The COVID-19 pandemic dramatically impacted UK retail spend in March with 32.5% of consumers stating that they spent more on food & grocery than in February, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
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Global apparel, tech, beauty and even toy brands are stepping up to the mark in response to growing global demand in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Brands ranging from Apple to Lego are shifting production to support global health workers with
Sales opportunities for non-food retailers are scarce amid the COVID-19 pandemic as lockdowns are enforced and non-essential stores remain temporarily closed. However, with 59.8% of consumers globally using salons and spas for treatments, the desire to replicate salon treatments at
Supermarkets are in the spotlight as a key crux keeping the country fed and watered as the UK enters its fourth week of lockdown. As such, many supermarkets have announced big recruitment drives, from shop floor workers through to logistics
The transition from cash to electronic payment will be accelerated by consumer behaviour learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
Today, a new report by Klarna, the leading global payments provider enabling over seven million consumers in the UK to pay later in store and online, analyses the psyche of consumer purchasing habits and what retailers can do to stay
The average Brit adult spends nearly £1,000 each year on fast food delights — eating nearly eight times as many takeaways than our European neighbours. This equates to £9.8 billion every year being spent on our favourite quick dishes in the UK.
Covid-19 Essential Items Tracker: stock levels in Tesco decline; supermarkets ramp up Easter egg promotions; BBQs put on hold
Stock levels in Tesco for essential items like pasta, rice and noodles (5.1%), toilet paper (11.8%) and tinned and jarred products (4.5%) have declined by 2.3% overall in the week ending 12 April, a contrast to the high stock levels
Household income down globally but grocery spend currently increasing, social listening analysis shows
More customers are anxious when grocery shopping than ever before because of Covid-19, according to social listening analysis by consulting firm Oliver Wyman. Oliver Wyman also found that personal circumstances and purchasing behaviour have changed fundamentally since the crisis started.
First month under lockdown sends online clothing sales spiralling, IMRG Capgemini Online Retail Index shows
As the Government’s new ‘home isolation rules’ came into force throughout March, the fashion industry was sent into a whirlwind of unprecedented uncertainty. In a month where Spring buying would typically set in, online clothing sales were down -23.1% Year-on-Year
Latest data from Retail Intelligence experts Springboard reveals that footfall across UK retail bricks and mortar destinations was 83.1% lower than Easter weekend last year and 14.5% lower than over the same four days in the previous week. Despite the
The shopping habits of UK consumers have been permanently altered by the coronavirus lockdown, new research has found. Commissioned by global commerce services company, PFS, the survey looks at changes in consumer online purchasing behaviour, as well as their perceptions
Consumer demand begins to stabilise towards previous year trends in Europe and the US, latest Consumer Spending Tracker shows
IRI has released its latest Consumer Spending Tracker covering the UK, France, Italy, Germany, US, New Zealand, and now Greece and the Netherlands.
Italian fashion industry begins road to recovery with 18% increase in consumer purchases, Emarsys reports
The last three months have seen a dramatic drop in purchases from Italian fashion retailers online, but the country’s fashion brands seem to be over the worst. That’s according to new data from ccinsight.org, the daily Covid-19 Commerce tracker from
Shopper trust in food and consumer goods industry is highest it’s been in a year, new IGD Index shows
Shopper trust in the food and consumer goods industry is the highest it’s been in a year, while financial confidence has taken a dive, according to a new and unique monthly shopper sentiment measure from IGD.
New research reveals nine in 10 UK consumers believe it’s important to reduce how often they go out shopping
New research reveals that despite nine in 10 (93%) believing it’s important to now reduce how often they go out shop, the nation is continuing to panic buy certain items – a quarter (26%) have bought more toilet paper than
The UK industry body for direct to consumer (DTC) retail, The Direct Selling Association, today reported a surge in sales by many of its members – which include Avon, The Body Shop at Home and Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic –
More than half a trillion real-time payment transactions will be processed over the next five years, according to Prime Time for Real-Time, a new global report from ACI Worldwide and GlobalData. The coronavirus outbreak has accelerated the use of cashless
Clothing suppliers are currently facing a barrage of cancelled orders, but care needs to be taken to ensure they do not turn to unregistered subcontractors with a high risk of labour abuses and poor factory safety once business resumes, says
UK consumers spent an additional £83m on groceries in the week ending 4th April 2020 compared to the previous week, but sales are down by -2.6% compared to the same period in 2019, reveals new data released today from Nielsen.
The coronavirus pandemic has prompted a major spike in online orders of sporting goods, hardware, software, toys and games according to new analysis from digital marketing business Bazaarvoice, which has analysed data from its global network of more than 6,200
The outbreak of COVID-19 has caused a massive change in how the UK population is spending their money.
Half (48%) of global consumers have received a marketing message in the past two weeks that they felt was poorly timed or inappropriate, new research from Epsilon-Conversant and CJ Affiliate has revealed. According to a study of 4,045 consumers across
As Easter approaches and social distancing measures remain in place, 12.5 million British households are planning to keep busy with DIY jobs in the coming weeks. Four million of them plan to complete their spruce up before the long
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