China presents a massive growth opportunity for British businesses but they must understand the Chinese consumer, adopt a mobile first strategy and move fast, all of the time.
Articles in category: Retail Insight
According to Amazon, last year’s Cyber Monday was the biggest shopping day event in history. It was part of a record-breaking holiday season that included Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and the weekend, i.e., the “Cyber Five.”
Pricesearcher.com the UK’s largest product shopper site surveyed 1,000 UK adults regarding Black Friday with startling revelations and mismatches between customer and retailer expectations.
Hoodies for the Homeless supports Crisis with launch of hooded jumper to benefit people living rough in London
For the season of goodwill, ‘Hoodies for the Homeless’ is supporting Crisis, the national charity for homeless people, with a limited-edition hoodie, benefiting people experiencing homelessness.
Food and Drink Federation: next UK Government must build on existing links to champion great national success story
The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has today launched its manifesto. It calls on the next UK Government to champion the nation’s food and drink sector, and support long-standing industry proposals to boost the thriving sector’s productivity.
Although the UK’s high street betting shops have suffered a period of sharp decline, it seems that online gambling is gaining an ever more sizeable share of the market. Earlier this May we saw the UK Gambling Commission release its
Professor Geoff Beattie, an internationally acclaimed psychologist, author and broadcaster, has revealed how social media is leading to an increase of serial returning and buyer’s remorse - that feeling of regret after you’ve made a purchase.
It’s 100 days to Christmas on 16 September and Santa’s sack is already filling up as 24% of Brits – equating to 13 million across the UK have started their festive shopping for 2019 according to research from American Express.
PayPoint is soon to launch the next wave of its national retailer survey, giving all independent retailers the opportunity to share their thoughts on how PayPoint is progressing and to help identify further areas for focus. This is in addition
Following today’s release of Joules FY figures for 2018/19, Emily Salter, retail analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘Lifestyle brand Joules remains a consistent outperformer and is seemingly unaffected by the downturn in UK retail due
On Saturday 13 July the Merrion Centre launched the first ever ‘Professor Humboldt’s Chamber of Time’ Museum; a unique shopping centre family attraction which will run throughout the school holidays until 1st September.
Following today’s release of Sainsbury's figures for the 16 weeks ending 29 June 2019, Thomas Brereton, retail Aanalyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘The myriad of negative growth figures covering Sainsbury’s eagerly awaited Q1 results appeared
Customer service levels have topped the list of challenges retailers are fearing the most as they head into the new financial year.
WHISHWORKS, a MuleSoft strategic partner and Big Data specialist, is pleased to announce that it has been selected by international shoe manufacturer and retailer Clarks, to help optimise supply chain operations and create a truly connected and automated environment using
JD Sports drives record profit growth by investing in internalisation and multi-channel retail, says GlobalData
Following today’s release of JD Sports FY figures for 2018/19, James Yacoub, Retail Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘FY2018/19 has proved to be another year of explosive growth for JD Sports with revenue reaching £4.7bn
Following today’s release of DFS H1 figures for FY2018/19, Matt Walton, senior retail analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘The upholstery market leader finished 2018 on a high with an impressive performance across the board; revenues
Major FMCG brands Weetabix and HiPP Organic have signed up to ecommerce analytics provider e.fundamentals to help drive sales of their products through retailers’ websites.
Scotch & Soda, a premium omni-channel fashion retailer, has boosted its incremental return on ad spend to £5.50 for every £1 invested (5.5:1), thanks to a major overhaul in its digital advertising strategy.
Fastbitcoins.com launches to allow everyday punters to buy Bitcoin with ease in physical stores – or even the back of a cab
Today, Fastbitcoins.com, a service that allows everyday people to easily and safely buy bitcoins in physical retail outlets using cash, announces its public launch. The company is founded by former, Neo & Bee Managing Director and Bitcoin industry veteran,
There’s a growing duality in today’s consumer reality. Average shoppers probably have but vague memories of a time before they bought anything online, yet they still haven’t avoided the brick-and-mortar stores altogether: E-commerce sales from 2018 reached 18% of total
Tesco's decision to close 90 serve-over, fresh food counters in its larger stores and to provide either a full or flexible counter offer at the remaining 700 trading, is not hugely surprising, according to Catherine Shuttleworth, CEO at shopper marketing agency Savvy.
Brian Elliott, founder, senior advisor and head of innovation at Periscope By McKinsey, tells us what caught his eye at NRF 2019 – The Big Show
The most politically uncertain Christmas and New Year break for decades lies before us, so as we raise a glass to the end of 2018, it’s worth looking at how our drinks lists be affected in the coming year. UK
Global retail sector technology spending will grow 3.6% to reach almost $203.6 billion in 2019, with similar growth rates for the next two years, according to the latest forecast from Gartner, Inc. Customer expectations and competition are forcing retailers to
Data released today by leading retail software provider Vend, shows that independent retail discounting levels have increased by 6% over the past two years, as market pressures continue to drive product markdowns.