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UNITED KINGDOM

The lure of airport shopping

LONDON, UK: Airport shopping marks the end of terminal boredom: Over one in ten European travellers look forward to shopping at airports.

11 Jun 2013

FRANCE

Boost website performance and retain customers

Riverbed study reveals online retailers need to increase website performance during holiday season to retain customers.

9 Dec 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

1 in 8 European smartphone owners conducted a retail transaction on their device

LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released an overview of mobile commerce usage across the five leading European markets (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) using the comScore MobiLens service.

2 Aug 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Verdict comment: Chanel: pop-up store will benefit from influx of Olympic tourists

LONDON, UK: Following the arrival of a number of other pop-up stores in the Covent Garden area, Chanel opened its first UK pop-up store on the main piazza on 24 July 2012 - just in time to benefit from the increased footfall in London driven by the Olympics. As well as stocking the full range of Chanel beauty products, it also boasts a first-of-its-kind nail bar.

30 Jul 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Sales of digital cameras decline as consumers snap up smartphones

LONDON, UK: The camera and video camera - once an essential for every summer holiday, but new research from Mintel finds fewer Brits may be packing their cameras and camcorders this summer, instead relying on the smartphone. Sales of digital cameras have fallen dramatically, declining by as much as 29% since 2006, to a value of £598m in 2011.

By Mintel Oxygen Reports 5 Jul 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Only a quarter of contactless card owners have ever made a contactless payment

LONDON, UK: With evolving technology, a growing emphasis on a cashless society and a demanding, time-poor culture, products that aim to make consumer payments as easy as possible are rapidly appearing on the market.

16 May 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

April UK consumer confidence unchanged

LONDON, UK: Nick Moon, managing director of Social Research in GfK, comments: "The figures this month will not offer the government any relief in light of the news that the economy has slipped back into recession.

10 May 2012

UNITED STATES

Global consumer confidence increases 1 point in Q4 2011

NEW YORK, US: Global consumer confidence increased one index point last quarter to 89, while Europe led confidence declines in 24 of the region's 27 measured markets, according to fourth quarter 2011 global consumer confidence findings from Nielsen, a leading global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy.

8 Feb 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Mary Portas review of the high street: Consumers are the key

LONDON, UK: There is no quick fix to solving the problem of declining high streets in the UK - their diversity and multiplicity makes it impossible to provide a solution to fit all cases as the review highlights.

By Published by Verdict Research 22 Dec 2011

UNITED KINGDOM

Surprising festive facts from Mintel

LONDON, UK: While the past year at Mintel has unearthed a vast amount of new consumer trends and market information - with Christmas just around the corner, we've looked into our market intelligence to find out just what Brits do to make their festive season special. Some might surprise you...

By Mintel Oxygen reports 13 Dec 2011

UNITED KINGDOM

Mum's the word when it comes to Christmas shopping

LONDON, UK: Christmas is coming and yes, it looks like another job for mum as new research from Mintel reveals that this year, Britain's mums (26%) will be more than twice as likely as dads (12%) to buy gifts for the kids. What is more, mums' work will not be stopping here, as it looks like she'll be shouldering the bulk of the remaining parental duties too.

By Mintel Oxygen reports 2 Dec 2011

UNITED KINGDOM

Luxury goods: attracting a 21st century clientele

LONDON, UK: Business in the global branded luxury goods market is booming with year-on-year retail expenditure for 2011 forecast to expand by 17.3%, according to a new report, Global Luxury Retailing, from Verdict Research, .

By Published by Verdict 17 Nov 2011

UNITED KINGDOM

Christmas could be last chance for retailers before austere new year

LONDON, UK: Men will buy more than half of the nation's Christmas turkeys this year says a new report from Verdict Research, one of the Datamonitor group of companies, and business analytics company SAS. According to the report - How Britain will Shop for Christmas 2011 - retailers who want to make the most of the coming season's opportunities are advised to look carefully at who is doing the shopping.

By Published by Verdict 17 Nov 2011

UNITED KINGDOM

Purchase preferences: How families are socially influenced

LONDON, UK: New research to help better understand how families are socially influenced when making purchasing decisions has been carried out by Different Size Feet, a new specialist family unit of global word-of-mouth agency 1000heads.

10 Nov 2011

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