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With almost 3 million cases of coronavirus worldwide and numerous countries enforcing lockdowns, global retail spend is anticipated to fall 3.0% in 2020, equating to $549.7bn, in comparison to a previously expected rise of 5.0% prior to COVID-19 (+$927.7bn), says
Tinned pasta has overtaken toilet paper as the most unavailable product across the major UK supermarkets in the last week ending 26 April 2020, with an average of 38.3% of items out of stock across the week, an increase of
Less than a month since the introduction of the new £45/€50 contactless limit in the UK and Ireland, Barclaycard, which handles half of all contactless transactions in the UK, has processed over 7m contactless payments above the previous limit of
Following its latest health assessment, the KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank (RTT) has determined that UK retail health worsened substantially – by 3 index points – in the first quarter of 2020, with the impact of COVID-19 being the key driver
Take home grocery sales in Britain increased by 9.1% in the 12 weeks to 19 April as consumers settled into life under lockdown and stocked up on food and household essentials, according to the latest figures from Kantar. While
Apparel brands and retailers must use the global coronavirus crisis to take stock of their existing business models and create more stable and sustainable supply chains for the future, writes GlobalData.
Forty three per cent of consumers globally say they are spending more time cooking at home during the COVID crisis, which is hindering demand for takeaway services, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
As the nation experiences lockdown amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many brands are left unsure as to if and how they should be communicating to consumers and supporting sales that are still key to their business. However, a new survey has
IRI has revealed the latest consumer spending trends during the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK, US, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, New Zealand and the Netherlands for the week ending 12 April 2020 compared with same period last year.
Lockdowns may have got us spending more time in front of the television but it won’t help the ailing physical video market. Instead, consumers are switching even faster to streaming sites, with Netflix, and Disney+ among those that are attracting
Nearly half of online sales for retailers in March were driven by new customers thanks to Covid-19, data from tech firm Emarsys shows today, presenting a new opportunity and challenge for retailers.
A new study by Merchant Machine has analysed Europe’s leading cashless economies. The study highlights the countries where citizens would like to go completely cashless the most and who uses contactless payments the most. You can view the graphic here.
As the Covid-19 crisis continues and we begin to deal with our “new normal” of lockdown, RedBrain data shows the UK’s focus online has shifted away from the early weeks of panic buying foods, exercise equipment and dealing with entertaining
Research unveiled today has revealed that a colossal 92% of UK adults have changed their shopping habits due to the Covid-19 pandemic, with e-commerce emerging as retail’s biggest lockdown driver.
Irish shoppers spent €371m on groceries during the week ending 12th April 2020, the highest sales week of the year so far, and an increase of 14% compared to the same week ending on Easter Sunday in 2019, reveals
Retail sales fell by 5.1% in March, the largest fall on record, as many stores ceased trading from 23 March following official government guidance during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, new figures from the Office for National Statistics show.
Consumer appetite for online shopping and convenience will continue to accelerate post-lockdown, according to a new report from Capgemini. The study, The consumer and COVID-19: Global consumer sentiment research in the consumer products and retail industry, is based on a
New research has revealed a shift in the value consumers place on customer service as a result of COVID-19; with two thirds (65%) saying they appreciated employees in customer service facing roles more than they did before the pandemic.
New research conducted by Amcor, a global leader in packaging, reveals the differences in European consumer attitudes to buying grocery products online.
Sales of shavers rocketed in the first two weeks of April, joining the continuing trend in sales of hair clippers, as men seek to look sharp during lockdown.
The public are preparing for a great British summer in their back gardens, with online sales of garden equipment seeing triple — and sometimes quadruple — digit growth, data from tech firm Emarsys shows today.
A new forecast released today from global consultancy partnership Kearney aims to predict when lockdown measures will ease across Europe, in order to support the retail sector in understanding when stores can re-open again.
ZEAL Creative, the UK’s most effective brand activation agency, has launched a new strategic white paper exploring how the Coronavirus pandemic has affected UK grocery shoppers.
Toilet paper, kitchen roll and face tissue were the top three most unavailable products across major UK supermarkets in the last week ending 19 April 2020, with an average of 41.3% of items out of stock across the week, reveals
Innovators are taking inspiration from human healthcare trends such as supplements, weight loss and stress management, and offering new convenient products and services to pet owners, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.