Stock availability issues and unsuitable delivery times have resulted in nearly a fifth (19%) of online Christmas shoppers using an alternative retailer, according to the third annual JDA/Centiro Christmas Customer Pulse report (conducted online by YouGov). As many as 12%
Nisa Retail, the delivered wholesaler and convenience retail specialist, is pleased to announce a positive Christmas trading period for the 10 weeks to 1 January 2017.
Are we seeing the first year when children will be sending emails to Father Christmas instead of letters? Perhaps not, but as the Christmas shopping season gets into full swing, consumers are turning ever more towards a digital future to
Expensive technology is contributing to a rise in the value of the average Christmas stocking, with items such as smartphones, tablets, action cameras and fitness bands easing out traditional chocolate coins and satsumas as the go-to stocking fillers.
Research by Barclaycard,
The UK grocery market is set to experience 1.2% growth over the Christmas period, with shoppers spending £20.6bn, according to forecast figures from IGD.
Joanne Denney-Finch, chief executive of IGD, said: “Although our forecast indicates relatively modest growth, with overall prices
Forty nine per cent of all perfume sales in the UK happen in November and December, making it a top pick at Christmas.
But what motivates Brits to buy scents at Christmas? MBNA’s research into what makes the perfume industry smell
On average, UK shoppers will conduct their Christmas grocery shopping on Monday 19 December this year, according to findings released by Tableau Software, a global leader in visual analytics software. The study also shows that a staggering majority (88%) of
UK retailers could enjoy strong festive sales this Christmas, with 85% of consumers likely to spend the same or more compared with last year, according to Accenture’s annual holiday shopping survey.
By Henri Seroux, SVP EMEA at Manhattan Associates
The impending Christmas break signals a host of seasonal staples, among them retail promotions and sweet desserts. While these might not initially seem related, they actually share many commonalities. Just like sugary treats,
Spar brand is bringing extra fizz to its Christmas offering in 2016, with the launch of new Spar Prosecco Speciale, alongside its fantastic seasonal alcohol range including award-winning wines and spirits.
With an RRP of £9, the new premium sparkling wine
Despite initial fears that the UK’s vote to leave the European Union (EU) would damage consumer confidence, Brits have continued shopping and spending. This “Brexit bounce” is set to gift UK retailers bumper growth this Christmas, according to the latest
In the run-up to the vital Christmas and holiday season, Hasbro has overtaken Lego to become the leading brand in the Amazon UK best-selling toys & games category, according to research from global ecommerce analytics firm Profitero.
Hasbro now has more
Have Christmas all wrapped up at the UK’s biggest high-end Christmas shopping event. The Spirit of Christmas Fair returns to Olympia London for its 16th year this 31 October – 6 November 2016.
The Fair brings together some of the
Blue Yonder, the leading provider of cloud-based predictive applications for retail, is today advising retailers to prepare for Christmas by speeding up their decision-making in the supply chain to ensure stock availability. Optimising replenishment and pricing to meet customer expectations
Today, Thursday 16 June 2016, the UK’s leading toy retailer, Argos, reveals its predictions for the toys destined for stardom on children’s wish lists this Christmas.
Christmas supermarket sale success can be correlated to an increase in two categories of Twitter followers, according to new research from Starcount, the predictive insight company.
After analysing the followers of seven major supermarkets, including Aldi, Asda, Marks & Spencer, Morrisons,
Christmas 2015 was a digital one for UK retailers, according to the BRC-Google Online Retail Monitor for Q4 2015.
Helen Dickinson, chief executive, British Retail Consortium, said: “The final quarter of the year was very much a digital one. The internet
Stephen Springham, partner in commercial research, suggests Christmas was a non-event for UK retailers
The expected has now been officially confirmed – the UK retail sector did not have a good Christmas.
Recent reporting and general newsflow from many (but not
Virgin Wines reports it has proved consumer confidence in buying wine online is stronger than ever – the wine retailer reaped the rewards of the exponential rise in online shopping with its strongest Christmas on record.
Virgin Wines saw strong performances
Nisa has reported a significant improvement in profitability over the 10 week Christmas trading period to 3 January 2016. Profit for the period was £520,000, compared to a loss of £2.4m in 2014. The festive period also saw Nisa produce
Northwest food and drink retailer Booths delivered resilient Christmas sales. Overall sales were up +5.9% with like-for-like sales down -1.4% over the Christmas trading period*, the retailer reports. Sales held up well against the backdrop of a challenging retail market
Finsbury Food Group, a leading UK speciality bakery manufacturer of cake, bread and morning goods for both the retail and foodservice channels, has reported on a strong trading performance throughout the Christmas period.
Total company sales revenues grew to £156.6m, an
UK retailers saw bumper online sales over the Christmas trading period but experienced more challenging conditions on the high street, according to analyses from payments processing company Worldpay.
Electronics retailers emerged strongest from the Christmas period seeing an overall 3%
The latest figures from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index have revealed that online retail sales recorded a solid 11% Year-on-Year increase in 2015, equating to approximately £114bn spent online. The annual performance is slightly under IMRG and Capgemini’s 2015
Hermes, the consumer delivery specialist, has confirmed that it enjoyed its busiest and most efficient peak season to date. Throughout December the delivery firm processed 30.3 million parcels, representing a 24% increase on the previous year.
The record-breaking peak season followed