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Consumer spending declined 7.1% year-on-year in 2020 – as coronavirus restrictions impacted many sectors, with high-street retailers and hospitality hardest hit. Yet there were some bright spots as changing consumer behaviours spurred e-commerce growth, while the rise of the ‘insperience
With the majority of retail sales moving online this festive period due to Coronavirus, new research from the shopping comparison site, finder.com, analysed the website of 35 major retailers to reveal who saw the biggest rise and decline, in web
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With 40,000 searches made every second in the UK, totalling 3.5 billion a day, it’s no surprise that
Brits are planning to splash out £2.7bn in this year’s post-Christmas sales in a bid to treat friends and family, as well as themselves, after a challenging 2020.
Seventy two per cent of shoppers believe retailers should offer more promotions in times for financial uncertainty, according to research from XCCommerce
According to new data from PwC, which tracks daily promotional activity of 206 online retailers, there has been a slightly higher level of retail promotions this year, with activity peaking around Black Friday weekend.
Brits have put an extra £2.5bn worth of lager, wine, spirits and meat in their supermarket trollies this year as they were left unable to visit their favourite restaurants and bars, reveals new data from Nielsen for The Grocer’s annual
Pandora is revealed as one of the most cherished Christmas gifts that consumers have ever received, according to new Klarna research.
The vast majority of British consumers still think companies use too much packaging despite industry evidence showing a slight reduction in materials used to deliver products.
More than three-quarters (83%) of consumers changed how they planned, purchased and prepared their food during the first national lockdown, with over half (51%) claiming to have eaten more fruit and vegetables, according to the latest research in IGD’s Appetite
From helping to safeguard a consistent supply of food to food banks during the early days of the pandemic, to establishing a new work experience initiative for young, unemployed people, IGD has brought the food and consumer goods industry together
During the festive season, three-quarters (75%) of British consumers plan to spend the same or more as last year on the 2020 holiday season’s online events and blockbuster deals. That’s according to the latest research by Periscope® by McKinsey, based
Capgemini today announces the second of its holiday trends research, which shows that UK consumers are displaying caution in their spending this holiday season. The study has found that 76% of UK consumers have done less holiday shopping than usual.
British consumers are beginning to see the benefits of AI when shopping and interacting with brands online, but more education is needed by companies to highlight AI’s advantages - especially about how AI can reduce customer effort. This is according
Shoppers in the capital have shown the most appetite to head to the high street for their Christmas shopping, with almost half (44%) planning to shop in-store during December. This is followed by shoppers in Northern Ireland (41%) and the
Local shops and businesses are on a ‘cliff edge’ with one in 10 (11%) facing permanent closure without a successful trading period this Christmas, according to new research by small business insurer Simply Business.
dunnhumby, the global leader in customer data science, has today released the results of its fifth Consumer Pulse Survey, which explores the impact of the pandemic on the retail sector over the festive period.
Shopper confidence has hit the highest level since February, potentially reflecting the recent news of a successful vaccine roll-out over the coming months, according to the latest IGD Shopper Confidence Index.
With lockdown lifted in England and the UK returning to tiered restrictions, most non-essential retailers have reopened their doors in time for critical Christmas trading. Despite the prospect of a scaled back festive period, new analysis from PwC shows UK
Recognising the essential role small businesses continue to play in our local communities during the Covid-19 pandemic, Brits plan to spend £6.2 billion shopping small this December. Seven in 10 Brits say they will visit local shops and businesses this
The UK industry body for Direct to Consumer (DTC) retail, The Direct Selling Association, today released new data outlining significant growth in the channel in 2020. The findings come as brands including The Body Shop and Amway spoke of record
IGD has launched its new research into inclusion and diversity (I&D) in the industry, which clearly demonstrates commitment and energy to make tangible progress but also shows that there is more work to be done.
Online retail sales growth on Black Friday was very strong this year, coming in at +38%, with the full Black Friday week (defined as an eight-day period, Mon 23 – Mon 30 November) seeing growth of +30%. That figure is
Analysis by WRAP of its Recycle Now and Love Food Hate Waste websites over Christmas 2019 reveal that the UK’s commitment to recycling and preventing food being wasted intensifies during the festive season. Many households even log-on during the big
InMarket, the leader in 360-degree consumer intelligence and real-time activation, released new research on gift card purchasing ahead of the holiday season. The report, COVID-19: Gift Cards During the Holidays 2020, indicates that shoppers are spending more on gift cards,