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Millennials favour in-store retail therapy, despite issues with staff

Millennials favour in-store retail therapy, despite issues with staff

The majority of millennial shoppers prefer to spend their money in-store compared to online, despite tough trading conditions on the high street, new figures reveal. According to the 2018 Retail Sector Report from I-AM Group, which features data from a survey conducted among 2000 18 to 35 year-olds living in a number of UK cities,

British retailers fail to embrace new Instagram technology despite selling power

The vast majority of British retailers have failed to adopt new technology designed to boost online revenues, study reveals. The selling power of a brand new Instagram shopping feature has not yet been harnessed by 80% of the largest national retailers in the UK, according to new research published by Cybertill which reveals only 20%

Retailers witness strongest January online order growth in five years

Online retail delivery order volumes were up 20.6% year-on-year in January, the strongest January growth for order volumes since 2013, according to the latest data from the IMRG MetaPack UK Delivery Index. During the same period, footfall fell to its lowest January rate in five years – possibly influenced by above-average rainfall keeping shoppers away

New report highlights key reasons consumers shop online

A new study has uncovered the reasons why British consumers shop on digital platforms. New figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) as per the report, ‘Retail sales, Great Britain: January 2018’, depicts a constant rise for online weekly sales from January 2015 to January 2018. Following on from this study, British Online Marketplace

Astrid & Miyu launches live video shopping service

Fashion jewellery brand Astrid & Miyu has launched a bespoke online shopping service, just in time for the busy Christmas trading season. Leading the way in innovation and technology, Astrid & Miyu has added a live video chat service to its e-commerce site. The new service, titled ‘Hero’, creates a hybrid between in-store and shopping online.

Smartphones trigger rise in retail search volumes

The volume of overseas customers searching for UK retailers has grown in the second quarter of 2017, driven by a rise in smartphone use. For all devices, search volumes maintained year-on-year growth of 7% in the second quarter of 2017, according to the BRC-Google Online Retail Monitor. This was boosted by search volumes on smartphones,

Pandora opens latest store featuring design overhaul

Pandora will open its latest store to feature a redesigned layout at a shopping centre in Burton today. Coopers Square Shopping Centre in Staffordshire will see the store re-open with a new layout after it closed last month for refurbishment. The store now only has one entrance and has a smaller counter to allow for

January retail footfall improves on Christmas shopping period

UK retail footfall has shown signs of recovery after bouncing back in January. Non-food footfall fell by 1.4% compared to January last year, a significant improvement from its fall of 9.3% in December 2016, according the Retail Traffic Index (RTI), published by Ipsos Retail Performance. Store footfall was 1.2% higher in the first week of