New research from Capgemini suggests that retailers are feeling cautiously optimistic about the festive shopping season, despite uncertainty around physical store openings and holiday sales patterns. According to the findings of Capgemini’s annual holiday survey, almost half (46%) of retailers
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Retailers to on-shore £4.2 bn of products to UK over next 12 months as COVID-19 resets supply chain strategies, A&M reports
A new report by global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal (A&M), in partnership with Retail Economics, estimates that more than £4.2 billion of products will be on-shored to the UK by retailers in the next 12 months. This would
86% of consumers expect a ‘digital Christmas’ with presents opened over Zoom and personalised gifts sent from afar
Research from Motif Photos, the global photo book printing app, has revealed that five out of six UK consumers expect this year to be a ‘digital Christmas’ without the usual get-togethers of friends and family. Two-thirds of people plan to
A new study has revealed that priorities for senior marketers in the UK are shifting in response to COVID, with almost three quarters (74%) looking to change their online engagement strategy as a result of the pandemic. Of those, over
The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar show take-home sales rose by 9.3% during the 12 weeks to 1 November 2020. Despite a variety of restrictions coming into force across the country, there was no significant spike in demand
eBay UK reveals spike in demand for gym equipment and jigsaw puzzles as nation prepared for Lockdown 2.0
Today, eBay UK publishes new data revealing how the UK spent in anticipation for Lockdown 2, with demand for gym equipment and boardgames and puzzles immediately spiking among its 28 million customers, after it was announced that England would head
With non-essential stores now closed until December, IMRG is forecasting online retail sales growth in the range of +35-45% during the Black Friday peak trading period (23-30 November).
Generation P: Perennial Shoppers (50-64 year olds) present $1,460bn opportunity over next couple of years, finds IGD
Digitally savvy, experimental and willing to spend more for quality, one significant group of shoppers is set to drive the international grocery sector up by an incremental $116bn over the next couple of years, creating a $1,460bn opportunity by 2022.
More than half of UK and Irish businesses plan to run their Black Friday campaigns as planned or with further investment than originally planned, despite the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Report on Jobs, published today by KPMG and the REC, pointed to substantial declines in vacancies for both permanent and short-term retail workers in October.
Across the UK shoppers are expected to spend an estimated £6 billion on Black Friday this year, according to annual research from shopping comparison site, finder.com.
Majority of Britons planning to gift loved ones ‘trips and experiences’ over material goods this Christmas, study shows
With a new advertising campaign from The British Retail Consortium urging UK shoppers to start their festive shopping early in a bid to prevent the usual rush, global affiliate network www.Awin.com has conducted a study of more than 2,000 British
Shopify, the leading global commerce company, has published the findings of survey detailing buyer attitudes towards this year’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday (BFCM). The research suggests that on average shoppers will spend 53% more this year than in 2019
Christmas spending is forecast to decrease by £9.674bn during the six weeks leading up to Christmas this year due to the impact of lockdown, according to a new report.
The 12th edition of the World Quality Report 2020-21 (WQR), released today by Capgemini, Sogeti, and Micro Focus, shows the steady evolution of quality assurance (QA) from a backroom discipline to an integral part of wider enterprise digital transformation.
It’s not too late to order your decorated Christmas trees as a new poll reveals consumers say Christmas won’t be the same this year if retailers don’t decorate for the festive season.
The lockdown imposed across the UK this year has brought many pros and cons to the average adult’s lifestyle, from allowing some people to spend more time with family, to saving on the commute and simply getting some extra sleep
Expansion of logistics property in urban locations as the last leg of the supply chain is on the rise for both online retailers and food retailers, according to the latest research from global real estate advisor, CBRE.
Non-essential online retailers defiantly optimistic about future, despite concerns over festive trading, survey shows
Despite many areas of the UK moving to tighter lockdown restrictions, roughly two-thirds (67%) of those surveyed are confident about the future of their business, and as of October 2020, over half (51%) of them saw growth in their domestic
Springboard predicts that over six weeks from 22 November to 26 December, footfall across all UK retail destinations will be -62.0%
Retail intelligence experts Springboard predicts that over the six weeks from Sunday 22nd November to Saturday 26th December, footfall across all UK retail destinations will be -62.0%. National lockdown restrictions will now see retailers miss out on the start of
Data collated from PayPoint’s UK network of 27,500 local convenience retailers for quarter three (July-September) 2020 shows how Brits stayed loyal to local stores despite the freedom to shop further afield during that time.
Over one-in-three consumers seeking tastier plant-based products Taste is key when it comes to selecting plant-based food solutions, with one in three consumers looking for better tasting products, according to new proprietary research carried out by Kerry.
66% of drivers are aware Covid-19 can be contracted at fuel pump – drives demand for hand-protection on forecourt
New independent research commissioned by GripHero has revealed that 66% of drivers are aware that Covid-19 can be passed from driver-to-driver at the fuel pump, and that’s driving motorists to hunt for hand-protection. 86% of drivers now actively look for
While the pandemic has caused a surge in online shopping, a new Oracle Retail survey shows that many customers are ready to venture back into stores this holiday season. Nearly 20% of shoppers surveyed plan to do most of their
Latest data from retail experts Springboard reveals that footfall declined by -1.2% across all UK retail destinations last week from the week before, which was only around a third of the week on week decline of -3.1% in the previous