At an event held today at the London School of Economics (LSE), pan-European dairy cooperative Arla Foods will warn that if the findings of a LSE report prove true, non-tariff barriers to trade and restricted access to labour after Brexit
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Online retailers across the UK have noticed a surge in traffic after dark, with night time visitors increasing by 26%, and a general lift in purchases of 17% on average, according to a new survey investigating the impact of the
Amazon has stepped up its war for the living room this Prime Day. In its mission to put an Amazon sales assistant in every home, we have already seen heavy discounts across its Echo range.
The UK’s biggest grocery retailers are significantly reducing their product ranges to compete with discounter challengers, according to new research.
Joint research by Clicktale and researchers from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania has uncovered the existence of a distinct psychology prompted by the use of smartphones – a ‘mobile mindset’. This unique emotional and cognitive mindset is
Over a fifth of Brits (22%) plan to watch the World Cup final on their smartphones and tablet computers this Sunday. That’s according to new research from Experience Analytics firm Clicktale, which examines the types of content that most appeal to
New research released today by Adyen, the payments platform of choice for many of the world’s leading companies, reveals that long queues are the biggest turn-off for UK shoppers, costing retailers up to £12 billion each year in potential sales
Salesforce, the global leader in CRM, today announced the next generation of Service Cloud Einstein, combining the world’s #1 CRM with guided processes and powerful artificial intelligence to transform the customer service experience. Companies can now leverage Einstein Bots for
The Swedish clothing giant, H&M, tops the list of the world's most popular brands, according to internet search data compiled by SEMrush.
Prime Day is not just for Amazon, new research has revealed. Brand new figures from across CJ Affiliate’s global network reveal that from 2016 to 2017, across the two days of Prime Day retailers globally saw an average year on
The current discussion about business rates in the retail sector is an important topic and a hot-potato being considered by the Treasury. However, seeking to tax the digital economy more punitively will do little to save the high street and
Data from Barclaycard, which sees nearly half of the nation’s credit and debit card transactions, shows that non-essential spending grew 5.5%, its best performance since October 2016.
Making it to the semi-finals of the World Cup hasn’t just made winners out of the England team. Retailers too are cashing in on the astronomic rise in national pride, with official partners being top of the pile. While some
Discount retailers have elevated their copycat brands to an art form that is celebrated in advertising campaigns and gives other brands a real run for their money. Should premium brands just be flattered, or do they have grounds to start
"What's the weather going to be like tomorrow?" "Play a Rolling Stones song" "What meetings do I have today?" These are just some of the most common requests made to smart voice assistants such as Amazon Echo (Alexa) and Google
Anxieties over automation are reaching new heights, with new figures from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) showing that 46 per cent of jobs are likely to be “significantly affected” over the next 20 years. But organisations looking
Fluent Commerce, the cloud-native order management company that enables omnichannel retailers to out-convenience their competitors, has released the results from its latest consumer research, revealing that the majority (73%) of Generation Z still shop in-store.
A survey of over 500 consumers across the UK by marketing technology company Wiraya, has revealed the average UK consumer is happy to spend in excess of £195 in an order through voice technology, rising to £232 in the case
New research reveals retail technology downtime is leaving one in three UK shoppers unable to complete their purchase. The research, commissioned by smart locker technology and field service solutions provider ByBox, exposes the knock-on effects of retail device downtime and
Amazon is now offering employees transgender resources, including guidance for transgender employees and a toolkit for their managers, co-workers and HR personnel for Amazon offices and fulfilment centres across the country.
Sales volumes for Britain’s independent retailers in the past 12 months were 20% higher than the global average, according to data from retail management software leader Vend. This insight comes from Vend’s first Retail Benchmarks Report launched today, which compared
Sales of beard care products, such as beard oils, have risen by 226% in the last three years and are now worth almost £5 million (52w/e 19 May 2018) to UK stores, according to analysis from IRI, a leading provider
The retail sector is currently facing a series of challenges, with some being longstanding and familiar, and others brought by more recent geopolitical and technological developments. With daily developments on the bricks vs clicks contest and increasing numbers of store
Providing quality unique experiences to consumers and ensuring online and offline presences are joined up will be vital to the future of many retailers in the coming years, according to a new report analysing trends in the sector.
With the England team kicking off its World Cup campaign against Tunisia this evening, the UK retail sector will be hoping for a business ‘bonanza’, with fans indulging in the likes of beers and pizza whilst watching the TV in