For years, retailers have been taking advantage of traditional holidays, but in the last decade, marketing teams have also started creating large-scale shopping events of their own to drive sales.
Black Friday vs Cyber Monday.
UK consumers are expected to spend almost £5bn on Black Friday this year, with half of this expected to be spent online. Experts share their Black Friday predictions.
New research from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and the Local Data Company (LDC) revealed that 2,692 stores closed in the first half of 2018, averaging at 14 closures per day.
British retailer Marks & Spencer profits saw a 2% boost in the first half of 2018, but sales of clothing and food declined.
According to a survey by Office for National Statistics (ONS), 20.4% of UK adults say they do not drink alcohol, a 1.6% increase on 2005 statistics.
While fungus has been used in Chinese medicine for generations, coffee drinkers have only recently discovered its benefits, making mushroom coffee a hot trend right now.
While coffee has many benefits, including its high antioxidant content, the drink also has many ‘side-effects’ such as interrupted sleep and a feeling of overwhelming anxiousness that has sent many people searching for coffee alternatives.
Chinese retailers are capitalising on Single’s Day, with over a third of the Chinese population spending money during the annual event.
Most department stores, like Macy’s, J.C.
Chatbots in retail are enjoying a surge due to the omnipresence of messaging apps.
#DeleteFacebook is trending as users driven by privacy concerns have resorted to deleting their Facebook accounts.
Online clothes buyers have many expectations of their shopping experience, an important one of which is the ability to return ill-fitting garments for free without hassle.
The internet speed you need depends entirely on what you intend to do over it, much like shopping for the right pair of shoes.
Soaring temperatures, the World Cup, and royal wedding have boosted the UK’s return to GDP growth, yet the retail crisis continues with more store closures and job losses.
The presence of chatbots on business websites and social media is rapidly increasing as growing numbers of businesses use artificial intelligence (AI) to improve customer service and brand loyalty.
Ten years since its launch, Apple’s App Store has surpassed many major milestones and become the second-largest download platform after Google Play.
Cruelty-free vegan fashion is on the rise.
Amazon is progressively increasing its presence in the retail sphere, from the acquisition of up-market grocer Whole Foods for $13.78bn last year to the opening of its first physical store, Amazon Go, in Seattle in January.
Malicious software that engages in cryptocurrency mining on unsuspecting users’ computers is on the rise.
Facebook had big plans for Project Aquila.
Ten years after the great financial crisis, could we be facing another global recession?
As we head towards a future where global populations are set to become increasingly urbanised, it is important to protect and plant urban trees in order to be able to build liveable and sustainable future cities.