Consumer spending grew by 1.7% year-on-year in July – representing a decline in real terms when accounting for inflation – following similarly muted figures in May and June.
Festival commerce set to boom as merchants predict a 12% increase in revenue over the next five years
Research released today by Barclaycard into the spending habits of UK festival-goers, reveals that pop-up commerce presents a growing opportunity for businesses, with those selling at live events benefiting from increased revenue, improved customer engagement and longer lasting loyalty.
The 2019 Barclaycard everywoman in Retail Awards programme is now open, welcoming nominations from the industry’s exceptional talent. From the young, rising stars, to the long-standing leaders and pioneering entrepreneurs, individuals at all stages of their career journeys are invited
Consumer spending increased by 3.1% year-on-year in March, with growth picking up as Brits were encouraged by the milder weather.
New research from Barclaycard, which processes nearly half of the nation’s credit and debit card transactions, explores the pain points and milestones associated with scaling up a business – and highlights innovation as a key opportunity for growing companies.
New research from Barclaycard, which processes nearly half of the nation’s credit and debit card transactions, shows how Chief Information Officers (CIOs) are driving rapid change in UK businesses by seizing the potential of next-generation technologies. In today’s competitive business environment,
Barclays has today released a report into the UK fashion retail market using data aggregated from more than 8 million customers by its Market and Customer Insight service. Delving into the data, which covers consumer spending between July 2016 and
Data from Barclaycard, which sees nearly half of the nation’s credit and debit card transactions, shows that essential spending performed well with 6.9% year-on-year growth, bolstered by a rise in supermarket expenditure of 5.0%. As fuel prices remained at their
New research from Barclaycard, which sees nearly half of the nation’s credit and debit card transactions, shows that ‘outfit of the day’ posts have literally become just that. Almost one in 10 Brits reveal that they have bought clothes online
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.
Barclaycard partners with Travis Perkins and Toolstation to launch a new range of co-branded business credit cards
Barclaycard, which has helped make businesses successful for more than 50 years, is partnering with selected companies of the Travis Perkins Group to launch a new range of co-branded business credit cards. The rollout of the new cards kicks off
Consumer spending grew 5.1 per cent year-on-year in May – the highest level recorded since April 2017 – driven by a strong rise in in-store spending (2.6 per cent).
Consumer spending increased 3.4 per cent year-on-year in April, recovering slightly from a slowdown in March (2.0 per cent), as Brits shifted their priorities from the previous month to help give spending on ‘nice-to-haves’ a boost.
Plummeting retail figures reflect critical need for better omni-channel customer experience, says Aspect Software
New figures released by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) have revealed that like-for-like retail sales in the UK in April fell by 4.2 per cent year-on-year. Alongside this, total sales in the same period were down 3.1 per cent, representing
Barclaycard has developed ‘Dine & Dash’, a new solution enabling diners to simply walk out after eating – bypassing the traditional bill-paying process – which will be unveiled with a consumer trial at high-street chain Prezzo. The launch comes in
Barclaycard has begun trialling a brand new payment concept that streamlines the way consumers buy low-value goods by allowing them to scan and pay for their shopping using their smartphone, without the need to visit a physical checkout.
As more adults buy children’s toys for themselves, Barclaycard and Smyths Toys launch aisle for ‘big kids’
Barclaycard and Smyths Toys Superstores are opening the Big Kids Aisle to beat the January blues for ‘kidults’ who love to play. The aisle of classic and modern toys was created to turn Blue Monday into Blue Funday with over
New research from Barclaycard, which processes nearly half of the nation’s credit and debit transactions, reveals that millennial hosts (aged 18-34) are set to spend on average £268 each to host Christmas. This equates to £570 million across the whole of
Retailers are tapping into increased male spending power and demand by expanding men’s sections both online and on the high street, recognising the greater variety and prominence of male fashion over recent years. New research released today by Barclaycard, which processes
Despite the growing popularity of online shopping, enhancing the in-store experience still presents a significant commercial opportunity for retailers, with conversion rates almost twice as high as in physical stores, according to new research from Barclaycard. The findings reveal that consumers
Consumer spending growth softened to 2.9 per cent year-on-year in August – below the 2017 average of 3.8 per cent – as Brits managed ‘the squeeze’ of higher inflation and subdued wage growth by shuffling their purchasing priorities. August’s figure was
Consumer spending grew by 3.5% year-on-year in July, the highest figure since April, as the cost of everyday groceries continued to push up spending in supermarkets. Shoppers reported another month of ‘feeling the squeeze’ of higher inflation and subdued wage
Barclaycard trials new ‘pocket checkout’ payment concept which cuts out shoppers’ need to visit a till
Barclaycard has begun trialling a brand new payment concept that streamlines the way consumers buy low-value goods by allowing them to scan and pay for their shopping using their smartphone, without the need to visit a physical checkout. Grab+Go transforms
Consumer spending grew 5.5% in April as inflation drives up cost of everyday essentials, Barclaycard reports
Consumer spending rose 5.5% year-on-year in April driven by inflation on essentials and a later Easter in 2017 Essential item expenditure grew 11.4%, partially due to an ‘Easter bounce’ in supermarket spending (10.3%) and another strong month for petrol (14.7%) Although meals
Supermarket contactless spending jumps 2.4 times as ‘touch and go’ becomes most popular way to pay, Barclaycard data shows
Data released by Barclaycard today as part of its latest Contactless Spending Index shows supermarket shoppers are increasingly turning to ‘touch and go’ as their payment method of choice when making purchases up to the value of £30. With all major