New research from PayPoint highlights a new wave of ‘convenience converts’ as our shopping habits have changed during the pandemic. Over half (56%) of people visited their local convenience store for the first time since lockdown started on 23 March,
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The COVID-19 epidemic has affected nearly every business and has reshaped the landscape for marketing organizations across a range of industries. PowerChord, a leading technology and marketing company offering digital solutions for multi-location brands, is releasing results from its COVID-19
August Bank Holiday staycations tipped to boost small businesses’ sales by £46m, American Express Shop Small campaign finds
Small businesses across the UK in the retail and hospitality industries are expected to see their combined revenues increase by £46 million over the Bank Holiday weekend in a boost attributed to ‘staycation’ trade from an increase in domestic tourism,
Pop-up opportunity: why temporary formats will be key to unlocking tomorrow’s retail world, says Green Room
It goes without saying that the appetite to plan for and invest in permanent retail projects has been temporarily stunted. But billions of consumer brains across the globe are craving exciting, new, in-real-life experiences due to a serious lack of
UK consumers set to revive lunchtime economy: 25% would spend more on lunch, yet demand in-store changes, study shows
According to new research conducted from proSapient, a machine learning executive research platform, eight out of ten (81%) of UK consumers said they have already returned or expect to return to the office this year and will buy lunch out
One in four (27%) consumers plan to set fresh intentions this September, to mark the start of a new school year. That’s according to new research published today by eBay Advertising, which is advising retailers to tap into the ‘back
New data analysis reveals that the carbon emissions resulting from six key consumer spending categories fell by almost a third during the national lockdown, with year-on-year emissions remaining much lower than in 2019.
Royal Mail sees 25% increase in returns as consumers embrace home fitting room and reveals returns hot spots
Royal Mail today reveals the areas in the UK where residents have been returning the most unsuitable and ill-fitting items ordered online during lockdown as restrictions ease. Royal Mail has seen a 25% increase in returns traffic, in comparison with
More than half of UK retailers have made no preparations for second wave of Covid-19, Brightpearl survey finds
More than half of UK retailers have made no preparations for a second wave of Covid-19, according to a new survey.
Collinson reports significant YoY spending jumps in electronics, fitness and food, as travel purchases dip
Charting the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on commerce trends, Collinson today reveals a new look at how COVID-19 is affecting online shopping habits in Europe.
Local businesses are core to our communities, but the impact of Covid-19 has been tough on business owners and the surrounding community. As part of Google's commitment to supporting local businesses in the UK, new research conducted by YouGov on
PayPoint is set to launch a survey of its network of 27,000 convenience retailers on 1 September. The survey will provide the opportunity for PayPoint’s retailer partners to feedback on what could be improved, what works well and how they
The latest figures from Kantar show that take-home grocery sales growth in Ireland slowed to 18.0% year on year during the 12 weeks to 9 August 2020. While still significantly higher than pre-pandemic levels, grocery spend of €930 million
Research released by Initial Washroom Hygiene has found that over half of Brits (51%) believe they could catch Coronavirus in a business or public washroom, as anxiety around cross contamination affects the return of the hospitality trade.
More time at home has led many of us to understand the importance of self-care, both mentally and physically. In fact, searches for the term self-care increased by 50% at the beginning of lockdown and have continued to remain high
Footfall increases fourfold in UK as growth accelerates in London and South East, Springboard reports
Latest data from retail experts Springboard reveals that footfall in UK retail destinations rose by +4.1% last week from the week before, a significant acceleration in the rise in the previous week of +0.8% and +1.8% in the same week
Yieldify research finds retention as key driver for personalization in wake of e-commerce industry’s growth
E-commerce companies are placing their bets on website personalization to continue their success following the industry’s acceleration during the COVID-19 crisis. According to research published today by Yieldify, 74% of eCommerce sites have now adopted website personalization, with this number
From meal kit deliveries to entertainment platforms, new research reveals the UK is a ‘Subscription Society’, with the growing subscription economy currently worth £323 million.
The pandemic has given an impressive boost to convenience store sales this year helping the market grow by more than double the rate achieved in 2019. According to the latest Mintel research, convenience sales will grow by almost 8% in
The UK food and grocery market is set to grow by 10% - or by £19.1bn to £211bn - between 2019 and 2022, according to the latest market and channel forecast research from IGD. The new report reveals the impact
Pent-up consumer demand was released in June as the UK lockdown was eased. Slow and steady improvements in retail sales and footfall figures show that UK retail is on the long road to recovery, according to the latest UK Retail
More than half of e-commerce platforms won’t be fit for purpose next year, Wunderman Thompson Commerce reveals
New research by Wunderman Thompson Commerce has revealed that over half (57%) of businesses believe their current commerce platform will only support them for the next 12 months.
The vast majority of UK consumers will avoid shopping in stores this Black Friday, which is exactly 100 days away, instead preferring to take advantage of deals online, according to consumer research from Emarsys.
A study of children aged between four and 11 revealed that the average youngster will enjoy four snacks a day, with 41% more likely to graze in the afternoon.
Eye make-up increases share of prestige beauty market as mask wearing reduces demand for lip colour, NPD Group reports
Eye make-up increased its share of the prestige make-up market by 3% during and after lockdown, according to The NPD Group. In contrast, the lip segment of prestige make-up decreased its share from 14% pre-lockdown to 12% post lockdown. The