British consumers are displaying a strengthening sense of optimism about their financial wellbeing, with 34% of Brits saying they are financially better off today than five years ago, according to a new study by global measurement company, Nielsen.
Analysis of the UK’s top 250 retailers has found a 19% year-on-year increase in the number of brands offering the option to pay in international currency.
Warehouse management specialist, Synergy Logistics, is benefitting from the “Brexit effect” as it posts record sales for 2018. Uncertainty over international trade when Britain leaves the EU has seen retailers stockpiling goods, fuelling an increase in demand for Synergy’s Warehouse Management
This weekend EU leaders will meet to discuss the UK’s final Brexit terms as headlines continue to ricochet between high anticipation and dashed hopes of a deal. The prospect of high import tariffs, labour shortages and a bonfire of regulations
As Brexit approaches, e-commerce pricing specialist Competitor Monitor has urged retailers to prepare themselves so that they have a happy Christmas – the last before the UK is due to leave the EU in 2019. An analysis of e-commerce retailers’ Brexit
Brexit technical notices offer no further clarity to food and farming businesses, says Soil Association
Brexit presents an unprecedented challenge to the food and farming sector, with the risks and uncertainty already affecting businesses. Chris Atkinson, Soil Association head of standards, said: “Frictionless trade with the EU is critically important for the food and farming sector. It’s
Government’s no-deal Brexit advice papers ‘are the equivalent of “duck and cover” nuclear warnings’, says EU shipping expert
The Government's Technical Notices outlining how businesses and consumers should react to a hard Brexit are as reassuring as nuclear attack advice to shelter under a table, says ParcelHero. The parcel delivery expert ParcelHero says today’s Government Technical Notices’ advising what
Fears over Brexit appear to be increasing businesses’ perception of the risks in their supply chain, despite evidence suggesting many have taken steps to ready themselves for a post-Brexit environment, a new report has found. The Q2 2018 Global Supply Chain
Today, Wincanton, the largest British logistics company, announced that it is working with PwC’s supply chain advisory practice, to help the UK’s core retail, consumer and infrastructure suppliers take advantage of the opportunities, as well as risks associated with Brexit.
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
Brexit, the weather and online shopping: how Britain’s favourite conversations are shaping supply chains
Volatility has been the enemy of logistics and supply chain professionals in the UK and the current environment doesn’t show any signs of getting any easier. The two favourite topics in British conversation have been dominating issues around the supply
With the Brexit transition completing at the end of 2020, the UK will need to negotiate new terms for €5.5 billion (£4.8 billion) worth of food and drink products with the EU and third countries, according to insights from Informa’s
Frank Woods, retail specialist at commercial insurer NFU Mutual, said: “Some retailers are already fighting to survive against business rates, changing buying habits, affordable wage levels – the list goes on and the market environment is at its toughest ever,
DF) and the National Association of British and Irish Flour Millers (NABIM) from Global Counsel has revealed that the UK’s food and drink manufacturing sector could face a hidden ‘hard Brexit’ once the UK leaves the EU as a result
With Brexit negotiations set to continue until 2019, data driven scheduling company Rotageek reveals 58% of British retailers believe Brexit will negatively impact their access to labour. The knock-on effects look set to hit employees, with 56% of retailers saying
One year after Brexit referendum, British foodservice industry shows early signs of slowing down, NPD Group reveals
According to new research from global information company The NPD Group, the British Out of Home (OOH) foodservice market has slowed since the June 2016 Brexit referendum result. While visits after the referendum (10-month period July 2016 to April 2017)
As we reach General Election day, a third (32%) of UK retailers have said that Brexit remains their biggest concern for the 12 months ahead. When asked why, difficulties remaining competitive in their market was the main reason given, closely
Retailers are worried about the future supply of their workforce in the UK, according to new research which finds that almost two thirds (61%) think it will be more difficult to recruit the best talent following the UK’s decision to
Responding to the Prime Minister’s statement on the triggering of Article 50 today, Helen Dickinson, chief executive of the BRC said: "Ensuring that consumers continue to enjoy great quality, choice and value on goods depends on a continuation of tariff-free trade
Intelligence Node’s Sanjeev Sularia predicts the major technology changes that will hit the retail sector over the next few turbulent months
The EU referendum votes of some supermarket shoppers have been revealed, along with their festive shopping behaviour, in a survey conducted by Valassis Limited, the UK’s largest coupon and voucher services provider. Over half of Co-op shoppers (56%) voted to Remain,
Salmon, the global e-commerce consultancy in charge of online operations of some of the UK’s largest retail clients, has released some stats during the busy peak trading period of Black Friday week. Salmon predicted a lengthening of online purchases beyond just
The market for the sale of prestige beauty products reported impressive growth post-Brexit, according to the NPD Group Inc., a global information company. Sales of prestige beauty products grew twice as fast, at 6% in the three months following the
Sage Pay has released UK data predicting an increase in Black Friday transactions and transaction values from the same period last year. This is despite a turbulent retail environment following Brexit.
Overall shop prices reported deflation of 1.7% in October from the 1.8% decline in September, according to the latest BRC/Nielsen Shop Price Index. This is slightly behind the 3-month average of -1.8%. Non-food deflation remained unchanged at 2.1% for the second