One in 10 shoppers plan to burn the midnight oil to bag a Black Friday bargain this year. One in four confess they are gearing up to shop from work, as the deal frenzy takes hold, according to new research
The number of leading UK retailers that see Black Friday as an unprofitable and unsustainable promotion has doubled over the last 12 months – rising sharply from almost a third (32%) in 2015 to almost two thirds (61%) in 2016. However,
With Black Friday on the horizon, IMRG and Barclaycard have teamed up to launch a mini report advising small businesses on how to make the most of the peak trading period. Businesses of all sizes will be thinking of how to
With European e-commerce sales hitting £346.9bnin 2015 and expected to pass £380.9bn this year, managed cloud provider Rackspace is encouraging retailers to start acting now to prepare their websites for the infamous Black Friday and seasonal sales period. Despite many
Black Friday: new visitors drive up to 94% of revenue but returning shoppers less likely for some sectors, Qubit finds
The latest research from data-first customer experience pioneer Qubit has revealed the true impact of Black Friday on retailers.
Global ecommerce consultancy Salmon has advised retailers to start preparing for five days of peak trading in November. The digital commerce expert that correctly predicted the first £1bn online shopping day for Black Friday 2015 now predicts an extension to
MasterCard SpendingPulse data today revealed that UK retail sales ended the year on a healthy note as spending continued to grow 2.1% in the critical nine weeks to Christmas, versus 2.2% for the full year.
UK retail is papering over the cracks of a disappointing Christmas, says Knight Frank’s head of retail research
Stephen Springham, head of Knight Frank retail research, questions the merits of retailers' Christmas trading statements for providing an insight on profitability
Sixty-three per cent of shoppers in Great Britain bought items for themselves on Black Friday, 30% did this whilst buying Christmas gifts for others, according to YouGov online research commissioned by commerce agency Ampersand. A third only bought items for
Consumer spending falls to 18-month low ahead of Black Friday, before shoppers rush online to take advantage of discounts, Barclaycard finds
Consumers chose to shop online rather than brave the crowds on Black Friday, according to data from Barclaycard, which processes nearly half of all UK card transactions. Online spending rocketed compared to the same time last year, seeing an uplift
Predictions of slower momentum in Black Friday sales have been confirmed as MasterCard SpendingPulse data shows that growth of UK retail sales for the day dropped from 23.6% in 2014 to just 8.7% this year.
Experian-IMRG have now released actual online spend figures of £1.1bn for Black Friday. This is a 36% increase on 2014.
Game, BHS and Topshop enjoy biggest footfall increases on Black Friday, Wi-Fi provider Devicescape reports
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.
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.
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
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
Smart technology can enhance the retail experience and reduce chaos on days like Black Friday, says Digital Reality
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.
Voucherbox.co.uk: fewer than one in 10 shoppers to hit high as Black Friday bargain hunters shop online
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
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
Liam McElroy, managing director of retail at Wincanton, considers the implications for Black Friday in the UK Black Friday is back. And this time everyone knows what's coming. Launched in the UK just five years ago, it is thought the
London’s West End prepares for the £100m Friday – with £200m expected to be spent across ‘Black Friday’ weekend
Retailers across London’s West End are preparing for a Black Friday rush which is set to see nearly £100m spent in the area in just 24 hours. The day is expected to be the biggest trading day so far in