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
The UK’s beleaguered supermarkets received a welcome Christmas present as consumers spent £3.3bn during the week ending Boxing Day – 8% more than in the same period a year ago – according to global information and insights company Nielsen.
The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, published today for the 12 weeks ending 3 January 2016, showed no Christmas uplift for the British grocery market as sales fell by 0.2% on last year thanks to continuing price deflation.
Grocery (food and drink) value sales in UK supermarkets over the full six-week Christmas trading period (to 2 January) were -0.6% lower than in 2014, according to data just released by global insight leader IRI. This performance was stronger than
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.
Supermarket FMCG sales reached £3.bn during a busy Christmas week (ending 26 December), an increase of 7.4% in value compared with 2014, according to the latest retail data from global insight leader IRI. Food sales totalled £2.3bn (+8.8%) while non-food
Up to 10% of all refunds for the year will hit UK retailers between Boxing Day and late January, according to a returns specialist.
Vicky Brock, CEO of Clear Returns, a retail returns specialist, warns: "With consumers increasingly buying first and
As sales become more global and intense, we are seeing the potential for a continuous discounting period from November right into January according to "The Never Ending Sales Period" a new report from The Economist Intelligence Unit. The report warns
Northwest food and drink retailer Booths is on track to deliver their distinctively northern Christmas to virtually every county in Britain. The retailer saw Christmas home delivery orders rise by 54% nationwide and overall orders including click and collect in
Lurpak’s digital festive campaign encourages consumers to make their festive food stand out from the usual standard turkey with sage and onion stuffing or Brussel sprouts with pancetta and surprise and delight friends and family this Christmas.
While overall supermarket sales are down, UK shoppers are spending more on Spirits in the run up to Christmas, according to the latest retail data from global insight leader IRI. Figures from IRI’s Retail Advantage, which measures major UK grocery