The ONS has reported that men working as sales and retail assistants were found to have raised rates of death involving COVID-19. Sofie Willmott, lead analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers her view on this news:
A significant increase in the total prevalence of PTSD is expected globally amid the COVID-19 pandemic - with the risk for women being twice as high as men, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. GlobalData’s latest report, ‘Post-Traumatic Stress
Despite COVID-19 lockdown wiping off US$420bn from China’s retail market, rebounding sentiment will boost H2 spend, say analysts
The COVID-19 lockdown and the disruption to retail is expected to wipe off ¥3.0 trillion (US$420bn) from China’s retail market in 2020, causing a 1.8% fall in retailer sales in 2020 over 2019. This compares with pre-COVID growth estimates of
Significant shift in alcohol channels to change pubs and bars industry for years to come, says GlobalData
As the UK lockdown continues into its fifth week, and both the start and end-dates of the quarantine seem to get further away, the impact on the UK’s pubs and nightlife sector is having to be continually reassessed. In terms
Covid-19 threatens foodservice operators with almost half of consumers cooking more at home, says GlobalData
Forty three per cent of consumers globally say they are spending more time cooking at home during the COVID crisis, which is hindering demand for takeaway services, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
Sales opportunities for non-food retailers are scarce amid the COVID-19 pandemic as lockdowns are enforced and non-essential stores remain temporarily closed. However, with 59.8% of consumers globally using salons and spas for treatments, the desire to replicate salon treatments at
Global fashion players operating stores in Europe’s shopping centres and high streets will be demanding, even enforcing in some countries such as Spain, rent holidays over the next few months as COVID-19 continues to take a greater hold, says GlobalData,
Clothing suppliers are currently facing a barrage of cancelled orders, but care needs to be taken to ensure they do not turn to unregistered subcontractors with a high risk of labour abuses and poor factory safety once business resumes, says
Following the news from the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) that six in ten UK firms have no more than three months of cash left; Luke Gowland, thematic analyst atGlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view:
US COVID-19 cases projected to increase 65% as risk of transmission likely to surpass Italy and Spain, says GlobalData
In the key markets most heavily affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19), case trends are expected to follow a low-risk forecast, with the exception of the US, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
With the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic putting a stop to all non-essential travel, technology is now taking a front seat in communication between clothing brands and their suppliers, writes GlobalData.
The impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) will wipe £12.6bn from retail sales this year, according to preliminary forecasts by GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. This is equivalent to more than Aldi’s total UK sales last year.
Following the recent news that sporting events are being cancelled in light of the Coronavirus outbreak, Conrad Wiacek, head of analysis and consulting at Sportcal, a GlobalData company, offers his view on esports capitalising on the gaps in the sporting
Focus on smaller firms leaves retail chains pinning hopes on ‘fundamental’ review of business rates, says GlobalData
Following the UK Government’s budget announcement today (Wednesday 11 March); Patrick O’Brien, UK retail research director at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view: “A restructure of business rates to reduce the disproportionate burden on retail
Disruption and uncertainty remain the biggest challenges facing apparel brands, retailers and their global supply chains heading into the new decade. Unpredictable and fast-moving changes to tariffs and trade, pressure to make smarter and faster decisions and demands for new
Waitrose and John Lewis integration must be delicately implemented to avoid disruption, says GlobalData
Following the news that the John Lewis Partnership (JLP) plans to streamline operations by consolidating its food and non-food divisions and narrowing its senior management team, Thomas Brereton, retail analyst for GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his
In the last two years the athleisure trend has risen to a whole new level as the demand for comfort, performance and style drives the need of having a multifunctional wardrobe. 68% of consumers who purchased sport clothing for exercise
Following today’s release of DFS H1 figures for FY2018/19, Matt Walton, senior retail analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘The upholstery market leader finished 2018 on a high with an impressive performance across the board; revenues
Following today’s release of John Lewis & Partners FY figures for 2018/19, Zoe Mills, retail analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘For the sixth year in a row, the John Lewis Partnership has cut staff bonuses
Following today’s release of Tesco figures for Q3 FY2018/19 and the 2018 Christmas trading period, Thomas Brereton, Retail Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘Tesco began its 2019 centenary celebrations with a commendable set of Q3
Following today’s release of Morrisons figures for the 2018 Christmas trading period, Thomas Brereton, retail analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘As the first of the Big Four supermarkets to release Christmas results, Morrisons announced marginally
Following today’s release of Dunelm Q2 figures for FY2018/19, Hannah Thomson, senior retail analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘Speculation that the pre-Christmas trading period was one of the toughest in recent years for many UK
Premium lines provide festive cheer for Aldi, the UK’s fastest growing supermarket, says GlobalData
Following today’s release of Aldi Christmas 2018 figures for the seven days ending December 23, Thomas Brereton, retail analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘Discounter titan Aldi has kicked off this year’s Christmas results from the
Following today’s release of Next figures for the 2018 Christmas trading period, Sofie Willmott, senior retail analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘Although positive full price sales at Next over the vital Christmas period may ease
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