Following one of the toughest years on record for retail, investment in omnichannel and operational infrastructure is proving key to weathering the pandemic storm, a new survey of 400 US and UK international retailers, commissioned by PFS, has revealed.
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Despite 2020 being the worst ever year for retail sales growth due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there’s optimism that the roll out of the vaccine and a lifting of restrictions will lead to British high streets reopening.
Three quarters of UK consumers don’t think brands and retailers are doing enough to make beauty and personal care purchases more sustainable
New data has revealed that almost three-quarters of UK consumers (71%) don’t think brands and retailers are doing enough to make their beauty and personal care purchases more sustainable. They also identified plastic waste as the main culprit – around
Improving online experience is crucial to the revival of luxury retail in 2021, consumer survey says
Two-thirds (66%) of high-end shoppers are more comfortable making expensive purchases online since the Covid-19 pandemic began, but the overwhelming majority (90%) believe luxury brands and retailers fall behind High Street counterparts for online experience.
Food and drink companies beat CO2 reduction targets five years early, leading to new sustainability commitments in far reaching report
The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has today released its sustainability-focused Ambition 2025 Progress Report, seeing impressive progress with targets initially set in 2016, from its members.
AliExpress, a global retail online marketplace under the Alibaba Group, today published a study on the evolving needs of European ecommerce and the role shoppertainment can play in helping shoppers and sellers to empower European SMEs. Originating from China, livestreaming
ACS has urged the Government to recognise the importance of rural shops and ensure that they are not left playing catch up when it comes to being able to provide services to their customers.
Latest data from retail experts Springboard reveals that footfall in UK retail destinations rose by +6.8% last week from the week before, only a fifth less than the rise of +8.5% in the same week last year.
P-THREE, a real estate consultancy specialising in retail, restaurants and leisure, has today unveiled its Foodhalls Report – F-Hubs Insights 2021. The sector saw a boom in 2017 with more than 20 foodhalls opening in London alone and it is
Nearly one in five (17%) UK small businesses chose to move their business online sooner than anticipated due to Coronavirus, a new report had revealed.
An analysis of GlobalData’s Spirits Influencer Platform, which tracks more than 700 leading industry experts and their discussions pertaining to the emerging trends, pain areas, new fields of innovation and other popular areas on Twitter, has revealed Steve Rush, a
Ahead of the Government’s roadmap next week, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are getting ready for post-pandemic life, with three in 10 (32%) saying they are prepared for the end of national lockdown measures.
In January 2021, retail sales volumes decreased by 8.2% when compared with December 2020 as tighter nationwide coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions affected sales, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
PayPoint records highest sale volumes for sparkling wine and champagne and wine categories on Valentine’s Day
New data collected across PayPoint’s UK network of 27,700 local convenience retail partners reveals how Brits coped with a Valentine’s Day lockdown. The data shows that people rushed out to their local convenience stores to buy a last-minute bottle of
A quarter (25%) of UK consumers are open to trying on clothes using augmented or virtual reality to avoid physical fitting rooms during Covid-19. That’s according to new research from retail experts at leading experience analytics company Contentsquare, which examines
New data from eBay UK reveals that more customers than ever before are actively choosing to purchase sustainable homewares, driving a significant boost for the refurbished homewares market.
Dealers should brace for a new surge in car sales when Britain emerges out of lockdown, according to the specialist online car supermarket BuyaCar.co.uk.
The national lockdown has boosted sales of the athleisure categories, while a lack of social occasions has seen formal wear order volumes plummet compared to last year, according to the latest data from True Fit, the leading personalisation platform for
COVID-19 has accelerated many e-commerce trends resulting in higher consumer expectations from retailers today, than they had a year ago. In fact, a new global research report commissioned by SOTI, has found that 63% of UK consumers (59% globally) say
We’ve become a nation of newfound wine connoisseurs during the pandemic, Black Tower research reveals
Whilst it’s no surprise that our consumption of alcohol as a nation has increased over the last year, new research shows that Brits are now enjoying wine alongside other hobbies or as part of an activity and sampling new alternatives
Over the last year businesses big and small have had to continually adapt to a ‘new normal’ as restrictions and government guidance has changed. For many, this has meant completely changing the way they interact with their customers and forgetting
Ahead of the UK’s 2021 Budget and Economic Recovery Plan, new research from Sage, the market leader in cloud business management solutions, has revealed the tough conditions that will be facing small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) well into
A new study into the nation’s eating habits, has revealed the average Briton is currently devouring a staggering 1,406 calories over the course of a typical morning.
Year on year sales of online gift cards and eVouchers soared by 117% during the second half of 2020 as Covid restrictions made it more difficult for consumers to shop for physical gifts.
Despite concerns around increased costs and delivery delays as new processes around the movement of goods bed in post-Brexit, European shoppers remain committed to purchasing from UK brands and retailers, original research from the leading cross-border ecommerce technology and services