MasterCard SpendingPulse data today revealed that UK retail sales ended the year on a healthy note as spending continued to grow 2.1% in the critical nine weeks to Christmas, versus 2.2% for the full year.
UK retail is papering over the cracks of a disappointing Christmas, says Knight Frank’s head of retail research
Stephen Springham, head of Knight Frank retail research, questions the merits of retailers' Christmas trading statements for providing an insight on profitability
Sixty-three per cent of shoppers in Great Britain bought items for themselves on Black Friday, 30% did this whilst buying Christmas gifts for others, according to YouGov online research commissioned by commerce agency Ampersand. A third only bought items for
Consumer spending falls to 18-month low ahead of Black Friday, before shoppers rush online to take advantage of discounts, Barclaycard finds
Consumers chose to shop online rather than brave the crowds on Black Friday, according to data from Barclaycard, which processes nearly half of all UK card transactions. Online spending rocketed compared to the same time last year, seeing an uplift
Predictions of slower momentum in Black Friday sales have been confirmed as MasterCard SpendingPulse data shows that growth of UK retail sales for the day dropped from 23.6% in 2014 to just 8.7% this year.
Experian-IMRG have now released actual online spend figures of £1.1bn for Black Friday. This is a 36% increase on 2014.
Game, BHS and Topshop enjoy biggest footfall increases on Black Friday, Wi-Fi provider Devicescape reports
Electronics retailer Game, department store BHS and fashion retailer Topshop enjoyed some of the biggest increases in footfall on Black Friday, according to smartphone connection data analysed by Wi-Fi platform provider Devicescape.
Traffic to the major UK online retail sites saw a year-on year decrease by almost 11% compared to Black Friday last year, according to findings from global leader in digital analytics, SimilarWeb.
Royal Mail has confirmed the top 10 towns and cities where the most online shopping took place on Black Friday 2015, Friday 27 November 2015.
As a result of Black Friday, 22m parcels (worth over £1bn) will be home delivered over the next week. A staggering 2.2m of these potential Christmas presents will not arrive when the retailer promises. During the Christmas period, 17m parcels
Personally, I doubt whether retailers will have either the time or inclination to read the advice about Black Friday that's being heaped upon them from every quarter. Surely, there's a more productive way to channel these insights and analytics into
Smart technology can enhance the retail experience and reduce chaos on days like Black Friday, says Digital Reality
Ricky Cooper, VP EMEA & APAC, Digital Realty, believes smart technologies can be provide a boost to Black Friday sales events and help to mitigate chaos Last year shoppers in the UK spent £810m on Black Friday. Predictions are that the
Black Friday deals spell the death of January sales as we know them, warns Elizabetta Camilleri, London Business School MBA graduate and founder of SalesGossip. Retailers who are late to the party will face a bleak January.
Voucherbox.co.uk: fewer than one in 10 shoppers to hit high as Black Friday bargain hunters shop online
A survey of UK shoppers has found that only 6.5% of people intend to spend their money on the high street on the last payday weekend before Christmas, with the majority looking to focus their bargain hunting online on Black
Stephen Springham, head of retail research, Knight Frank, claims Black Friday is really just a glorified promotion day
Britons’ fondness for a bargain will drive this year’s Black Friday weekend to new heights, but MasterCard SpendingPulse analysis of UK retail sales shows momentum slowing for the promotional shopping weekend and sales growth halving from 13% in 2014 to
Black Friday 2015 will see nearly £1.9bn of sales rung up in UK shops and online, but a study from Worldpay’s Insight Services team suggests the bargain frenzy may be built on a ‘false economy’ which could see some retailers
Liam McElroy, managing director of retail at Wincanton, considers the implications for Black Friday in the UK Black Friday is back. And this time everyone knows what's coming. Launched in the UK just five years ago, it is thought the
London’s West End prepares for the £100m Friday – with £200m expected to be spent across ‘Black Friday’ weekend
Retailers across London’s West End are preparing for a Black Friday rush which is set to see nearly £100m spent in the area in just 24 hours. The day is expected to be the biggest trading day so far in
E-commerce software provider Ve dissects Cyber weekend data from 2014 to see what’s in store for this year
Black Friday famously overtook Cyber Monday last year as the UK’s top online shopping day event. But is this trend true for the other global players when it comes to e-commerce? And on a granular level, what were the abandonment
Carvaka Sex Toys explores the impact of Black Friday and Cyber Monday on UK retail in new infographic
UK -based online retailer Carvaka Sex Toys has created an infographic to illustrate the retail phenomena that are Black Friday and Cyber Monday. While originating in the US, these events are now firmly embedded in the UK retail sector and
Brits expected to spend £1.9bn as Black Friday kicks off first major weekend of Christmas shopping, Visa Europe reports
£1.9bn will be spent on Visa cards on Friday 27 November – Black Friday – making it the biggest day for spending on this day in history. This year’s event will be driven primarily by the growth in e-commerce, as
New research by Rocket Fuel, a marketing technology firm that harnesses the power of artificial intelligence, finds that nearly twice as many UK men (45%) will definitely spend money on Black Friday and Cyber Monday than women (28%).
The Black Friday weekend deals bonanza is set to leave the January sales facing a frosty reception, according to a retail expert from London Business School.
Retailers could miss out on Black Friday sales opportunities, multi-channel specialist One iota warns
As final preparations for Black Friday get underway, Damian Hanson, CEO of leading multi-channel retail technology specialist One iota, is warning that retailers risk missing out on huge sales opportunities if they fail to provide customers with a fully connected