Retail

Retail spending remains healthy a month before the festive peak

November saw growth of 0.2% (month-on-month) in retail sales volumes. In the three months leading up to October volumes were up 2.1%. This is the biggest increase since Q4 (October, November and...

Blog - Dec 2016
Cash-savvy millennials out-saving their free-spending parents

New research from our Millennial Me & My Money report, reveals nearly half that (45%) of Millennials (18-34 year olds) manage to save at least a quarter of their disposable income every month -...

Blog - Feb 2016
Changing retail trends – four day Black Friday and Cyber…

Check out this article to see what happened in retail over the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend and to understand what this shift in consumer behaviour could mean for...

Blog - Dec 2015
Web sees spending increase as Black Friday shoppers shift their…

With the dust settling after Black Friday 2015 we take a look at what happened online and put forward suggestions on what the rest of 2015 holds for...

Blog - Nov 2015
Get involved with Black Friday and Small Business Saturday

Black Friday is an American tradition and takes place the day after Thanksgiving which is the fourth Thursday in November. This year, it falls on Friday 27th November. It’s become the biggest...

Blog - Nov 2015
Romford shows strongest business growth in Britain

Our research*  has found Romford, a North East London town, is leading the way in the SME market and showing strong growth in business sales and numbers. It ranked the highest in terms of percentage...

Blog - Nov 2015
Should SMEs join the 5p plastic bag charge?

The 5p plastic bag charge was introduced in England on Monday 5th October, the last in the UK to apply the scheme having already been introduced to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The English...

Blog - Oct 2015
Buoyant September retail sales data support Experian’s view that consumers…

Today’s release from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed that Retail Sales volumes grew by 1.9% in September, the biggest monthly gain since December...

Blog - Oct 2015
The reciprocation phenomenon and a cheese museum – marketing psychology

Reciprocation is a useful tactic for marketers. As humans we often feel the need to repay what we receive. In this article we delve into what it means for marketers and how best to implement...

Blog - Oct 2015
The future of retail – personal shoppers for all?

The retail marketing landscape is rapidly evolving - but what is it evolving into? In this article Andy Saville outlines why and how this may look a lot like everyone having their own personal...

Blog - Sep 2015
Experian expects retail sales volumes to pick up in the…

Retail sales continue to grow but the pace has eased markedly from the exceptional rate seen earlier this year. However Experian anticipates that the growth rate will pick up over the next few...

Blog - Sep 2015
Top 10 email tips for retail marketers

Dan gives us his eagerly anticipated top 10 tips to help your email marketing. How many are you currently doing? Got anything to add? Read on to find...

Blog - Aug 2015