As manufacturers and retailers run down their ‘pre-Brexit’ stockpiles, pressure on warehouse space in the UK may appear to be tempered for the moment – although there can be little doubt that there will be another ‘cliff-edge’ event at the
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With the everyday consumer becoming more and more environmentally conscious, are fast fashion collections and seasonal lines becoming a thing of the past? Are more people turning to vintage stores and charity shops for their new buys?
The coronavirus has been in the headlines for weeks and the number of countries affected is only increasing. As Covid-19 has reached the shores of England, what should employers do to protect their staff. Below Mini Setty, a partner in
Where would you spend money 10 years ago? What do you buy today? Inevitably, over time, how we spend money – and what we buy – has changed. So, what do individuals splash their cash on these days, and how
Gift retailers use machine learning to enhance pricing teams, boost all sales KPIs, and thrive
Retailers are pushing hard to achieve a ‘frictionless’ customer experience – but in too many cases, the emphasis is on the initial interaction with the rest of the experience woefully inadequate. What is the point of embracing seamless click-through options
Commenting on whether consumer spend might ‘normalise’ now that the UK has officially left the EU, Linda Ellett, UK head of consumer markets at KPMG, said: “Now that the UK has technically left the European Union, consumers will likely be
The UK is a nation of hardcore commuters. The average worker in the UK today will spend over a year of their life commuting to and from work — and it’s taking its toll on us mentally and physically.
ParcelHero: as importers brace for coronavirus impact, should shoppers question safety of Chinese parcels?
ParcelHero says international shoppers are increasingly concerned about Wuhan packages; as new parcel restrictions and factory closures are set to impact on many imported item orders.
PPC advertising allows businesses to pay money for their ad to be shown on the Google search results pages.
As the sun sets on another Christmas trading period, sales teams and strategists ponder of what went wrong and who won out over all. Perhaps the most surprising thing was just how tough it was for the grocers. The BRC
By Simon Underwood, partner and turnaround specialist, at accountancy firm, Menzies LLP and Martin Hamilton is a senior manager and retail sector specialist at the firm
The 2020 event season kicked off with NRF’s The Big Show earlier this month. This year’s event marked an increase in attendance over last year, with more than 38,000 participants. As attendees – and most in the retail space
If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video is worth even more. In fact, nearly 90 percent of consumers rely on videos to help them decide what to buy. Landing pages that include video get high conversion rates
Unfortunately, as costly as they are, returns aren’t something that retailers can avoid, with customers wanting to return purchases for a variety of reasons.
f commerce is live retail. Here’s how it will happen at scale, by Jamil Ahmed, director and engineer at data transfer giant Solace
Our screens are filled every day with an array of adverts tempting us to spend, spend, spend – but in an era when consumers value a more personal experience, is the power of the traditional paid ad coming to an end?
The UK food industry must work together to ensure the latest plant-based and vegan products are authentic, according to food safety certification experts, Lloyd’s Register.
By Bella Bui, senior PPC manager at specialist Amazon e-commerce agency Melody, part of smp
Today’s Green Alliance report highlights how brands ditching plastic packaging and swapping to perceived ‘better alternative materials’ are potentially creating more harm to our planet. This firmly backs up the stance Belu has taken to help customers make the most
Disruption and uncertainty remain the biggest challenges facing apparel brands, retailers and their global supply chains heading into the new decade. Unpredictable and fast-moving changes to tariffs and trade, pressure to make smarter and faster decisions and demands for new
Anticipated developments in native advertising, structured data, and voice search could present huge opportunities for e-commerce brands in 2020 and beyond, according to a new trends white paper released today.
The digital marketing campaign has become an essential part of any business. More than ever, consumers turn to the online world to invest in products and services. From customer reviews to online user guides, your digital footprint needs to make
By Hilary Rundle, director at Bis Henderson Recruitment
2019 was the year when the wine industry collectively noted the decline in consumption and started to set the wheels in motion to counteract this negative trend.