Monday, March 30, 2020

Christmas consumer confidence crashes

Consumer confidence has fallen sharply ahead of the crucial Christmas trading period, experts have warned today. According to a poll by analysts firm Conlumino,...

High street sales down 0.2% last month

Footfall levels across the UK fell last month as bad weather swept the UK, driving like-for-like (LFL) high street sales down 0.2 pert cent...

Government proposes 45p minimum alcohol unit price

The Government has proposed a minimum price of 45p per unit of alcohol and a ban on multi-buy offers as part of a Home...

Comment: The growing popularity of pop-ups

No-one is a stranger to a pop-up store. You‘ll find them on the high street, in shopping centres, train stations, even bars or pubs;...

Consumer confidence rockets 8 points

Consumer confidence has rocketed this month, up eight points to -22, the highest reading in 18 months, figures released today reveal. According to the...

Retail sales continue to grow

Retail sales volumes grew year-on-year for the third consecutive month in November, according to new figures, welcome news in the crucial run-up to Christmas....

Comment: Building long-term brand relationships

Two weeks ago my wife and I had our first child – Esther. We are already thinking about the things we‘ll do together as...

Town Centres First policy failing, warns BCSC

Government promises to put Town Centres First are not being delivered by cash-strapped local councils, the British Council of Shopping Centres (BSCS) has said...

Poundland launches 100 new grocery lines

Discount retailer Poundland has launched over 100 new grocery lines as it seeks to strengthen its position within the increasingly competitive grocery market, it...

Mums’ financial optimism falls 10%

British mums‘ confidence in their family finances and quality of life has plummeted 10 per cent to -18 per cent over the last year,...

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Whitepaper: Luxury Retailers and Traffic Data

Insights for seamless store experiences Luxury retail is undergoing a transformation. The physical store is shifting from transactional to experiential. In luxury retail, customers demand personalised...