Retailers providing free delivery for online purchases do not seem to experience an increase in the number of items returned according to a UK wide study of online shopping behaviour by Whistl, the leading delivery management company.
73% of UK shoppers would spend more time and money in stores that offer up experiences, research from RetailEXPO reveals
Mixed use retail, which offers up a blend of experience-led leisure activities and transactional shopping, is key to enhancing customer experience and driving business performance in the era of new retail, the latest report from RetailEXPO reveals.
Nearly three-quarters (70%) of SME owners in the retail sector are concerned that multinationals and other large corporates ‘have too much say’ over the future viability of their business, according to research compiled by accountancy firm, Menzies LLP.
New research from Yext into the ‘Hungry Searcher’ reveals how important third-party platforms have become in determining where consumers choose to dine, with 27% of consumers looking for a table ‘on-the-go’.
According to the latest survey from Periscope By McKinsey, which offers a suite of Marketing & Sales Analytics Solutions to help companies achieve sustainable revenue growth, consumers both value and respond to personalization—when it’s done right. But they won’t
The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar show total year-on-year sales increased by 2.0% during the 12 weeks to 21 April 2019. Bolstered by a record-breaking £2.5 billion spent during the Easter week, this is the fastest rate
As the Home Office prepares to audit in scope[ UK companies’ modern slavery statements, 87% of the 24 FTSE 100 companies who have reported in 2019 have demonstrated year-on-year improvements while three of the FTSE 100 have yet to ever
The UK retail industry suffered from an average of 1,035 reported incidents of shoplifting every dayin 2018, according to the latest analysis of UK Police data by leading loss prevention solutions provider Checkpoint Systems.
Global information company The NPD Group says delivery is changing the shape of British foodservice. Delivery of food orders is the industry’s fastest-growing channel and its extensive use of technology means it is also the most innovative.There were 755m
With no repeat of last year’s Beast from the East snowstorms and a later Easter pushing back holiday spend, the online retail industry recorded growth of just +5% Year-on-Year (YoY) in March against a tough comparator last year, according to
UK consumer confidence saw modest quarterly growth of one-percentage-point (to -8%) in the first quarter of the year, according to the latest Deloitte Consumer Tracker. However, confidence is down by two-percentage-points compared to the same time last year.
Better weather has boosted footfall on the high street during the five weeks from 24 February to 30 March, according to the latest BRC-Springboard figures.
It’s safe to say the UK is a dog-loving nation. In fact, we love our pooches so much we spend a whopping £1.3 billion on them each month. But whilst we all like to think our pups are the cutest,