It’s no secret that the retail landscape has drastically changed, and amount of challenges the industry faces has increased. 2017 saw UK consumer spending slow to its lowest level in five years, highlighting that retailers are all vying for a
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Local fashion retailers will be celebrating London Fashion Week for more than its design inspiration, after seeing sales on Saturday jump by 68% compared to the previous month, and increase by 24% over the week compared to Fashion Week last year.
Today’s retail environment is more complex than ever, given the rise of e-commerce and a rediscovery of the age-old truth that “the customer is king.” As retailers across the globe struggle with demands for both personalization and convenience, balanced with
SAP today announced plans to enhance the SAP Marketing Cloud solution, introducing new “smart” capabilities to help companies focus on the best sales leads and increase customer retention.
2018 Prophet Brand Relevance Index finds four UK retailers in top 50 list of most relevant brands to UK consumers
Global brand and marketing consultancy Prophet announced the results of the fourth Prophet Brand Relevance Index (BRI), a ranking of the most relevant brands in consumers' lives today. Amazon #8, Ikea #28, John Lewis #32 and eBay #45 all represented
he international parcel delivery specialist ParcelHero says every year hundreds of British traders are going bust as they can’t compete with ultra-cheap Chinese imports, whose postal costs are subsidised by the UK and US postal services, thanks to secret rates
New research published by Textlocal, one of the UK’s leading SMS marketing platforms, highlights how a third of respondents feel that they are dependent on their smartphones and that 80% now use their mobiles for shopping, with one in five
Manhattan Associates Inc today announced that it has been named a Strong Performer in The Forrester Wave: Point of Service (POS), Q3 2018 report by Forrester Research. The new research, which evaluated 13 vendors across 25 criteria in the areas of
Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become a fixture in the British shopping calendar, and with this year’s shopping events expected to be bigger than ever before, many retailers are counting on them to help boost their flagging fortunes. However, with just
What does the store of the future look like? ECOVACS ROBOTICS, the specialist for innovative household robots, will implement loadbee technology at IFA 2018 (Booth 103, Hall 5.1) to demonstrate how online and offline platforms seamlessly combine to create a
The boom in UK breweries – which bubbled over the 2,000 mark in 2017 – means that a beer drinker’s ‘locals’ are as likely to refer to beers as pubs, with millions now opting for reduced ‘hop miles’ when they
Motista, the pioneer of predictive emotional connection intelligence solutions, today released new data comparing the emotional connection rankings of 50 of the top brands in the U.S. In its report, “Ranking Emotional Connection: A Look at 50 of the Top
The cost to ditch the surf, and hit the turf is £366, according to a survey of more than 2,000 consumers in the UK.
The parcel delivery comparison site ParcelHero says today’s Government announcement that it has appointed a panel of eight retail gurus to ‘diagnose the issues that affect the health of our High Streets’ may be too little, too late.
Click & Collect solutions have become a staple for omnichannel retailers, but many are still failing to optimise these offerings and are therefore missing out on improved customer interactions, according to the latest research from customer journey experts, Qmatic.
People in the UK and USA are the most prolific online shoppers, compared to consumers in Europe and Australia.
Nationwide Building Society is the world’s largest building society and is amongst the UK’s top three mortgages and savings providers. It is also a major provider of current accounts, credit cards ISAs and personal loans. Nationwide has around 15 million
Retail footfall has dipped for the seventh month in a row in June, with overall footfall having slipped by 0.9% year-on-year, according to the latest figures published today by the British Retail Consortium and Springboard. Shopping centres saw a fall
London based fashion technology startup platform, RangeRoom, has just secured investment from newly formed Kamani Capital fund, from the family behind successful online retailer Boohoo. CEO of the Kamani Capital fund, Adam Kamani, is also co-founder of Pretty Little Thing.
At an event held today at the London School of Economics (LSE), pan-European dairy cooperative Arla Foods will warn that if the findings of a LSE report prove true, non-tariff barriers to trade and restricted access to labour after Brexit
Online retailers across the UK have noticed a surge in traffic after dark, with night time visitors increasing by 26%, and a general lift in purchases of 17% on average, according to a new survey investigating the impact of the
Amazon has stepped up its war for the living room this Prime Day. In its mission to put an Amazon sales assistant in every home, we have already seen heavy discounts across its Echo range.
The UK’s biggest grocery retailers are significantly reducing their product ranges to compete with discounter challengers, according to new research.
Joint research by Clicktale and researchers from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania has uncovered the existence of a distinct psychology prompted by the use of smartphones – a ‘mobile mindset’. This unique emotional and cognitive mindset is
Over a fifth of Brits (22%) plan to watch the World Cup final on their smartphones and tablet computers this Sunday. That’s according to new research from Experience Analytics firm Clicktale, which examines the types of content that most appeal to