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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 11:34


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 16:41


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 13:52


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 06:29


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 12:07


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 12:13


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 12:15


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 12:14


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 10:33


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 09:43


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 12:16


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 10:07


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 09:24


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 10:35


Christmas trading 2011 - 'a lot better than feared' reports Mintel

LONDON, UK: With Christmas 2011 fast approaching, new research from Mintel reveals a little more Christmas cheer than first envisaged. Indeed, the company expects retail sales growth of between 4% and 5% in December 2011 and as much as 1% of that could be real volume growth.

By Mintel Oxygen reports 10 Nov 2011 10:06


Piracy continues to scupper sales in home entertainment

LONDON, US: Woes in the home entertainment market continue, largely as a result of consumer reluctance to spend with entertainment retailers, say analysts at Verdict Research (one of the Datamonitor group of companies) in a new report on the global home entertainment market.

9 Nov 2011 09:58


Consumer Confidence Survey: Economy again top global concern

NEW YORK, US: Global online consumer confidence fell for the seventh consecutive quarter as confidence in 31 of 56 global markets measured declined, according to from Nielsen, a leading global provider of insights and analytics into what consumers watch and buy.

9 Nov 2011 09:36


Generation Zzz: Energy drinks keep younger consumers awake

LONDON, UK: They are born into a world of fast communication and instant gratification - but it looks like they need a little extra help to get through their frenzied days.

By Mintel Oxygen reports 7 Nov 2011 11:32


October sees fall in UK's consumer confidence

LONDON, UK: The latest index shows consumer confidence in the UK at its 10th lowest figure since it began in 1974. In fact, it is only the third occasion in its history that it has breached -32. On both previous occasions - June 2008 and March 1990 - consumer confidence was entering periods of sustained weakness and the UK economy was going into recession.

7 Nov 2011 11:20


'Darling, does this make me look fat?'

LONDON, UK: Does my mum look big in this? Half of Britain's new mums do not like clothes shopping.

By Mintel Oxygen reports 8 Jul 2011 10:55


UK: April sees fall in consumer confidence

LONDON, UK: The GfK NOP Consumer Confidence Index has dropped 3 points this month to -31. April has seen decreases across all 5 measures; public perception of the country's general economic situation over the last 12 months and over the next 12 months, confidence in their own personal financial situation over the last 12 months and over the next 12 months, and the major purchases index.

4 May 2011 11:47


UK consumer confidence stabilises, but no bounce-back

LONDON, UK: The GfK NOP Consumer Confidence Index for the UK has increased 1 point this month, to -28. February saw small increases across 3 of the 5 measures; personal financial situation over last 12 months and over the next 12 months and the major purchase index.

2 Mar 2011 06:08


3D won't prevent Britons spending less on electricals

LONDON, UK: By the end of 2011 sales of electrical goods will have fallen by £2.2 billion (About R25 billion) compared to 2007 as the golden age of new products comes to an end and new technology like 3D struggles to have an impact on the market, finds Verdict, one of the Datamonitor group of companies.

By Published by Verdict 28 Feb 2011 06:09


Blu-ray sales up in Western Europe and Japan

NEW YORK, US: media control GfK International, a leader in international media and entertainment tracking servicing the global entertainment industry, has announced the release of its 2010 Year End Home Video Retail Sales Report.

28 Feb 2011 06:04


Consumption in 2011 - Germany on the ascent

NUREMBERG, GERMANY: At a press conference held this week in Nuremberg, GfK presented a review of private consumption in 2010 and an outlook for 2011. As forecast by GfK, private consumption rose last year by 0.5%. For 2011, the market researchers are expecting private household expenditure to increase by a significant 1.5% and therefore make a strong contribution to the economic upturn.

11 Feb 2011 10:51


Unemployment, inflation worries hit consumer confidence

NEW YORK, US: Consumer confidence fell in 25 out of 52 countries in Q4 2010 as hope for a global economic recovery evaporated at the end of last year, according to the latest edition of the Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence Index, which tracks consumer confidence, major concerns and spending intentions among online consumers.

27 Jan 2011 11:00


A change of a dress for the UK's young women

LONDON, UK: It has been an iconic clothing item for fashionable women throughout history, made or broken reputations on the red carpet and most recently been the focal point of an impending Royal marriage - but now it seems dresses are the clothing item of choice for young women.

By Mintel Oxygen 25 Jan 2011 10:02


Consumer interest in diet foods getting slimmer?

LONDON, UK: As January begins, and many resolute Brits aim to curb the excesses of the festive period by eating healthily, it seems not everyone will be adding diet foods to their shopping list. Indeed, latest research from Mintel reveals some 60% of Brits today say they prefer food that is naturally low in fat or calories and two thirds (63%) of consumers who have dieted over the past three years have done so using reduced calorie foods.

18 Jan 2011 10:38


Crumbs! It's bad news for the bread maker

LONDON, UK: Christmas is over, and as the nation wallows in new appliances received as gifts, spare a thought for the lowly bread maker, Britain's least used gift appliance.

5 Jan 2011 10:13


European CE market ends 2010 with a positive performance

NUREMBERG, GERMANY: By the end of 2010, the European consumer electronics market had recorded positive growth of +2%, signalling the end of the impact of the financial crisis on this sector.

4 Jan 2011 08:51

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