Tuesday, December 12, 2017
fastest growing companies

Gucci, PrettyLittleThing and Louis Vuitton dominate fastest growing companies list

Fashion retailers have secured the top three positions in 2017’s fastest growing companies list, beating companies like Netflix and KFC.

Only one in three retailers optimistic about Black Friday

Only one in three retailers are optimistic about their Black Friday business prospects this year, despite predictions average spend will rise nine per cent.
Physical media

Physical media overtakes digital in popularity

Physical entertainment has overtaken digital as the UK’s format of choice driven by growing popularity with 18-24-year olds.
Chinese online shoppers

55% of Chinese shoppers buy British

55 per cent of Chinese online shoppers purchase goods from the UK as goods are perceived to be “of premium quality”.
Halloween

Halloween sales growth set to slow amid tightening budgets

Halloween sales growth is expected to slow to 1.7 per cent this year despite an increase in retailers who have traditionally not sold themed goods entering the market.
community shopping centres

Community shopping centres attract 5x as many shoppers as large centres

New research has revealed that confirmed the importance of community shopping centres in the retail sector, with 78 per cent of shoppers visiting one at least once a week.
school uniform

Discount shoppers shift from Labour diehards to Tory voters

Aldi and Lidl shoppers are now more likely to vote Conservative, despite coming from strong Labour areas in the 2010 election, according to a new survey.
House of Fraser

House of Fraser named best multichannel retailer

House of Fraser is the best high street retailer that also sells online in the UK, according to a new report.
grocery market share

Big 4’s market share growth overshadowed by Aldi & Lidl

The latest grocery market share figures show that while the Big 4 collectively grew by 1.6 per cent, Aldi and Lidl together grew at their fastest rate since January 2015.
Shop prices

Cost of grocery on the up despite continuing fall in overall shop prices

Figures released today show that while overall shop prices continue to fall year-on-year, the cost of buying food continues to become more expensive thanks to inflation.

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