Wednesday, January 23, 2019
December shop prices

December shop prices rise despite festive discounting

Shop prices rose at their highest rate since 2013 in December, despite a campaign of heavy discounting from retailers.

Retailers & staff remain unaware of Apprenticeship Levy

New research has revealed that over half of employers and employees in retail businesses are failing to grasp the Apprenticeship Levy, indicating that businesses...

“Takeback Wednesday” expects 80% returns increase

Return transactions are predicted to increase by 80 per cent on the first working day of the year as Brits scurry to offload unwanted...

Footfall rises in last week of 2018

UK retail enjoyed a 1.1 per cent year-on-year uptick in footfall in the last week of December.
Social Media

Majority of British shoppers don’t trust social influencers

A large majority of UK shoppers are mistrustful of social influencers despite young shoppers admitting they are influenced.

Brits to splash £6bn over Christmas & Boxing Day

UK consumers are expected to splurge £6 billion over Christmas and Boxing Day. According to a study by VoucherCodes and Centre for Retail Research, a...
high street jobs

150,000 high street jobs lost in 2018

Nearly 150,000 jobs have been lost and 20,000 outlets closed this year on the UK's embattled high streets.

Begbies Traynor warns 30,000 retailers in “significant” financial distress

More than 30,000 retailers are in “significant” financial distress during the peak Christmas trading period, according to Begbies Traynor. The insolvency firm found 8500 of...

Super Saturday footfall disappoints: “discounting a real issue”

While retailers held out for a so-called "Super Saturday" to bring a last-minute boost to Christmas sales, the latest footfall figures found shoppers kept...
Primark Belfast

Belfast retail bounces back after Primark fire

Beflast is experiencing a welcome surge in footfall after the recent Primark fire.

Feature Resource

The Psychology Of Ecommerce

New Year, New You, New eCommerce Tactics? It's far from unusual to see sales slump after the holidays. The beginning of a new year often...