On the back of explosive growth in online shopping since March 2020, consumers are more worried than ever that their data will be hacked and used for purposes of which they are unaware, leading to a negative impact on purchasing,
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New analysis from Experian has charted the changing shape of the business population since 2016. The data offers a unique snapshot into the current health of British business by sector and identifies growth areas which could flourish in the future.
A good Google review rating from customers is more important for restaurants, and more likely to draw in more customers, than a good health and safety rating, according to new research from Durham University Business School.
Grocery sales dip from pandemic highs but football provides big business for retailers, Kantar reports
The latest figures from Kantar show take-home grocery sales fell by 5.1% during the 12 weeks to 11 July 2021. Despite this year-on-year decline, sales are still strong compared with pre-pandemic times and shoppers spent £3 billion more on groceries
Latest data from Retail Experts Springboard reveals that footfall across UK retail destinations rose by +0.9% last week from the week before. The uplift varied across the three destination types with all of the increase coming from high streets where
In preparation for the reopening of their buildings, four-fifths (83%) of UK businesses have either already implemented clean air technology (52%) or plan to in the next twelve months (31%), according to a new research report from Johnson Controls.
Future plc, the global platform for specialist media, has today released findings on predicted consumer shopping trends and expenditure for Black Friday and Christmas 2021, which follows its post-lockdown purchasing analysis in March 2021. The research reveals 82% of Brits
A good corner shop is now more important to Brits than the local pub, according to a new survey.
A survey has found that almost half of the UK’s workforce is not ready to return to work, with many being anxious or deeply concerned.
Despite the Euros gripping the nation, the football failed to boost footfall last week, Springboard reports
Footfall in UK retail destinations rose by just +0.6% last week following a flat result the week before. There were marginal gains in retail parks and shopping centres of +1.4% and +1.3%, but in high streets there was no increase
Marcus Rashford’s feet have been named the ‘most valuable’ still playing in Euro 2020 and fifth place overall – worth £883,008 annually in the UK market alone. The England star attracts a search every 137 minutes from consumers for his Nike boots.
Increasing concerns about rising inflation have contributed to a small dip in shopper confidence, according to the latest Shopper Confidence Index from IGD.
New research shows that half (48%) of Baby Boomers are dyed-in-the-wool brand loyalists when it comes to buying games and their add-ons. And despite fifteen months of dipping in and out of lockdowns, more than nine in ten (92%) Boomers
A new survey of craft bakers on bread buying habits, conducted in April, has highlighted some positive changes to shoppers’ bread buying habits over the last year, as well as the types of bread proving most popular amongst consumers.
Over a quarter of spend in the UK is via Amazon – but 70% of shoppers want them to pay more taxes, survey shows
As COVID-19 restrictions ease in many parts of the world and non-essential retail in England reopens on July 19th, Wunderman Thompson Commerce’s Future Shopper Report 2021 – which surveyed over 28,000 consumers across 17 countries on their current and future
Out-of-stocks fall as retail reopens, but unavailable stock still accounts for almost a fifth of UK retailers’ inventory, OneStock’s data warns
Inventory availability has improved, with out-of-stocks falling by 8% since retail reopened, data from OneStock, the modern and agile Order Management System (OMS) provider for omnichannel retail, reveals. However, with unavailable stock still making up almost a fifth of
New research has revealed the number of UK customers experiencing service issues has risen to its highest level since 2009.
UK shoppers say high prices and product confusion stop them shopping more sustainably, EY survey finds
UK consumers’ interest in sustainable products has risen significantly, according to the latest EY Future Consumer Index, with more than a quarter (28%) saying they have increased their purchase of sustainable products over the course of the pandemic and a
New data from Quotezone.co.uk, a leading price comparison platform, shows that demand for office space has made a partial U-turn in the first five months of this year, following a sharp decline during the height of the pandemic.
UK logistics sector continues to reach new heights with third record-breaking quarter in 18 months, CBRE reports
Take-up of UK logistics space in Q2 2021 surpassed the record level of take-up achieved in Q3 2020 of 13.3m sq ft to reach a total of 15.4m sq ft, marking the third record-breaking quarter in the past 18 months,
Retail space requirements to decline but physical stores will remain vital for many sectors, CBRE reports
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