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The home appliances sector accelerated in 2016, as global shipments grew by 4% to 247 million refrigeration and laundry units according to the latest ‘Worldwide Home Appliance Market Report’ published by Futuresource Consulting. Continued volume growth is expected over the
Retail sales volumes grew at a steady pace in the year to March, and slightly faster than expected, according to the CBI’s latest monthly Distributive Trades Survey.
The survey of 116 firms, consisting of 65 retailers, showed that growth in the
Splashing out on mums is set to push spending this Mothe's Day weekend to a record high, according to data from Halifax.
In recent years, card spend over the weekend of Mother's Day (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) has grown from £69.6
Mindtree, a global digital transformation and technology services company, has released the findings of a study on how rapidly evolving digital trends like social media, mobile applications and automation are reshaping the way retailers engage with customers. Titled “Sixth Sense
New research commissioned on behalf of UK Coffee Week has found that Brits’ love of lattes is on the increase with 3.4 new coffee shops opening daily across the nation. This growth sees the coffee shop industry pouring £8.9bn into
The UK has taken the top spot as the most popular destination for retailers looking to expand their store presence in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) in 2017. 65% of retailers surveyed cited the UK as their target
While shopper use of tech for discounts, coupons and offers has been on the increase as technology has evolved in recent years, new research from IGD highlights it is not just saving money that shoppers are interested in when it
Between them, fresh food and confectionery/snacks accounted for 61% of the growth in the grocery market across Western Europe last year, according to Nielsen retail performance data released today.
Consumers spent €4.3 billion more on fast-moving consumer goods (FMCGs) at grocery
Not only do today’s shoppers expect a great service experience, they want it to be integrated and harmonised across channels. According to recent research by Manhattan Associates, two thirds of shoppers say they expect a consistent cross-channel shopping experience, yet
Footfall in February was 1.0 % down on a year ago, the sixth consecutive month of decline, according to the latest Springboard figures.
High street footfall rose 0.1% in February on the previous year’s rate of -2.9%, after a decline of
New global research from Avanade and EKN Research shows that stores are expected to fulfill very different roles in 2020 and beyond, as retailers expect new, distinct store formats to take hold. As a result, significant shifts are required in
A new study released today by Viant, a Time Inc. people-based advertising technology company,reveals new insights into the profile, purchase habits and behaviour of major car brand owners. The report analyses two million UK auto shoppers with a focus on
Today, global analyst firm, CCS Insight has updated its smart wearables forecast. This includes a comprehensive update on the outlook for the smartwatch market, estimating that 43 million smartwatches will be shipped in 2017, with sales doubling over the next
The retail industry has faced many challenges over the last 20 years but rising cost pressure, lower pricing power and the need to invest in digital transformation will test retailers’ mettle in 2017, according to Deloitte, the business advisory firm.
Eight out of 10 marketers rank point of sale as the most influential marketing channel for influencing shopper purchasing decisions, ahead of traditional channels such as TV, radio and press advertising. This shows the ongoing importance of physical stores, despite
With many high-street retailers left reeling from the significant increases in business rates confirmed in last week’s Budget and UK consumers tightening their belts as inflation bites, new research reveals that the average retailer is wasting almost £90,000 a year
Only 40% of UK shoppers think their favourite retailers provide a good or great customer experience, and accurately anticipate their needs – new research launched today reveals.
The research, commissioned by data-driven marketing technology company Zeta Global, asked over 3,000 UK
Online reviews help us decide where/what to eat, to watch, to buy, to sell. They became an integral part of who we are as a consumer and a business owner. This Infographic from Website Builder.org shows how consumers read and
Visa’s Consumer Spending Index for February, launched today, shows February consumer spending picked up in momentum. Compiled by Markit, the Index is distinct from Visa’s business performance and reflects overall consumer spending, not just that on cards.
For the first time Dunnes Stores has held its position as Ireland’s largest grocer for two consecutive months. This is according to the latest supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland, published today for the 12 weeks ending 26 February 2017.
UK parents strongly believe bathtime is an important bonding experience for children (97%), with 62% regarding it as invaluable. However, new survey findings from Panasonic and Netmums reveal that nearly four out of five parents admit to finding it a stressful experience (78%).
Strategic digital and multichannel consultancy Practicology has announced the results of the ranking in its first Omnichannel Customer Experience Report. The report identifies how well the non-food retailers support customers who are using a combination of stores, mobile and the
The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, published today for the 12 weeks ending 26 February 2017, show supermarket sales grew at their fastest rate since June 2014 – up by 2.3% compared to the same time last
After a period in which the UK supermarket property investment market reflected the problems of the sector’s major operators, it has now recovered some ground and is proving increasingly popular with investors.
The latest Colliers International and MSCI UK Supermarket
Dreams, the UK’s number one specialist bed retailer, has reported a 136% rise in pre-tax profits to £32m for the 52 weeks to 24 December 2016. Sales rose 20% to £280m and by 14.1% on a like-for-like basis. E-commerce sales