The UK grocery market is set to experience 2.4% growth this Christmas, with shoppers predicted to spend £21.6bn over the festive period, according to the latest forecast from research organisation IGD. With nearly half (48%) of shoppers agreeing that food and
UK retailers brace for fiercely competitive Christmas amid cautious consumer appetite, says Deloitte
UK consumers intend to spend £567 (€646) this Christmas, according to the latest findings from Deloitte’s 2018 European Christmas Survey. The research, based on responses from 9,169 consumers across 10 European countries, reveals a modest increase in expected spending in
Exactly 200 days before Christmas, leading UK toy retailer Argos has announced its highly anticipated Top Toys for 2018. The list features 13 new and exciting toys that are set to feature on every child’s wish list and which will bring
Lidl UK was the fastest growing supermarket over the Christmas period, achieving record sales for the month of December, as more customers than ever walked through the doors of its stores up and down the country. Sales across the estate were
The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, published today for the 12 weeks to 31 December 2017, show that the average household shrugged off economic worries to spend a record £1,054 on groceries over the three months including
Today, Westfield reveals 14.1 million shoppers visited Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City over the Christmas period in 2017, with an overall 1% increase on 2016.
The continued surge in online shopping will see over £2.5billion of unwanted Christmas presents returned to retailers this year, with the majority returned between mid-December (following Black Friday) to mid-January. These figures are estimated by LCP Consulting, a BearingPoint company, that works
Retailers are losing nearly 20% of their online Christmas customers to rivals, JDA/Centiro study reveals
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
‘Apples’ are new satsumas as technology becomes stocking filler of choice this Christmas, Barclaycard finds
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
60% of consumers expected to hit supermarkets for Christmas shop on 19 December, finds Tableau Software
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
Brexit bounce set to gift UK retailers bumper growth this Christmas, says Fung Global Retail & Technology report
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
Hasbro and Lego lead e-commerce race for best-selling toys and games approaching Christmas season, Profitero reports
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
Retailers must begin readying themselves for Christmas by optimising their replenishment and pricing, says Blue Yonder
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