Last year was challenging for retailers, with numerous profit warnings, store closures and job losses. Familiar high street names such as Toys R Us disappeared completely, with many blaming online shopping for the decline.
Brits are top of the class when it comes to kitting out for the new school year, with more than half completing their new school-year shopping a month before the autumn term starts, according to new online research from YouGov
Alipay again tops YouGov BrandIndex’s annual brand health rankings for China. In a list featuring a large number of domestic brands, the payments firm reigns supreme for the second year in a row. It is firmly ahead of multi-purpose messaging, social
As the government announces that it will be pressing ahead with plans to allow councils to extend trading hours on Sundays, YouGov data shows the public generally support the change but are wary about the impact upon employees and family
A recent YouGov reports suggests pressure on household finances means many families are spending less on meat and poultry than they did a year ago, and they are also attempting to become more versatile in order to make what they
Most shoppers are not prepared to wait in a queue and, faced with one, a third would go online and a fifth to an alternative store, new research from YouGov reveals. Its study found 59% of consumers reluctant to queue,
Google, Amazon and Marks & Spencer are the most highly-rated brands by UK consumers for the second year running, according to the latest YouGov BrandIndex league table. YouGov’s BrandIndex measures how consumers perceive brands on a daily basis in terms
Research company YouGov says its online brand tracking tool, BrandIndex, predicted the decline of Tesco in December 2011. Stephan Shakespeare, CEO and co-founder of YouGov, wrote an article using BrandIndex data in December 2011, which tracked Tesco and its
Nine out of 10 consumers have bought items online – either on a computer or mobile device – in the past six months, according to research by YouGov SixthSense. While using a computer is the default means of shopping online,
YouGov has launched a new polling tool in the UK, which is designed to track the performance of new FMCG brands and products, line extensions and re-launches in the crucial first few weeks of a product’s launch. Launch Monitor measures
Two thirds (65%) of British consumers want loyalty rewards that are more personalised and based on transaction history, according to an online survey commissioned by Steria, the IT-enabled business services provider. The survey, conducted by YouGov, polled 1,950 adults in
Savvy Brits are saving £12bn a year on things like shopping, eating out and holidays, according to new research released today. The CouponCoupon survey of over 2,000 British adults reveals the extent of Britain’s money-saving culture, with adults saving an
Pound stores continue to thrive in the UK’s high street and have created loyalty among savvy shoppers who will not turn their backs on them even if the economy picks up, according to the latest YouGov research. It found almost
New online research from YouGov’s SME Omnibus survey reveals 98% of senior decision makers in small to medium business enterprises (SMEs) believe face-to-face to be one of the most acceptable ways to inform an employee they are losing their job.
Consumers are planning to rein in Christmas spending this year, according to a new YouGov SixthSense report. The study, which compares spending habits in 2010 compared with last year, suggests people are also less likely to make big ticket purchases