Research by Blue Yonder, the leading provider of artificial intelligence solutions for retail,has revealed that while shoppers are incentivized by discounts to make a purchase and are willing to postpone purchases to get the best prices, over half (51%) of
Over one in four people (27%) say they ‘always’ or ‘usually’ wait for sales to kick in before they shop, according to new research conducted by IMRG, the UK online retail association, and digital insights company Toluna.
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.
Discount-fever will squeeze Christmas margins, even as spending rises, The Economist Intelligence Unit reports
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
High street sales growth accelerated in the year to December, according to the CBI’s latest monthly Distributive Trades Survey, which covers the crucial run-up to Christmas.
For the fifth year in a row, consumers are enjoying bigger pre-Christmas discounts than they did in the previous year, according to analysis from Deloitte, the business advisory firm. The research includes analysis of almost two million products for sale
The International Wine Challenge seal of approval has been proven to increase wine sales for retailers following consumer testing in leading supermarket chains, according to a new study by the event’s organiser. Displaying IWC medal stickers on prize winning bottles not
UK retail sales declined by 0.4%, on a like-for-like basis from December 2013, when they had increased 0.4% on the preceding year, according to the December BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor. On a total basis, sales were up 1.0%, against a
Home furnishings company IKEA today announces a successful trading performance for the first 16 weeks of the financial year, which saw the company break its own record for sales performance for the post-Christmas sale period. The first 16 weeks of the
More than half of online traffic to Argos on Cyber Monday to come from phones and tablets, retailer reports
As one of the biggest shopping weekends of 2014 approaches, leading online retailer Argos is predicting a UK mobile shopping frenzy this year with more visits than ever to its website and apps on Cyber Monday coming from shoppers using smartphones and
Sales at the UK’s leading supermarkets declined compared to a year ago for the third consecutive month, according to the latest data from global information and insights company Nielsen. Since Nielsen first reported the UK grocery market contracting in January
Consumers globally spent $374bn on snack foods annually between 2013 and 2014, a year-over-year increase of 2%, according to a new global report released today by Nielsen. While Europe ($167bn) and North America ($124bn) make up the majority of worldwide
Economic confidence rising but lack of disposable income tempers spending, KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank finds
The health of UK retail remained static in Quarter 4 of 2013, as a slight increase in demand – assisted by a very late spending surge in the festive period – was offset by margin factors, according to the latest KPMG/Ipsos
Sainsbury’s has reported a 0.2% increase in like-for-like sales in the third quarter and claims it enjoyed its best ever Christmas in December 2013. Total sales were up 2.7%, excluding fuel, with 28m customer transactions in the seven day run
The latest footfall figures to be released by Ipsos Retail Performance show that Boxing Day was 1.1% busier like-for-like than last year. Compared to the previous week, the last Thursday before Christmas, the Retail Traffic Index was also up, by
The Weather Company has announced the new appointment of David Bird as senior data analyst. Bird will report to Lindsay Wiles, strategic sales director, who leads the development and sales of The Weather Company’s data service, WeatherFX. WeatherFX gives marketers
Retail footfall grew by 7.9% in June 2013 over May 2013, according to the latest monthly figures released by Ipsos Retail Performance. The Retail Traffic Index (RTI), a measure of retail footfall in non-food stores throughout the UK, was down
Irish food wholesaler, Musgrave, is investing in space planning and planogram automation solutions from software supplier Symphony EYC. This will provide Musgrave with the ability to optimise retail shelf space and generate planograms automatically for its independent retail partners and make
New research from business services company, Grass Roots, reveals over a third of consumers (35%) has a negative view of the sales profession, compared to just 18% with a positive view. The research also shows knowledge is ranked as the