Back to school

Back-to-school spend set to reach £1.7bn

Brits are expected to £1.7 billion on back to school items this year, with the market set to grow by 1.5 per cent year-on-year
The British Retail Consortium has proposed a new Distributor Take-back Scheme.It has called for the Government to ensure sustainable progress in the retail industry continues to accelerate.

August sales at a “new low” as high street crisis strikes

Retail sales in the UK have dropped to a “new low” during the month of August, according to the latest BRC-KPMG sales figures
Tesco named as YouGov's Ad of the month UK thanks to new campaign.

Tesco wins YouGov’s Ad of the Month UK

This August, Tesco earned YouGov's Ad of the month with the highest uplift in Ad Awareness of brand in the UK.
GFK Consumer Confidence Index: Declines across all measures in August

August consumer confidence weakens amid pre-Brexit nerves

Consumer confidence waned across all measures this month as pre-Brexit nerves took its toll on Brits.
New figures from eBay have revealed that Brits are giving more to charity year on year in the lead up to the festive season. eBay data shows donations from its UK community of sellers and buyers to good causes spike in November and December.

Ebay calls for SMEs to have a bigger voice on trade negotiations

Ebay has called for the UK’s small and medium-sized businesses to have a bigger voice when it comes to future trade negotiations.
In 2025, consumer values will change, Stores will relocate from the traditional high street department stores will lose influence

Retail think tank warns on future of department stores

A leading retail think tank has issued a warning about the future of department stores and its place on the high street.
Diversity Inclusivity models

71% Brits prefer retailers select diverse models for marketing campaigns

A total of 71 per cent of clothing shoppers in the UK have said that they would prefer it if retailers selected a more diverse
YouGov’s brand health rankings dominated by retailers: John Lewis, Ikea and M&S

John Lewis tops YouGov’s brand health rankings for 2nd year running

John Lewis has retained its #1 spot on YouGov’s brand health rankings, scoring well ahead of other retailers like M&S and Ikea.
BRC Nielsen Shop Price Index: "Stiff" competition, weak consumer spending keeps prices down

Stiff competition, weak consumer spending keeps shop prices down

Consumers benefited from the fastest drop in shop prices in August in more than a year, according to new figures.
High street shopping Snag plus size

75% plus size women “hate” high street shopping

New research has found that 75 per cent of women "hate" shopping on the high street due to a lack of size inclusivity.

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What the High Street will look like after Covid-19

Survival of the fittest: How the High Street will evolve after the crisis Wondering what the High Street is going to look like after lockdown...