Remarkably, UK small business growth forecasts remain unchanged on the previous two quarters, despite the UK starting 2021 in an unprecedented third national lockdown.
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Research for Indesser, a joint venture between the Cabinet Office and TDX Group, has shown that over half of Brits (53%) have improved their financial tracking and budgeting during COVID-19.
Shopper confidence has increased to its highest level since February 2020, according to the latest IGD Shopper Confidence Index. The increase is driven by restored confidence within the over-55s, which appears to be a direct result of the vaccine
Even though Veganuary is officially over (with nearly 600,000 taking part this year), a new study by Holland & Barrett found that more than one in four vegans adopted the diet in the last 12 months. This indicates that more
Total central London retail investment in Q4 2020 reached £475m, more than double the total volume in Q4 2019 which saw £200m transacted, according to the latest research from global real estate advisor, CBRE.
As consumers remain closer to home due to the coronavirus pandemic, retailers are closing stores, switching online, or planning to move their city-based bricks and mortar outlets into local high streets in the near future.
The latest lockdown is prompting people to ramp up their fitness programmes and hone their performance, whatever the weather. That’s according to new research and insights from eBay Ads UK, which finds that while many Brits are using their spare
While there’s no disagreement across the UK that wine is the nation’s favourite drink, new research from Wine Drinkers UK shows there is real disparity across the Four Nations as to how we choose that wine.
Online retailers accounted for 77% of the cumulative MCap gain recorded by top 25 global retailers in 2020, says GlobalData
Online retailers had a remarkable year in 2020, seeing a 65% gain in cumulative market capitalization (MCap) in 2020 over 2019, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
Investment into supermarkets surpassed 2019 levels and long term average in 2020 to reach £1.83bn, finds Colliers
Demand for UK supermarket property assets has boomed in the face of the soaring sales volumes experienced by UK grocery operators during the pandemic. The trend has been further driven by the challenges facing other commercial property asset types and
Symphony RetailAI, the leading provider of integrated AI-enabled marketing, merchandising and supply chain solutions for FMCG retailers and manufacturers, today announced findings from its Category Planning & Assortment Optimisation Executive Survey, conducted in partnership with Incisiv.
Vegans are here to stay: over half a million signed up to Veganuary 2021, Chicago Town survey reveals
The number of Veganuary participants saw a 45.2% increase this year, with 582,000 people signing up to the plant-based pledge, compared to last year’s 400,000.
The UK has become a nation of digital shopkeepers during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to Experian’s analysis of the changing shape of the business population.
With all but essential retail currently closed, UK consumers are missing aspects of the in-store shopping experience, according to a new nationwide survey published today by Fresh Relevance - the versatile personalisation and decision engine which optimises the customer experience.
Postal workers and delivery drivers reveal top tips on how UK can help speed up mail crisis during pandemic
Postal workers are facing a mammoth lockdown challenge after new research has revealed 95% admit it’s busier than it normally would be, and nine in 10 also said that the work is harder than usual.
A survey by BritainThinks, commissioned by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), has found that 73% of in-store shoppers say they usually or always purchase products that are on promotion when shopping, with a quarter (25%) of respondents suggesting that
Covid-19 has crystallized consumer preferences when it comes to promotions with shoppers citing value as the primary driver for uptake, with an overwhelming majority (78%) saying money off a product would make them more likely to purchase.
Retailers face £360 million of Christmas 2020 clothing and footwear returns, according to new research from Retail Economics in partnership with Penningtons Manches Cooper reveals. This comes as apparel retailers have grappled £4.3 billion of returns across 2020 as a whole.
The latest figures from Kantar show take-home grocery sales rose by 12.2% during the 12 weeks to 24 January 2021. This was an acceleration on the Christmas period, as the reintroduction of national lockdown restrictions and the closure of cafés,
Footfall across UK retail destinations rose by just +0.4% last week from the week before, Springboard reports
Latest data from retail experts Springboard reveals that last week, footfall across UK retail destinations rose by just +0.4% last week from the week before. There was a noticeable increase in visits to retail parks as footfall rose by +4.7%
Nearly four in ten retailers in the UK have seen an employee move on because their mental wellbeing wasn’t being looked after, with a quarter losing a key member of their workforce, according to new research from not-for-profit healthcare provider,
In a new study by Slotswise , Manchester and Swansea consumers have been shown to have a keen interest in sex toys for this Valentine's Day. Using search volume for 20 popular Valentines Day gifts, Slotswise looked at data for
Deloitte: new lockdowns edge consumer confidence to near-record lows, but cautious optimism could aid recovery
The final quarter of 2020 saw consumer confidence fall by a further percentage point, to -17%, as the UK headed into the New Year under fresh lockdown restrictions, according to the latest Deloitte Consumer Tracker. With the exception of personal
A global research study has revealed that online shopping brings clear sustainability benefits and that urban logistics facilities, like those needed to serve dense populations such a London, could dramatically reduce transportation-related carbon emissions.
A recent survey commissioned by Avira has found that, despite warnings in the media, UK smartphone users are less concerned about TikTok than other forms for social media. According to the study, more than half of respondents in the