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UK total footfall decreased by 2.0% in February year on year, which was below both the three-month and 12-month average increases of 0.8% and 0.3% respectively, according to the latest BR-ShopperTrak Footfall Monitor.
A study from Trustpilot, has revealed an alarming distrust among UK consumers when it comes to brands removing or censoring legitimate consumer reviews across the internet, with four-in-ten (42%) saying they are very concerned about their freedom of speech.
New research has revealed that 54% of Brits – rising to six out of 10 men (59%) – are interested in trying out new retail technology while out on the high street. Half of women (50%) also admit that they’re
Forty eight per cent of businesses in the UK are not in any way set-up to be able to accommodate workers who may need to self-isolate – should they display any symptoms of a cold or flu.
Flexible working is a perk that would benefit most UK employees, yet not even a third (31%) of UK workers are provided the option by their employer. This week Prime Minister, Boris Johnson stated that up to fifth of UK
Two-thirds (66%) of consumers are already changing their diets or are considering making changes to be healthier and more sustainable. However, consumers are also confused, with most overestimating how healthy and sustainable their diet is.
Sales of hand sanitizer in Ireland have increased by 75% in comparison with the same time last year, according to the latest four week data ending 23 February 2020, released today by Nielsen.
Tesco remains the UK’s biggest spender in traditional advertising in the grocery retail sector, reveals new data released from Nielsen AdIntel. Tesco, which held the top spot for grocery retail in 2018, celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2019, increasing its
The Irish grocery market maintained steady growth of 1.3% during the 12 weeks to 23 February 2020, the latest figures from Kantar show. All the major grocers were on an upward trajectory in the latest period, ahead of widespread
Today, new research from global payments provider Klarna reveals that although consumers in the UK are less likely than their global counterparts to openly discuss money, there are signs that younger Brits are becoming increasingly more willing to discuss financial
As the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to impact the global economic landscape, Berkeley Research Group's (BRG) Retail & Consumer practice has released a report that outlines the market forces and contingency planning considerations retailers should undertake to prepare
The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar show year-on-year supermarket sales grew by the fastest rate since November last year, at 0.7% over the past 12 weeks. A healthier performance will be welcomed across the sector, but the marginal
Nearly three quarters of shoppers have noticed an increase in the number of shops closing in their local high streets, whilst around half have noticed an increase in the number of coffee shops and charity shops, according to new research
A new survey by children’s fruit snacking supermarket brand, Fruit Bowl, has shown that 41% of Britain’s parents admit to bribing their children all or most of the time in a bid to make sure they eat their five-a-day. Having
The UK’s e-commerce market, currently the third largest in the world, is set to be worth £319.8 billion by 2023, according to a new report from FIS, a global leader in financial services technology.
After a surprisingly strong Christmas sales period, retailer hopes of a continuation of such growth into 2020 were dashed in January, with online retail sales growth dropping back to -0.4% Year-on-Year (YoY). That’s according to the latest IMRG Capgemini Online
Amid a challenged high street – with UK retail sales continuing to slide, from closures to dropping footfall – technology could be an answer to a revival in high street shopping. New research has found that experientialism is crucial to
The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has today published its 2019 Business Confidence report, which reveals that while official data signalled weak investment and growth for food and drink manufacturing in the first three quarters of the year, the sector
Dining, eating and drinking away from home is becoming more of a solo pursuit than ever, according to global information company The NPD Group. There were 4.4 billion solo eating-out visits (including foodservice delivery) in Britain in 2019, accounting for
As high street retail continues to deplete and more people shop online, increasing to 19% of all retail sales in December 2019*, a new report by retail marketing experts Gekko shows there’s increasing consumer concern about the environmental and societal
Following on from recent news that the sales ban on petrol, diesel and hybrid cars in the UK has been bought forward five years to 2035, the team at www.carwow.co.uk polled its site users to gauge the public’s reaction to
The retail sector has posted the weakest small business outlook for 2020, according to Hitachi Capital Business Finance.
New Valentine’s Day research (across 1,000 UK shoppers) from leading retail and shopper marketing agency, Savvy, has today revealed that 37 percent of UK shoppers are planning to get involved in Valentine’s Day this year and predicts spending for this
The sale of prestige women’s face skincare products in the UK reported an increase of 2% in the 12 months to the end of 2019 according to The NPD Group. The total value of the prestige beauty market in the
Today will bear witness to the peak pre-Valentine’s Day rush for online shoppers in the UK, as they look to snap up last minute gifts for their loved ones in time for delivery – from top of the range tech