While overall supermarket sales are down, UK shoppers are spending more on Spirits in the run up to Christmas, according to the latest retail data from global insight leader IRI. Figures from IRI’s Retail Advantage, which measures major UK grocery
MetaPack, a global leader in e-commerce delivery management, expects the last weekend before Christmas to result in record parcel volumes as shoppers catch-up with their festive shopping.
With countless online shoppers awaiting a flurry of deliveries in time for Christmas, many could sadly be left disappointed with damaged or faulty goods. However, despite the UK’s reputation as a nation of complainers, research from Equifax reveals that only
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
With the first few doors of advent calendars open, our attention rapidly turns to buying Christmas presents for friends and family. New research from retail marketing company Destination CMS has discovered that on average Britons will spend £570 each
Whether it’s a sniff of cinnamon, the aroma of roast turkey or a hint of warm mince pies, everyone has their favourite smell to tell them that Christmas has arrived. With the festive season almost upon us, a new study
Four fifths of parents struggle to get hold of the toys their child wants at Christmas, Blue Yonder reports
Research by predictive analytics firm Blue Yonder has found the pressures on parents to get the must-have toys are rising, with 78% of parents admitting to either feeling stressed, disappointed or angry at not being able to get their hands
UK shoppers will spend £20.3bn on groceries over the festive period, an increase of 1.4% on the £20bn spent in 2014, according to the latest forecasts from IGD.
Craig Teich, executive vice president of global sales, Connexity, has 10 top tips to increasing retail sales at Christmas time
Supermarkets have plenty to play for as a third remain undecided where to do their Christmas food shopping, says Bridgethorne
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
Demandware, an industry-leading provider of enterprise cloud commerce solutions, has predicted steady growth in digital commerce for the Christmas shopping season.
McDonald’s UK marks the beginning of its festive promotion with a fun new campaign that’ll see the British public encouraged to dust off their vocal chords and embrace the festive spirit.
Retailers across London’s West End are preparing for the Christmas rush by launching Dropit – the new shopping service that allows shoppers to have all their bags delivered to their door, on the same day, in one drop – anywhere in the UK. Dropit
Andrew Fowkes, head of retail centre of excellence, SAS UK & Ireland, on why this is the most unpredictable time of the year for retailers and what they can do to make the most of it Once upon a time, the festive
New independent research unveiled today by Temando, a leading shipping and fulfilment software platform for commerce, has revealed that UK retailers aren’t well prepared to deal with some of the most important shipping challenges in the run-up to Christmas. The
CitySprint, the UK’s largest same day distribution company, has announced that it intends to take on hundreds of additional couriers in the run up to the festive season. Last year’s festive period was a busy one for CitySprint, with the last
Two fifths of UK shoppers plan to get involved on Black Friday, despite retailer scale backs, Savvy survey shows
New research investigating UK household shoppers’ plans for Black Friday 2015 has been launched by leading retail and shopper marketing agency, Savvy. The survey reviews shopper feedback from Black Friday 2014 and unveils their spending plans around the event this year. Catherine Shuttleworth, CEO at Savvy,
Florette is preparing for the festive season by adding some feelgood sparkle to itsClassic Crispy range. From 7 to 24 December 2015, bags of Florette Classic Crispy will feature a limited edition Christmas design to inspire salad shoppers throughout the festive period. Elaine Smith,
MetaPack, a global leader in e-commerce delivery technology, is using its data analysis and market insight to forecast a significant and strategic change during this year’s ‘Peak Period’. Whilst parcel volumes are predicted to reach record numbers over the Black Friday weekend and
The UK’s fastest growing major parcel delivery company DPD has revealed its plans for handling an anticipated record number of parcels between Black Friday and the January sales. Preparations for Peak 2015 began in January in partnership with DPD’s business
The overall festive budget is getting bigger as the UK plans a £16.5bn Christmas shopping spree, up by 2.5% on last year’s Christmas spending, according to research from e-commerce partner Webloyalty. Indeed, despite retailers kick starting their Christmas advertising campaigns
Stella Artois has launched a ‘Give Beautifully’ holiday campaign, which is designed to make the holidays even more magical. Originally crafted as a holiday gift and named after the Christmas star, Stella Artois will host a number of activities in the off-trade through
House of Fraser is the UK’s most prepared department store online, ahead of the Christmas shopping period, according to a study by commerce agency Ampersand. Its flexible fulfilment options, including same day delivery in London and Birmingham, locker collection services
Netto, the Scandinavian discounter, is to sell a sustainably-sourced Whole Cooked Lobster for £4.50 as part of its Christmas range this festive season, making it the cheapest sustainable lobster in the UK this year. On Saturday, Lidl claimed a market first with
Can TK Maxx rekindle the spirit of neighbourliness this Christmas? That’s the ambition of Love Your Neighbour, the new Christmas gifting campaign unveiled today by labels-for-less retailer TK Maxx. The uplifting 60-, 40- and 30-second spots are claimed to go beyond the