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UK residents turned to Google to understand ‘new lockdown exercise rules’ with an online search spike of +3,400% in the past seven days, new research by sports and fitness equipment specialist www.sweatband.com has found.
Shopper confidence remained stable in December, despite increased COVID-19 restrictions over the Christmas period and uncertainty over EU Exit, according to the latest IGD Shopper Confidence Index. While many shoppers did not have the festive period they had planned for,
According to the Data & Marketing Association’s (DMA) latest research, Amazon has been listed by consumers as their favourite brand in 2020.
The UK’s leading plastics trade association, the British Plastics Federation (BPF), has launched its first sustainability report looking at wider sustainability initiatives from across the industry. Sustainability in the plastics supply chain highlights the positive contribution the industry has made
The Covid-19 pandemic has shown that it is possible for many people to work from home. Now, a survey of UK HR professionals by the HR software provider CIPHR, suggests that remote working is here to stay, regardless of any
The online share of grocery sales at UK supermarkets doubled to 12.5% in the last four weeks ending 26 December 2020. This is up from online’s 6.7% share of sales during the same time in 2019, in what was the
UK cities, shopping centres, restaurants, offices, and meeting places have been radically hit and changed due to the Covid-19 health crisis, in an incredibly short period of time. This is what has emerged from a study carried out by Mytraffic,
The latest figures from Kantar show take-home grocery sales rose by 11.4% during the 12 weeks to 27 December 2020, a period spanning both the November national lockdown and Christmas. December was the busiest month ever for British supermarkets as
The trend for ordering food and drinks from our cars at Britain’s growing number of drive-thru restaurants soared from September to November 2020 according to global information company The NPD Group. There were 121 million visits to Britain’s 2,000 quick
Frozen food sales finished 2020 on a high, adding another £252m in sales in the last three-month period, according to the latest Kantar figures released by the British Frozen Food Federation.
Shopify, a leading global commerce platform, has published its 2021 Future of Commerce Report, providing insight into the most important trends that will shape retail over the next few years following the Covid-19 pandemic, spanning changing consumer behaviours, technology and
Latest data from retail experts Springboard reveals that post- Christmas, footfall across UK retail destinations declined by -23.2% last week from the previous week, with the biggest drop seen in shopping centres by -31.8% with drops in high streets (-21.9%)
Takeback Monday – returns of online purchases are predicted to increase by 63% compared to the average number of return parcels per day in December, according to Royal Mail. Takeback Monday is the day that most Brits will return their
Every year at Startups Towers the company crunches data to find out which new business ideas could make your fortune in the following year. This year’s list of new ideas has the marks of 2020 all over it: from the
Consumer spending declined 7.1% year-on-year in 2020 – as coronavirus restrictions impacted many sectors, with high-street retailers and hospitality hardest hit. Yet there were some bright spots as changing consumer behaviours spurred e-commerce growth, while the rise of the ‘insperience
With the majority of retail sales moving online this festive period due to Coronavirus, new research from the shopping comparison site, finder.com, analysed the website of 35 major retailers to reveal who saw the biggest rise and decline, in web
A landmark tracker of ethical spending reveals the winners and losers from sustainable consumer behaviours because of the impact of coronavirus. The Co-op’s Ethical Consumerism Report, which has monitored ethical spending habits for over 20 years, shows over a half
A resident in Stockport became the first person in the country to return a potentially unwanted Christmas present, data from PayPoint reveals today. It hadn’t even got light when the first parcel was returned to a Collect+ store at 06:03
Google.com - it’s the most visited site and the most widely used search engine in the world.
With 40,000 searches made every second in the UK, totalling 3.5 billion a day, it’s no surprise that
Latest data from retail experts Springboard reveals that overall footfall on Boxing Day in Tier 4, where all non-essential retail stores are closed, declined by -75.9%. Tiers 2 and 3 - where non-essential retail remains open – saw a
Brits are planning to splash out £2.7bn in this year’s post-Christmas sales in a bid to treat friends and family, as well as themselves, after a challenging 2020.
Latest data from retail experts Springboard reveals thatfootfall rose by +2.3% across UK retail destinations last week; by +6.2% in shopping centres and +4.9% in retail parks, however, it declined marginally in high streets across the UK by -0.8%.However, inevitably,
XPO Logistics, a leading global provider of transport and logistics solutions, has released a whitepaper detailing data from two surveys conducted immediately prior to the holiday shopping season. The whitepaper, titled “Holiday Peak 2020: A Glimpse into the Future of
Seventy two per cent of shoppers believe retailers should offer more promotions in times for financial uncertainty, according to research from XCCommerce
John Lewis has released its annual Shop Live Look report which looks back on the last 12 months, revealing how the Covid-19 pandemic reshaped our lives in almost every way. Based on analysis of extensive internal sales data and