Trends

eBay predicts a ‘Reimagined Black Friday’ as rising cost of living increases demand for non-new products

14th November 2023|Company News, Latest News, Trends|

New data from eBay UK reveals 62 percent of Gen-Zs will consider shopping pre-loved this Black Friday, with a new generation of shoppers turning to non-new and [...]

The O2 applauds strong October performance with record-breaking half-term results

10th November 2023|Company News, Latest News, Trends|

The Entertainment District and Outlet Shopping at The O2, which are owned and operated by Waterfront Limited Partnership, a joint venture between AEG and Crosstree Real Estate Partners, have [...]

Refurbished revolution as Brits buy into second-hand tech

9th November 2023|Company News, Latest News, Trends|

One in three Brits set to buy refurbished tech this winter, with pre-used electronics becoming more popular than second-hand clothing  Environmental awareness, value for money and consumer [...]

Consumer spending slowed in October amid concerns over rising energy bills and Christmas costs

8th November 2023|Company News, Latest News, Trends|

Half of Brits are cutting back on discretionary purchases to help offset rising energy bills, while October’s unseasonably warm weather delayed new clothing purchases Essential spending growth [...]

To DM, or not to DM? Brands need to earn their place in a customer’s inner circle

1st November 2023|Company News, Latest News, Trends|

41 percent would be open to communication on their personal channels, such as WhatsApp, which brands can now get right each time through AI  New research from Twilio reveals [...]

Christmas spending to hit £84.9bn – but purchases to fall 4.1 percent YoY, finds VoucherCodes.co.uk

25th October 2023|Christmas, Company News, Latest News, Trends|

UK shoppers to spend £84.9bn this Christmas - a rise of 3.3 percent (£2.7bn) on 2022 (£82.2bn) Sales volume is expected to fall 4.1 percent as consumers [...]

Super Saturday predicted to be UK’s busiest in-store shopping day of Peak Trading, according to Sensormatic Solutions

17th October 2023|Company News, Latest News, Trends|

While the top five busiest shopping days fall between Black Friday and Christmas, 38 percent of UK shoppers will start Christmas shopping earlier 55 percent will Christmas [...]

Two thirds of shoppers plan to spend as much, or more, during Black Friday Cyber Monday 2023

16th October 2023|Company News, Latest News, Trends|

Despite some studies indicating a challenging remainder of the year for retailers as consumers look to tighten their purse strings, shoppers around the world expect to maintain or [...]

IKEA UK announces sales growth of 11.9 percent during challenging times

13th October 2023|Company News, Latest News, People, Trends|

IKEA UK announces sales growth of 11.9 percent during challenging times IKEA UK growth underscored by a global sales increase of 5.7 percent, announced by Ingka Group [...]

September’s sun boosted high-street spending, yet restaurants and takeaways saw cutbacks as Brits save up for Christmas

10th October 2023|Company News, Latest News, Trends|

Spending on essential items accelerated, driven by grocery shopping and rising fuel prices Bars, pubs & clubs also had a positive month, likely due to sports fans [...]

80 percent will shop on October Prime Day, but Amazon shares the spotlight

9th October 2023|Company News, Latest News, Trends|

More than half of shoppers feel Amazon can be beaten on discounts, with others highlighting quality and delivery advantages to looking elsewhere New research from Criteo, the [...]

One third of UK shoppers have finished Christmas shopping by Black Friday

9th October 2023|Christmas, Company News, Latest News, Trends|

New research from Checkout Finance provider, Divido, has found that over a third (35 percent) of Christmas shoppers plan to make most of their purchases between now and [...]

Death of the Saturday job? Gen Z turns to side hustles to make extra cash

14th September 2023|Company News, Latest News, Trends|

New research reveals soaring popularity of side hustles among Gen Z Brits Three in five (58 percent) would prefer to run their own business than work in [...]

JYSK again delivers increase in turnover for financial year 2022/23

14th September 2023|Company News, Latest News, Trends|

The turnover for JYSK increased by 6.3 percent reaching DKK 38.5 billion (EUR 5.2 billion) for the financial year 2022/23, setting a new record for the global [...]

“It’s the thought that counts” this Christmas as Brits look to gift meaningfully in the face of cost-of-living pressures

11th September 2023|Christmas, Company News, Latest News, Trends|

New research from eBay Ads UK finds consumers are taking a cautious approach to their spending this peak season due to continued price pressures Shoppers are seeking [...]

Amex research: Small businesses shake things up to win customers and boost sales

8th September 2023|Company News, Latest News, Trends|

American Express research reveals about two thirds (66 percent) of small and medium sized businesses plan to diversify their customer offer to strengthen business performance  Amex is [...]

Christmasworld Trends 24+ to celebrate the coming festive season

7th September 2023|Christmas, Company News, Latest News, Show News, Trends|

As the leading international trade fair for seasonal and Christmas decorations, Christmasworld sets the trends for the coming festive season. For this, the trend bureau bora.herke.palmisano collects [...]

High street spending slowed during rainy August, while ‘Barbenheimer’ doubled cinema ticket sales

5th September 2023|Company News, Latest News, Trends|

‘Barbie’ and ‘Oppenheimer’ led to a blockbuster month for cinemas, up 101 percent International travel spending held up, while pharmacy, health & beauty stores were boosted by [...]

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