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
Seven-in 10 independent retailers reopen but concerns remain over pace of high street recovery, American Express reports
Over seven in 10 (72%) independent retailers that closed their doors in March plan to reopen in mid-June (where they are allowed to do so), according to research from American Express.
Forty per cent of small business owners say they have made changes to their business to make it look more appealing on social media, according to research by American Express.
It’s 100 days to Christmas on 16 September and Santa’s sack is already filling up as 24% of Brits – equating to 13 million across the UK have started their festive shopping for 2019 according to research from American Express.
Being the host can be egg-spensive. Over the Easter weekend break Brits will spend an average £127 each hosting festive gatherings, reveals new research from American Express. This equates to over £861 million across the nation.
Christmas might be over for another year, but research from American Express reveals that Brits just can’t get enough of the festive season as it tops the chart as the biggest expenditure of the year for UK shoppers. Over the
Whether it’s a stocking to fill or the mission to purchase that one perfect present, as a principal supporter of Small Business Saturday, American Express is rewarding Cardmembers for shopping at their local small businesses this December.
Independent coffee shops are in the black according to research by the American Express Shop Small campaign, which reveals the category is set to grow faster than ever in coming years. Almost 500 new independent coffee bars opened their doors
British dog owners now spend a total of £12 billion on their pets every year, according to research by American Express. What’s more, there has been a marked increase in recent years as a result of both average spend per hound
With the UK experiencing record breaking temperatures this summer, new research from American Express shows over 40 million UK adults (77%) will stay at home over the August bank holiday weekend and plan to spend £104 each – equating to
Research released by American Express shows the extent of consumer loyalty to small businesses, with UK consumers willing to make a 36 mile round-trip to visit their favourite independent businesses, and 85% willing to go out of their way to
British dog owners estimate they spend an average of £1,252 annually on their pet, equating to over £10.64bn across the country as a whole according to research from American Express. Some of the principal beneficiaries of the rise in spending have
Millennials are more likely to be brand-loyal than other age groups but expect more personalisation in their interactions with businesses, according to new research from American Express. The research was part of a new American Express initiative that saw the company
Nearly a third of businesses no longer use vouchers to attract customers, American Express research shows
Retailers are increasing their use of offers and promotions this year but are moving away from vouchers in favour of simple money-off promotions, according to new research* from American Express.
Loyal customers may be hard to come by in today’s Christmas retail landscape – but they could be more important than ever in determining the success of seasonal offers programmes. While received wisdom says today’s consumers may be bombarded with offers
Christmas: ‘tis the season to be jolly, but for small shop owners this happiness depends on custom from the nation’s gift hunters. According to data analysis commissioned by American Express and undertaken by the Centre for Economics and Business Research
Building on the huge success of 2013 and 2014, Small BusinessSaturday is returning to the UK for its third year on 5 December 2015. A day to celebrate the quality and diversity of the nation’s independent businesses, Small Business Saturday is now one of
American Express and Best Buy have announced the launch of a new e-commerce technology integration that enables US Card Members enrolled in the Membership Rewards program to use their points for online purchases on BestBuy.com. Card Members can use their Membership Rewards points
Plenti, the first US-based loyalty coalition, has announced the programme is now available to consumers online at Plenti.com and at thousands of partner retail locations including AT&T, Exxon, Macy’s, Mobil, Nationwide, Rite Aid, Direct Energy, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Hulu. Plenti, a programme operated by American Express, offers members numerous ways to earn points and
Consumers across the UK came out in force to support the UK’s second Small Business Saturday on 6 December 2014, according to the campaign’s organisers. 16.5m people were reported to have shopped in small independent businesses on the day, representing a 20%
Mobile phone giant O2 has become the latest corporate name to throw its support behind Small Business Saturday, the UK’s first dedicated day focused on small businesses, which will take place on 7 December 2013. Championed in the UK by Chuka Umunna, the
A new company, Worth, claims to be breathing new life into the high street by creating direct-to-consumer retail for well-known brands and re-inventing the ‘pop-up shop’ concept from mere PR stunt to a profitable business investment. It’s the brainchild of
American Express has joined the UK Gift Card & Voucher Association (UKGCVA), the trade body representing the UK’s £4bn voucher, gift card and stored value solutions industry. Globoforce, a provider of cloud-based social recognition solutions, and PeopleValue, a provider of card-based, loyalty and benefits
Londoners’ online fashion spend is growing steadily, according to new figures from Business Insights, the data analytics arm of American Express. Business Insights found Londoners increased their online fashion spending by 11% in the first half of 2012 compared to the same period
WorldPay, a global leader in payment processing, risk and alternative payments, is hosting the inaugural [re]THINK [e]COMMERCE event in Budapest, joined by top payment and fraud experts to discuss the latest developments in the e-commerce industry. The conference, taking place on 11-13 June