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January 2nd is being dubbed ‘Wing Back Wednesday’ as thousands of unwanted gifts are sent back to stores. Many Brits use the first day back in reality after Christmas to return items - and last year the parcel comparison
New research has shown that large numbers of employees and businesses in the retail industry still know nothing about the Apprenticeship Levy suggesting that the entire sector is simply not grasping the opportunities of the new training initiative.
On Wednesday 2 January 2019 – Takeback Wednesday – returns of online purchases are predicted to increase by 80 per cent compared to the average number of return parcels per day in December, according to Royal Mail. Takeback Wednesday is
Christmas might be over for another year, but research from American Express reveals that Brits just can’t get enough of the festive season as it tops the chart as the biggest expenditure of the year for UK shoppers. Over the
When it comes to the magical time of Christmas, kids across the UK are in for a treat with their presents. New research from American Express has found UK adults buying gifts for children will spend on average £140. The
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but a large proportion of the UK population might not be quite so jolly this Christmas. That’s according to new research from the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), which found that 34
UK consumers are benefiting from record levels of pre-Christmas discounting in 2018, according to analysis of more than 800,000 products by Deloitte.
At first sight a very marginal drop in footfall of just -0.1% last week appears to be good news for retail destinations in what is coming up to the peak of the Christmas trading period. However, it is critical to
Brits will undoubtedly splash the cash this Christmas, but poor decision making and impulse buys will leave a whole host of presents going to waste at major national expense.
UK shopper traffic is expected to rise by 20% on the daily average on Frenzied Friday (21 December), according to global retail intelligence specialist, ShopperTrak.
Dunnes Stores has claimed pole position as Ireland’s leading retailer for the third consecutive period, boasting a market share of 22.4% in the 12 weeks to 2 December 2018. The latest grocery market figures from Kantar Worldpanel show the
According to new research by PwC, 74% of high street stores and 79% of online retailers offered some kind of sale or promotion over the Black Friday weekend, figures broadly similar to last year, compared with 36% and 72% respectively
Paul Hinds, senior vice president of international retail solutions, IRI:
1.) It’s not loyalty, but impactful customer engagement that retailers need to focus on
Loyalty programmes remain an important component of the
The leading 20 global grocery markets are set to generate an additional US$1.9tr in sales, growing by 28% between 2018 and 2023, new forecasts from global research organisation IGD predict.
Shopping activity among Asia-Pacific (APAC) visitors to Europe weakened in the third quarter as currency pressures across the region diminished the spending power of APAC tourists – usually some of the highest international spenders.
The number of FTSE 100 company bosses approaching retirement age has doubled in the past 20 years, according to research conducted by retirement specialist Responsible Life.
Unique findings from the Naked Wines 10 Year Anniversary data reveal Britain’s Top 10 most popular grapes and predicts the stars of the future.
The key findings from a store of digital wine data collected over 10 years from one of
Whilst footfall is rising from week to week in the run up to Christmas, increasing by +3.1% last week from the week before, it is significantly reduced from last year with an annual decline of -4.5%. In high streets and
The UK grocery market is set to experience 2.4% growth this Christmas, with shoppers predicted to spend £21.6bn over the festive period, according to the latest forecast from research organisation IGD.
With nearly half (48%) of shoppers agreeing that food and
UK customers spent £1.2 billion last Christmas on gifts that failed to arrive on time. One in 10 (11%) of UK customers received their Christmas deliveries more than two weeks late last year, according to new research from The Institute
Today, research from payments platform Laybuy reveals the damaging costs incurred from sky high customer returns in the UK retail sector at Christmas.
New research from Laybuy reveals that in the Christmas period of 2017, retailers lost on average a staggering
With Black Friday and Cyber Monday done for another year, both retailers and shoppers have well and truly turned their attention to the festive season. New Christmas trading analysis from PwC shows UK shoppers are preparing to spend an average
The “Baby Boomer” generation, those aged 55-74, are more likely to shop with companies that actively remove plastics from products, according to new research from Accenture Strategy.
The annual Global Consumer Pulse Research surveyed more than 2,000 UK consumers about their
More consumers are choosing to buy clothes and footwear online rather than in store and according to new research from Forrester, this trend is set to continue as the marketplace adjusts to consumer demands and technology. By 2022 the number
Global information company The NPD Group has identified five new trends that will shape Britain’s £56 billion out-of-home (OOH) foodservice industry in 2019.