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The pandemic has accelerated the growth of e-commerce in the UK, with online sales increasing by 44% in 2020 and total online penetration reaching 26%, up from 18% pre-pandemic, according to the latest research from global real estate advisor, CBRE.
In its highly anticipated annual retail food and grocery channel forecasts, IGD, provider of foresight and analysis for the food and consumer goods industry, predicts that the unprecedented 8.5% growth in 2020 will slow to 1.7% in 2021 and then
IBM Security today announced the results of a global survey examining consumers’ digital behaviours during the pandemic, as well as their potential long-term impact on cybersecurity. With society becoming increasingly accustomed to digital-first interactions, the study found that preferences for
As employees across the UK are to set to embark on their return to the workplace following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, new research reveals that commuters are reluctant to return to the office in the coming months, mainly due
Footfall across all UK retail destinations remained virtually static last week with a marginal drop of -0.2%. However, this was driven by a drop in footfall of -2% in retail parks, whilst in high streets and shopping centres footfall rose
The latest figures from Kantar show that grocery market sales declined by 5.7% year on year during the 12 weeks to 13 June 2021. Sales were down 7.0% in the most recent four weeks as warmer weather and outdoor hospitality
The growing cohort of midsize fashion shoppers sees apparel brands begin to blur the lines between standard and plus sizing, prompting brands to think about sizing in a wider midsize continuum and promoting greater size inclusivity within the fashion industry,
A research report released today has revealed the innovative new ways retailers are using RFID technology in-store to improve profitability. Authored by Emeritus Professor Adrian Beck from the University of Leicester and the ECR Retail Loss Group and supported by
Only nine per cent of mobile users will definitely stay with their current brand if offered an alternative with built in protection against the harmful bacteria and viruses that thrive on screens.
Retail sales were reported as above seasonal norms in June, and to the greatest extent since November 2016, with volumes expected to remain good for the time of year next month, according to the CBI’s latest Distributive Trades Survey. The
Gen Z shoppers leave £6.5bn of items in online shopping baskets each year; £3bn more than the over-65s, new figures reveal.
Symphony RetailAI, a leading global provider of integrated AI-powered marketing, merchandising and supply chain solutions for FMCG retailers and manufacturers, today announced research showing that omnichannel grocery shoppers shop more frequently and spend up to 20% more compared to in-store-only
Consumer shifts in how and where people buy products evolved significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic, creating new opportunities for retailers to use new channels, fulfilment strategies and payment options, according to the results of a new survey out today from
Cashflows, the platform that makes it easy for merchants to accept payments, today publishes new research revealing the impact of the pandemic on UK consumer shopping habits. The research shows a marked increase in those who say they feel motivated
Research from Kalibrate shows that, despite growing levels of EV ownership among consumers, more than half (57%) of electric vehicle drivers are still nervous about running out of charge.
Over half (55%) of UK adults will interact with brands more through digital and virtual channels than face-to-face post-pandemic, according to new research from Nuance.
Numerator, a data and tech company serving the market research space, has published early read results from the first 32 hours of Prime Day 2021. Data is updated throughout the two-day Prime Day event on Numerator's live Amazon Prime Day
Retailers that use their brand communities to create emotional connections with their customers see a greater ROI from their marketing investment, a new study by loyalty and engagement platform, LoyaltyLion has found.
The world’s most valuable brandshave experienced record growth according to the Kantar BrandZTM Most Valuable Global Brands 2021 ranking, with the total worth reaching $7.1 trillion – equivalent to the combined GDP of France and Germany. The 42% increase,
The latest take-home grocery figures from Kantar show that supermarket sales fell by 1.6% during the 12 weeks to 13 June 2021. While the number of grocery trips remains lower than in pre-covid times, since last year there has been
The newly emerging ‘quick commerce’ channel – which delivers food and groceries to consumers in less than one hour and often sub-30 minutes – is currently worth £1.4bn according to a new report from IGD, the insight and analysis providers
Although the year 2020, marked by COVID-19, posed immense challenges for retailers, the trade in fast-moving consumer goods was able to benefit from the fact that public life was shut down during the lockdowns. The 27 EU countries recorded an
New research released today by Checkout.com is a ‘wake-up call’ for online retailers, as the majority predict the shift towards online shopping, accelerated by the pandemic, is here to stay.
Footfall in UK retail destinations declined by -6.7% last week from the week before, a sharp contrast with the rise of +11.6% in the previous week. Activity dipped in all three destination types; high streets lost around half of the
Knowledge, time and fear are the key barriers preventing the 72% of UK independent retailers not active on social media on any given day from using platforms like Instagram and Facebook, even though 66% of consumers spend three hours a