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Optimising the marketing communications content mix is the key to improving customer engagement and driving conversions, research from BounceX, the leading behavioural marketing technology provider, suggests.
A successful experiment by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), bringing together Sainsbury's, BNP Paribas, Unilever, Barclays, Standard Chartered and Rabobank, has shown how a new model of blockchain and other data sharing technologies can enhance the
As Fashion Week descends on London this week, research from Opinium reveals both the industry and consumers need to fix their habits when it comes to sustainability.
Google and Kantar today unveil research into customer experience across online retailers, analysing 33,500 online shoppers across 17 countries (2,000 UK consumers). The research demonstrates the need for retailers to innovate and improve experience at an ever-increasing rate, as it
With shop closures hitting record levels (according to PwC research that went live this morning) how can retailers drive customers increasingly shopping online to their stores?
A new study by Streetbees, the global intelligence platform, reveals the truth behind consumers’ attitudes towards the fashion industry. Is sustainable and ethical manufacturing a true consideration, or do people say they care but let the responsibility of compliance lie
Following a month of improved sales in June, retailers failed to maintain the positive momentum in July, with online sales growth slowing to just +4.4% Year-on-Year (YoY) and falling by -5.7% Month-on-Month (MoM), according to the latest IMRG Capgemini eRetail
The sale of prestige foundation with added benefits (such as SPF) in the UK reported an increase of 114% in value sales in the period January 2019 to end of July 2019 according to The NPD Group. The sale
The latest grocery market share figures, published today from Kantar, show year-on-year supermarket sales were flat during the 12 weeks to 11 August 2019 as the tough comparisons with 2018’s strong summer continue.
Fraser McKevitt, head of retail and consumer insight
The average number of alcoholic beer and cider ranges stocked in UK supermarkets is declining, as trends towards health-conscious consumption are leading consumers to opt for alcohol-free alternatives, suggests new data from e-commerce insights company, Edge by Ascential.
In the last two years the athleisure trend has risen to a whole new level as the demand for comfort, performance and style drives the need of having a multifunctional wardrobe. 68% of consumers who purchased sport clothing for exercise
New forecasts from IGD reveal that the UK convenience market is set to grow by £6.9bn in the next five years, to reaach £48.2bn by 2024. The channel will benefit from lots of new store openings over the period, helping
With the holiday getaway in full swing, and the August bank holiday less than two weeks away, global information company The NPD Group says Britain’s travel hubs – airports, motorway service stations, train stations and petrol forecourts – now
Retailers are anticipating a successful holiday season, despite a challenging 2018, according to brand new research released today by Yieldify, the customer journey optimisation company. The report, ‘The Shape of Peak to Come’, surveyed over 400 US and UK
Ahead of Men’s Grooming Day on 16 August, research conducted by the health & wellness booking app, MINDBODY reveals UK men spend a tremendous £3,400, on average, on beauty treatments, each year, compared to women who spend £3,100, on average.
New research has highlighted that smart speakers in the home like Google Home and Amazon Echo are set to drive the next wave of retail and e-commerce.
The Report on Jobs, published today by KPMG and the REC, indicated falling demand for both permanent and temporary retail staff in July.
New research has revealed that the majority of UK consumers are happy to pay more for locally sourced produce rather than those which come further afield.
Consumer spending grew by 1.7% year-on-year in July – representing a decline in real terms when accounting for inflation – following similarly muted figures in May and June.
For any retailer, being able to efficiently serve customers in both urban and more rural areas is key to establishing wide brand awareness and a dominant market presence. For retail technology expert Conversity, this means building a fluid, cohesive omni-channel
Leisure spending saw marginal growth in the second quarter of 2019, with net spending up one percentage point both quarter-on-quarter and year-on-year, according to Deloitte’s latest Leisure Consumer report.
According to thousands of employee reviews, working in the retail sector offers a much more positive experience than those in other sectors.
The European online division of global payments leader, Ingenico Group, has released ecommerce transaction data insights which indicate a greater pan-European business opportunity for online merchants during highly targeted peak shopping events.
According to new research published today from inRiver, young British consumers admit they would reconsider purchasing behaviours if retailers were better at communicating the environmental impact of their purchases.
More than half (58%) of retail businesses are currently losing revenue due to shortcomings with their payment gateway. And two thirds (66%) of payments professionals within these retailers report that they are coming under increasing pressure from senior leaders