Despite the growing popularity of online shopping, enhancing the in-store experience still presents a significant commercial opportunity for retailers, with conversion rates almost twice as high as in physical stores, according to new research from Barclaycard. The findings reveal that consumers
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The US grocery market is forecast to be worth $1,722bn by 2022, with strong growth expected in both the online and discount channels, according to new figures released today by IGD, the international grocery research organisation.
Smart home devices are shaking off their novelty image and moving mainstream to become one of the fastest growing consumer electronics categories of 2017. That’s according to a new smart home report from Futuresource Consulting, which reveals that the devices
Growth is becoming increasingly difficult for consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies, those that keep it simple stand the best chance of bucking the trend according to the latest Organic Growth Barometer from KPMG UK. KPMG’s 2017 Barometer found that the
Retailers need to act now and rethink both their organisation and workforce in order to prepare their business for changes in the retail sector, according to findings from a new Deloitte report. Retail Productivity: Shop for tomorrow’s workforce looks at the
Three in four are concerned about hacks and data breaches through connected devices, Worldpay reports
Despite ranking as one of the most IoT-ready countries globally, the UK is behind the curve when it comes to consumers embracing connected devices, research by Worldpay has revealed. According to the findings, a mere 23% of UK consumers feel comfortable
New research from global information company The NPD Group suggests Britain’s older consumers could support growth in eat-out lunch business in future years. There were 1 billion lunch visits out-of-home (OOH) by the over-50 age group for YE June 2017,
Nomad, Player and Dealer: a trio of consumer types and retail opportunities are identified in new Oracle research
Today Oracle announced the 2017 findings of global research that audited 15,607 consumers across four key regions: EMEA (France, Germany, Italy, India, Spain, Sweden, UK) NA (Canada, USA), LAD (Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico), and JAPAC (Australia, China) on their retail
Just seven per cent of SME decision makers surveyed in the retail sector invest in technology to meet peak periods, like Christmas, which could put themselves at a clear disadvantage against the online and high street giants. As today’s major retailers
Mindshare UK, part of WPP, today unveils its research report, The Future of Retail CX (Customer Experience). The Mindshare Futures report identifies A key conclusion is that the store offering will become a real point of differentiation from competitors in
Poor payments experience at the checkout is the weak link in connected customers’ omni-channel shopping experiences, causing retailers lost conversions and customer loyalty, a new report from KPS, a transformation agency, reveals.
Supermarket sales have increased by 3.6% compared with the same period last year, according to the latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks to 10 September 2017. This is the sixth consecutive month in which
The warm weather at the beginning of the summer helped propel annual cider sales above the £1 billion threshold for the first time since 2014. Sales of cider rose 5.5% year-on-year to just over £1.0 billion during the 12 months ending
Strategic digital and multichannel consultancy Practicology has published its first report examining ecommerce opportunities for digital brands in China. The report highlights the continued growth of the Chinese digital economy, and the increasing importance of Chinese consumers to the global ecommerce
A new study by Adobe and Goldsmiths into the changing nature of consumer loyalty has found that half (50%) of British consumers are loyal to brands that tailor experiences to their needs and preferences. Driven by overwhelming choice (46%) and
The amount consumers across Europe spent on everyday items, such as food, drinks and toiletries, rose by 3.7% in the second quarter of 2017 – the highest level for three years. Nielsen data on grocery retailers across 21 European countries shows
Consumer spending growth softened to 2.9 per cent year-on-year in August – below the 2017 average of 3.8 per cent – as Brits managed ‘the squeeze’ of higher inflation and subdued wage growth by shuffling their purchasing priorities. August’s figure was
The market for the sale of prestige beauty products in the UK reported an increase of £60 million in the six-month period January 2017 to end of June 2017 according to The NPD Group, a global information company. The total prestige
Dune London, one of the most influential global players in fashion footwear and accessories, has seen a 64% increase in return on investment per customer after personalising its media to real people. This has also resulted in a 33% increase in
The market for the sale of anti-pollution prestige skincare in the UK reported an increase of 30% in the six-month period January 2017 to end of June 2017 according to The NPD Group, a global information company. An emerging category
Speed and convenience top consumers’ motivations for choosing to shop in-store, directly impacting bricks-and-mortar conversions, a new report from PCMS, a global provider of unified commerce solutions, reveals. Original research in the ‘In Full Flight Embrace The Pace: Are You Running
Following the end of the August bank holiday weekend, new research released by e-commerce data expert PCA Predict (a GBG company) found that Monday was the most popular shopping day of this past weekend for UK consumers.
The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland, published today for the 12 weeks ending 13 August 2017, show that despite strong sales growth of 3.4% by Tesco, SuperValu has retained the position of Ireland’s largest grocery retailer.
The British economy is benefitting from Brits' lack of will power when it comes to piling up their baskets and straying from their shopping list, new research reveals. From adding to their wardrobe to filling up their fridge, the average person
Supermarkets are lacking imagination when presenting products to customers online, according to new research. Imaging and workflow specialist SpinMe studied how 20 of the UK's best-selling brands are displayed on the websites of Tesco, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Amazon Pantry, Iceland, Morrisons, ASDA and Ocado. The survey revealed