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ONS retail statistics reveal December’s High Street retail figures slumped to their biggest fall for over four years, while online sales rose 21.3%.
Consumers believe current retail apps are failing to deliver the high quality and interactive mobile shopping experience they demand, according to new research.
Over 50s European shoppers spend 71% more per visit than other age demographics in shopping centres, despite visiting 25% less, according to new data.
There has been a 61% rise in searches for diets in January, with the new trend of ‘Clean Living’ proving a new opportunity for brands, according to new research.
There is a shift away from Christmas sales, as Black Friday dominates the end of 2016. Consumers continued to shift online, with more online orders placed (28%) during Black Friday than over the Christmas period, according to new research.
High street bakers Greggs has begins testing a next day delivery service in London following early trials in Newcastle.
Developments in Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) will offer viable ways for brands to engage emotionally with consumers in 2017, according global marketing intelligence service WARC.
January offers brands a fresh opportunity to tap into renewed appetite for self indulgent shopping as premium purchases are set to rise following the gifting season, according to new data from eBay Advertising.
Consumers who prefer to engage brands through digital channels are more likely to swap providers than those that engage with businesses by phone, via the contact centre or in-store, accoridng to new research.
Stock availability issues and unsuitable delivery times have resulted in nearly a fifth (19 per cent) of online Christmas shoppers using an alternative retailer, according to a new report.
Nearly half of all UK adults (44%) have earned extra money by selling goods or skills online, according to a new survey.
Amazon has submitted a patent application for a futuristic flying warehouse that floats thousands of feet in the air, from which the online retailer could dispatch swarms of delivery drones to key areas.
UK shoppers are increasingly relying on online and mobile devices during the Christmas period, according to new research from Salmon.
Online takeaway food service Just Eat has been on a spending spree, buying up two smaller rivals.
Unilever has bought Living Proof, a hair care brand that has received investment from Friend’s star Jennifer Aniston.
2016 was another big year for digital marketing, with the dawn of the chatbots, ad blocking wars and the Pokemon Go craze. This was the year that video content went live, chat apps grew up and YouTube ads earned better ROI than TV. In this special report, we’ve identified 16 of the biggest trends of the year, each accompanied with an action plan for 2017.
Amazon has made its first commercial delivery via drone with no human involvement, delivering to a single single fulfilment centre in Cambridge, UK.
M&S leads the way on Instagram in the run-up to Christmas with 497,000 followers, data from social media analytics platform Iconosquare has revealed.
Seasonal TV specials are set to power dual screening over the Christmas period, with both traditional broadcasters and streaming-only sites exerting a huge impact on shopper behaviour, according to new data released today by eBay Advertising.
The UK is a nation of last minute present purchasers, with new research revealing that there are still lucrative opportunities for merchants to snap up a chunk of the nation’s festive spend.
Amazon was the biggest advertiser during last weekend’s prime time TV, airing more than 2 hours and 9 minutes of ads, according to new research.
The majority of online retailers attribute sales solely on a last-click basis, despite data indicating marketing budgets could yield better results if spent across the customer journey, according to new research.
Smartphones are rapidly increasing their share of online retail traffic in Europe, with a 54% year-on-year increase in visits to retail sites from smartphones in 2016, according to Adobe’s 2016 Mobile Retail Report.
Polish auction site Allegro attracted over 4 million YouTube views in a week with this heart-warming ad that depicts an elderly Polish man learning English. See why it’s our video viral of the week below…
John Lewis’s ‘Buster the Boxer’ Christmas ad tops YouTube’s annual festive leaderboard globally - but Sainsbury’s ‘The Greatest Gift’ was most popular with the British audience, according to league tables revealed today.
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