The start of 2022 has seen the COVID-19 threat replaced by the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, driving global commodity prices upwards, increasing inflation and putting severe cost of living pressures on households.
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The latest take-home grocery figures from Kantar show that supermarket sales fell by 5.9% over the 12 weeks to 17 April 2022. For the first time since the pandemic began sales are also in decline by 0.6% compared with two
Nearly half of shoppers with children at home claim they are already aiming to save money day-to-day so they can spend as much as they normally would this Christmas, according to the latest shopper insights from IGD.
New data from Klarna, a leading global retail bank, payments, and shopping service, reveals that UK shoppers are looking to integrate new technologies in their shopping experience, both online and in-store, with flexible payments and comparison services on top of
Retail sales volumes fell by 1.4% in March 2022 following a fall of 0.5% (revised from a fall of 0.3%) in February 2022 but sales volumes were 2.2% above their pre-coronavirus (COVID-19) February 2020 levels, the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows.
Deloitte Consumer Tracker: consumer disposable income confidence falls to record low, as rising cost of living takes hold
The first quarter of the year has seen net consumer confidence fall five percentage points, to -16%, taking its biggest dip since 2020 and undoing the consumer confidence recovery seen since the start of 2021. With rising household bills, and
International tech firm Salesforce has today released its latest quarterly Shopping Index covering Q1 of 2022, which reveals how after several quarters of consecutive growth in online shopping, a combination of inflation (up 12% in March), supply chain issues and
Ahead of Earth Day, Accenture has an analysed consumers’ attitudes to spending two years on from the start of Covid. In its study of over 2,000 UK adults it found that two thirds of UK adults (64%) said they are
Retail sector health unexpectedly robust in first quarter of 2022, but rising costs could prove tipping point ahead warns Retail Think Tank
The health of the retail sector remained robust in the opening three months of the year, as consumer demand slowed less than expected, according to the latest assessment by KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank (RTT) members.
Seventeen per cent of retailers try to hide their return policy in the depths of their website, survey shows
Retailers are bleeding money from e-commerce returns, an estimated £5.2 billion a year on average, but they could be bridging the gap by actually lengthening returns policies and returning money back faster to attract more business.
In a survey of 7,000 global consumers, respondents revealed eco-friendly takeaway and delivery options are important to their ordering decisions. Here’s what matters most to customers when it comes to sustainability, and why restaurants should keep them top of mind.
Nearly three quarters of British consumers strongly agree that protecting the environment is one of the most important issues of our times and, as a result, want to shop more sustainably. Half of the population are trying to include some
UK consumers avoiding impulse purchases as cost-of-living crisis puts the squeeze on spending, parcelLab reports
As the UK inflation rate reaches 7% and the cost-of-living crisis hits home for shoppers, new research has uncovered that Brits are becoming more thoughtful about the purchases they make rather than shopping off impulse. In marked contrast to the
Brands engaged with nearly half a billion pounds worth of marketing space through the pandemic, report shows
The way we congregate and gather has changed immeasurably over the past two years, and our favourite brands have taken note. With the British Retail Consortium reporting that retail footfall on UK high streets fell by 24.2% in January 2022
Nearly two-thirds (64%) of consumers expressed a desire to support independent retailers in 2022, yet 90% of them believe the only way to do so is to buy from them directly. In a survey conducted across 2,000 working adults by
Creative technology agency Rehab has highlighted research of over 2,000 Brits, conducted with YouGov, showcasing concerns of businesses respecting their personal data, and the general ineffectiveness of current advertising. Both have magnified importance as brands juggle the need to accelerate
UK fashion trade marks owned by online fast fashion houses jump 163% in last five years, research reveals
The number of trade marks owned by online fast fashion retailers such as Asos, Boohoo and Shein has increased by 163% from 136 to 358 in the last five years, shows new research by leading intellectual property law firm Mathys & Squire.
IGD has published a new report to help the food and consumer goods industry drive progress towards the shared ambition of halving the environmental impact of the UK packaging system by 2030.
Over half of Brits claim the cost of weekly groceries has risen in the last six months, as NielsenIQ identifies a new consumer economic divide amid rising inflation
Over half of UK consumers (53%) claim that the cost of their normal weekly grocery shop has risen in the last six months, reveals new insight released today by NielsenIQ, in its new Economic Divide study, which identifies five new
Nielsen’s Annual Marketing Report finds just 26% of global marketers are confident in their audience data
Nielsen has released its 2022 Annual Marketing Report, and for the first time expanded it to a global audience, uncovering marketers have key priorities for the year ahead, but also where marketers have struggled over the past two years
March online sales results suggest customer behaviour is becoming increasingly unpredictable, IMRG Capgemini Online Retail Index shows
Online retail sales fell -25.5% Year-on-Year (YoY) last month, which is to be expected when compared to March 2021’s high growth of +57%. That is according to the latest IMRG Capgemini Online Retail Index, which tracks the online sales performance
Impact of rising costs and inflation on Brits underestimated by consumer industry business leaders, Accenture research finds
New research from Accenture highlights a growing disconnect in how the rising cost of living has been felt by businesses operating in the consumer industries, including retail and consumer goods, and their customers.
Card spending grew 17.7% in March compared to the same period in 2019, as Brits took advantage of the sunnier weather and lifting of all remaining Covid restrictions to visit pubs, dine out, and update their wardrobes in preparation for
Gen X consumers, the demographic aged between 41-56, are increasingly shopping direct-to-consumer (DTC) and cross-border online, making them a key audience for brands and retailers looking to reach consumers primed to purchase, according to ESW’s ‘Global Voices: 2022’.
Shopper confidence has once again plummeted in the last month, taking it to record lows, according to the latest Shopper Confidence Index from IGD Shoppervista.