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New figures released in the annual Bord Bia Export Performance and Prospects report 2020/2021 show that exports of Irish food, drink and horticulture to the UK were held to a marginal 5% decline in 2020, valued at €4.3 billion (v
Predicting wine trends for the unpredictable year ahead is certainly a challenge for the wine industry as we attempt to plan and prepare for ever-changing times. Jo Taylorson, head of marketing and product management at Kingsland Drinks, shares insights on
Economies around the world have been impacted by COVID-19 and vaccines have been touted as the fix to return to pre-pandemic economic stability. However, nearly two thirds (64%) of surveyed consumers around the world said they won’t take an
UK online shoppers have been revealed to be almost twice as likely to purchase new clothing and pay via ‘buy now pay later apps’ than to purchase cheaper secondhand clothes.
There was an overall 57% year-on-year (YoY) increase in outbound ecommerce sales from the UK in 2020, with the peak holiday trading period in November experiencing a 42% YoY like-for-like surge in international cross-border online sales compared to the same
Retailers are failing to build customer experience into online returns, and risk losing future sales and shoppers’ loyalty due to communication blackholes and a lack of choice in the returns process, the latest data from parcelLab, the leading operations experience
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,
Customers prefer robots to have human-like characteristics in service interactions such as banking, hotel reception, and information provision, according to new research from Durham University Business School. The research also found that customers prefer robots to have a human voice,
Department store and mall owners have been positive towards ‘digitization’, ‘contactless payments’ and ‘sustainability’ in company filings, with discussions around mobile payments and digital growth having grown in 2020 earnings transcripts compared to 2019, reveals GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
Brits have emerged as the most likely to roll their sleeves up and DIY in quarantine – but are least likely to finish projects, according to a new study out today.
In 2020 Brits turned to toys and games to bring comfort, joy and support to cope with the challenges created by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
A new report by UK merchant payment provider, Dojo, part of the Paymentsense brand, reveals which global and UK industries have been the most affected by the unprecedented economic and social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
International online sales transacted through the leading cross-border e-commerce technology and services provider, eShopWorld (ESW), rose by 82% year-on-year (YOY) across 2020, showcasing the extent of the trading opportunity available to globally optimised retailers and brands.
Driving online profitability, creating safe shopping spaces, and bringing the out-of-home experience in-home are among the key trends expected to shape global retail in 2021, according to new predictions from IGD.
Just 6% of British shoppers are planning to buy business suits in 2021, according to a new Brightpearl survey on how Covid will impact on spending. The survey points to a crisis in the luxury sector with a major switch
Following its latest health assessment, the KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank (RTT) has determined that retail health saw a modest recovery in Q4 compared to the previous quarter. The RTT’s Retail Health Index (RHI) – a quantitative and qualitative assessment of
New research by comparethemarket.com reveals the most expensive rooms in the home and how long, on average, Brits spend in certain rooms to unveil which are the best value for money.
Going from endless lockdowns to tier restrictions and back again means Brits have spent more time at home than ever before. More time indoors has resulted in increased clutter and new research from Homebase reveals the impact this is having
With 82% of Brits claiming to be actively taking steps to strengthen their immune systems, consumers are calling on supermarkets to offer more support in helping them fortify their bodies and eat better. With the nation under its third national
With a possible closure of click & collect takeaways being discussed at present as part of intensified Coronavirus protection measures, The NPD Group has calculated the move would wipe over £300m from Britain's takeaway trade.
dunnhumby, the global leader in customer data science, has released UK shopper data from the last week which shows a boom in plant-based food sales, as many consumers switch to meat and dairy alternatives for January.
Online retail sales grew by +36% in 2020, the highest growth since 2007, the latest IMRG Capgemini Online Retail Index shows.
For 2020 overall, Total sales declined 0.3% compared with 2019. Food growth was 5.4% and the Non-Food decline was 5.0% for the year, the latest BRC/KPMG Retail Sales Monitor shows.
A survey of over 400 industry professionals finds that, while the COVID-19 pandemic may have accelerated structural changes within the retail sector, positive government interventions combined with increasing sentiment for public-private sector collaboration has created a ‘watershed’ moment for the
Clearpay has found that as consumers have continued to wear masks, they have steered away from make-up and drawn their attention to hair care and fragrance. The data drawn covers brands including MAC, Look Fantastic, Estee Lauder, Current Body and