While some of the big changes and shocks of 2020 continue to play out, there are clear indicators and signals pointing to a rebound in consumer spend and optimism. These insights come as part of the latest McKinsey & Company
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Non-essential shop reopening: over half of UK consumers feel safe returning to High Street, says Deloitte
Over half (56%) of consumers feel safe returning to the High Street, up 16 percentage points month-on-month, according to Deloitte.
In the week after non-essential retail reopened last year, consumers spent £3.8 billion in high street stores. With longer opening hours and growing confidence among older shoppers in particular, Kantar is predicting an even bigger surge this time, forecasting consumers
The latest figures from Kantar, for the 12 weeks ending 21 March, show that Irish grocery market growth slowed to 8.4% year on year. While shoppers spent €234.6 million more than in the same period last year, that figure is
Two thirds of shop workers fearful of implementing Covid-19 regulations due to increase in abuse, research finds
Two thirds of UK shop workers have said they fear abuse from customers if they try to implement Covid-19-related regulations when non-essential shops reopen next week.
New data released today by the Plant Based Foods Association (PBFA) and The Good Food Institute (GFI) shows U.S. retail sales of plant-based foods continued to increase by double digits in 2020, growing 27% and bringing the total plant-based market
Half of UK consumers purchased home workout products during pandemic and 75% intend to continue working out at home post pandemic, GlobalData reports
With the pandemic closing gyms and restricting people’s ability to exercise outdoors, just over * half of UK consumers say that they have instead started home workouts since the first lockdown began in March 2020, according to the latest UK
Future plc, the global platform for specialist media, has today released a deep industry analysis of post-lockdown purchasing power, revealing that Brits have amassed over £245 billion in savings, with 25% of that expected to be spent immediately or soon
EY: a third of FTSE retailers face financial cliff edge after multiple profit warnings and reliance on government support
More than a third of listed retail companies are facing a potential financial cliff edge, having issued two or more profit warnings since March 2020 and made a claim for government support in December, according to the latest EY analysis
Shopify reveals two-third of UK shoppers want to continue wearing masks and social distancing post-pandemic
Britons will return to the high street when non-essential retail reopens in April, but new research shows that nearly two-thirds (63%) of shoppers want social distancing and/or face masks to stay in place even after the pandemic. In addition, 63%
Yorkshire Tea and PG Tips have been named as the nation’s favourite tea brands with over a quarter of the population declaring their love for each.
Today, DHL Express, the world’s leading international express service provider, released a new Whitepaper "The Ultimate B2B E-commerce Guide: Tradition is out. Digital is in". The study predicts strong growth for the B2B E‑commerce market in the coming years: by
The latest figures from Kantar show take-home grocery sales rose by 7.4% during the 12 weeks to 21 March 2021. This is a marked slowdown compared with previous months as supermarkets start to annualise sales against the extraordinary spending in
Homeware brand Habitat has revealed that a year of watching lockdown TV hasn’t just been a boredom banisher; it’s influenced the way renovation-mad Brits are decorating their homes.
I think we can all agree the last 12 months have been challenging in so many ways, for people and businesses alike. But one of the most heart-warming parts since the first lockdown was announced has been seeing how many
PayPoint is set to launch its annual survey for its 27,700 convenience retailer partners on 30 March. The survey will provide the opportunity for PayPoint’s retailer partners to feedback on what could be improved, what works well and how they
As UK high streets prepare to reopen following a year of chaos, new research reveals that gift cards could be the key to reattracting anxious shoppers back to stores and boosting sales.
dThe UK eats the most junk food in Europe, a new study by meal box delivery company HelloFresh has found.
Retail sales volumes only partly recovered in February 2021 with an increase of 2.1% when compared with the 8.2% fall seen in the previous month, and sales were still down by 3.7% on a year earlier before the impact of
Prestige skincare sales in the UK declined 23% in 2020 as consumers began to adopt the trend for Skinimalism, according to The NPD Group. The total prestige skincare market was valued at £295 million in 2020, a year when brick
Brands should anticipate a surge in spending over the coming weeks, as Monday’s lockdown lifting marks the start of a season of shopping for consumers – with interest in going out garments and holiday accessories set to soar amongst the
Almost half (46%) of the UK public feel that too much multi-use plastic is recycled unnecessarily and believe that local councils (56%) and the government (46%) have a part to play in tackling this issue, according to a new YouGov
The subscription market in the UK has received a major boost over the most recent lockdown as consumers have signed up in droves to digital and physical subscription services to lift their mood, research from Emarsys finds today.
Research by American Express reveals that one third of Brits (33%) feel confident trying new online payment methods. Additionally, one in five (20%) report that the pandemic has made them more open to trying new forms of payment online, with
With 23 March 2021 marking a year since the official start of lockdown in the UK, impartial price and product comparison site, PriceSpy, has examined UK shopping habits over the past year. This reveals UK shoppers have faced an average