Electronics retailer Game, department store BHS and fashion retailer Topshop enjoyed some of the biggest increases in footfall on Black Friday, according to smartphone connection data analysed by Wi-Fi platform provider Devicescape.
PCA Predict’s Big Data Labs reveals that shoppers across the UK made sure they were online the moment it turned into Cyber Monday with 176% rise in e-commerce activity between midnight and 1am today compared to an average shopping day
Craig Teich, executive vice president of global sales, Connexity, has 10 top tips to increasing retail sales at Christmas time
High street stores remain the cornerstone for British retailing success as nearly half (47 %) of UK shoppers say it’s more important for them to shop in store during the Christmas holidays, compared to other times of the year. Despite
Traffic to the major UK online retail sites saw a year-on year decrease by almost 11% compared to Black Friday last year, according to findings from global leader in digital analytics, SimilarWeb.
Royal Mail has confirmed the top 10 towns and cities where the most online shopping took place on Black Friday 2015, Friday 27 November 2015.
Eagle Eye, a leading SaaS technology company that validates and redeems digital promotions in real-time and Buyapowa, the referral marketing software platform, have forged a new partnership to help retailers drive traffic instore through social media referrals online and on
New research suggests the retail multiples have a lot to play for in the run up to Christmas with a third of shoppers saying they remain undecided as to where they will do their main Christmas food shopping.
The Bridgethorne Shopper
Halo Wipes manufacturer, Nice-Pak International, has achieved its goal of sending zero waste to landfill at one of its UK sites.
As a result of Black Friday, 22m parcels (worth over £1bn) will be home delivered over the next week. A staggering 2.2m of these potential Christmas presents will not arrive when the retailer promises.
During the Christmas period, 17m parcels
For the first time in its 13-year history, premium hand-cooked crisp brand Tyrrells is launching an advertising campaign to raise awareness and drive further brand growth within the UK.
A new Julian Charles home store opened in Fleetwood last week.
The former Rectella store has undergone a massive makeover and reopened its doors to customers last Friday 20 November.
Spitfire Gold, a new light golden ale from Britain’s oldest brewer, Shepherd Neame, is now available in a 500ml bottle (abv 4.3%).
Personally, I doubt whether retailers will have either the time or inclination to read the advice about Black Friday that's being heaped upon them from every quarter. Surely, there's a more productive way to channel these insights and analytics into
Ricky Cooper, VP EMEA & APAC, Digital Realty, believes smart technologies can be provide a boost to Black Friday sales events and help to mitigate chaos
Last year shoppers in the UK spent £810m on Black Friday. Predictions are that the
Black Friday deals spell the death of January sales as we know them, warns Elizabetta Camilleri, London Business School MBA graduate and founder of SalesGossip. Retailers who are late to the party will face a bleak January.
Boursin (the Bel Group) and their agency, Young & Rubicam Paris, have decided to put on a “marvelous spread” for the end of the year.
By means of a new European campaign – launching in the UK as of 1
A survey of UK shoppers has found that only 6.5% of people intend to spend their money on the high street on the last payday weekend before Christmas, with the majority looking to focus their bargain hunting online on Black
Stephen Springham, head of retail research, Knight Frank, claims Black Friday is really just a glorified promotion day
The Chartman Group, with the support of recycling programme provider Every Can Counts, has introduced drinks can recycling facilities at its award-winning flagship petrol forecourt as part of a pilot scheme for the forecourt sector.
During the busy period leading up to Christmas, it’s important for retailers to be extra vigilant when selling age restricted products – especially as some items will be in particular demand over the festive period.
Tony Allen, managing director of Under
Leading Welsh brewer and hospitality retailer S.A. Brain & Co has agreed an £85m funding package, jointly provided by Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking and HSBC Corporate Banking.
The funding constitutes a re-financing of the company’s existing debt and provides the necessary
Spar staff from the North West of England came together to support Operation Christmas Child.
On Tuesday 24 November, over 30 staff from 13 Blakemore Retail Spar stores a division of AF Blakemore donated over 300 hours in one day to
Britons’ fondness for a bargain will drive this year’s Black Friday weekend to new heights, but MasterCard SpendingPulse analysis of UK retail sales shows momentum slowing for the promotional shopping weekend and sales growth halving from 13% in 2014 to
Black Friday 2015 will see nearly £1.9bn of sales rung up in UK shops and online, but a study from Worldpay’s Insight Services team suggests the bargain frenzy may be built on a ‘false economy’ which could see some retailers