Online retail recorded its worst January sales growth (+7% YoY) in three years last month, as the industry’s poor recent sales performance continued into the New Year, according to the IMRG Capgemini eRetail Sales Index. The month provided little relief
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Concerns about sustainability and quality means that consumers are moving away from fast fashion and are more likely to invest in longer-lasting clothing, according to research by the Fashion Retail Academy.
When it comes to moving house, the old saying ‘location, location, location’ couldn’t be more true. But what exactly makes a place desirable to live? A new study has revealed the amenities Brits most want in their local area, with
Figures from one of world’s largest fashion retailers reveal how catwalk trends impact shopping search results
As London Fashion Week (LFW) returns to the capital this weekend, new data from one of the world’s largest fashion retailers and search specialists EmpathyBroker reveals the extent to which the fashion event influences real consumers’ shopping patterns.
Analysis of the UK’s top 250 retailers has found a 19% year-on-year increase in the number of brands offering the option to pay in international currency.
BRC: Hitwise Digital Retail Insight report figures out last evening reveal that online retail visits in January grew by 1.8 per cent following the shockingly slow Christmas period. December online retail visits hit a 10 year low, declining by 0.6 per cent.
Published today (6 February), Soil Association Certification’s Organic Market Report reveals the UK’s organic market is now worth £2.33 billion after a 5.3% growth in sales in 2018, well ahead of the non-organic market.
New research shows that UK small businesses are continuing to lose sales by not offering websites that adapt for easy use on smartphones.
The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel for the 12 weeks to 27 January 2019 show the sector remains in growth – up 1.7% compared to this time last year – boosted in part by the strong performance
UK retailers see digital technology as essential to customer service and long-term success, finds Fujitsu
The vast majority of UK retail leaders (79 percent) believe that putting customers first will determine their long-term success, while a similar amount (84 percent) cite ‘trust’ as an important factor for maintaining strong customer relationships. This is according to
Visitors from Asia prove crucial to UK economy as EU visitors show a dramatic decline, Global Blue reports
Following what the British Retail Consortium declared to be ‘the worst Christmas for 10 years’ Tax Free Shopping expert Global Blue has released its latest insights report on International visitor spend in the UK in 2018, painting a more positive
Thomas Cook and Iceland are today recognised as being the brands most trusted by their customers in the annual Feefo Trusted Service awards for 2019. Both brands are among those named winners of the highly-coveted Gold Trusted Service award.
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.
Global information company The NPD Group says visits in the British out-of-home (OOH) or eat-out foodservice market will slide in 2019 and 2020. The market peaked at 11.35 billion visits in 2017 but dropped - 0.5% to 11.29 billion in
Over half (52%) of UK employees believe their personal technology feels more modern and is more user friendly than their workplace technology and a further 50 percent wishes their workplace technology performed in a similar manner to their personal technology.
Showrooming to evolve in 2019 as Millennials and Gen Z buy on mobiles – while in-store, Conversant finds
Millennial and Gen Z shoppers are increasingly browsing and purchasing online while in-store, reveals retail research from Conversant. According to the findings, 78% of younger generations shop both in-store and online simultaneously, and are 34% more likely than older customers
A major report into commuters’ spending habits, conducted by leading Out-of-Home (OOH) media agency Kinetic and OOH media owner Exterion Media, in partnership with the Centre for Business and Economics Research (Cebr), has revealed that the value of commuter commerce
Amazon has been named by consumers as their favourite brand, with retail stalwarts Marks & Spencer, John Lewis, Sainsbury’s and Tesco the others most mentioned. It was also the only brand to feature inside the top five across a variety
Retail Times' editor, Fiona Briggs, has been ranked 69th in Vend's Top 100 Retail Influencers for 2019.
Eighty two per cent of UK employees will buy meals more often from their workplace canteen or restaurant if they can order ahead and pick up their meal from a dedicated service point, research by Omnico and The Caterer magazine
Despite a year of unprecedented global volatility, involving political uncertainty, extreme weather events and continuing currency fluctuations impacting competitiveness, the value of Irish food, drink and horticulture exports to the UK market reached €4.5 billion, an increase of 2 per
Footfall in December fell by 2.6 per cent, a lesser decline compared to the previous year when it fell sharply by 3.5 per cent. This is the thirteenth month of consecutive decline, according to the latest BRC-Springboard monitor.
Irish grocery market hits festive record as retailers cash in on Christmas, Kantar Worldpanel reports
The Irish grocery market grew by an impressive 3.0% over the 12 weeks to 30 December, ensuring a record festive period for retailers. The latest Kantar Worldpanel data shows value sales reached €995 million in the month of December –
A new report by MTW Research on the UK kitchen market suggests kitchen sales will rise by £50 million in 2019, despite ongoing challenges for the £3bn kitchen products industry.
The Report on Jobs, published today by KPMG and the REC, showed that the number of permanent and temporary retail vacancies rose markedly at the end of 2018 Latest survey data indicated that demand for permanent retail staff rose at the