More than 300 million pounds worth of gift vouchers bought this year could go unspent according to research by the UK Gift Card and Voucher Association. The association along with Consumer Affairs Minister Jo Swinson is urging consumers to spend and enjoy any vouchers they get for Christmas before they […]

Although for the vast majority of the UK, consumers fondness for Boxing Day sales appears to be waning, in Central London the streets were lined with eager bargain hunting shoppers. According to market research firm Springboard, there was a 12.4 percent decrease in visitor footfall around the UK's high […]

Queuing - although waiting in line is something Brits are famous for, up to 41 percent of UK shoppers will reconsider a purchase if the queuing time is too long and 86 percent will avoid visiting a particular store altogether if they believe the queue by the till is too large, according to new research […]

The Christmas spirit of giving and recieving thoughtful presents from loved ones was evidently not present in every UK household this holiday season; according to online marketplace eBay, roughly 2.7 million Brits will log on in the weeks after Christmas to sell their unwanted gifts. Research from eBay […]

Sunday is apparently the most popular day for shopping online via a mobile device, according to new research from Opera, which sourced its data from its 270 million users. Whereas desktop traffic to e-commerce sites still tends to peak on Mondays and remains stronger during weekdays than on weekends, […]

The UK government has estimated that the value of retail sales in 2014 is forecast to be at an all-time high for the UK, at around 342 billion pounds, a rise of 48 billion pounds on 2010. Estimates from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills also show that this has been a record year for […]

Department store John Lewis has been named the best retailer to work for in the UK, based on employee feedback and insight given to jobs website Glassdoor. The annual Employees’ Choice Award, which honours the best places to work across the US and the UK, ranked John Lewis second on the overall list […]

Around 23.6 million people have left some of their festive shopping until the last minute and will be hitting the shops today, Christmas Eve, according to new research from Sainsbury's Bank Credit Cards. Based on interviews with people regarding their Christmas week spending habits, the bank estimates […]

More than half of consumers are likely to give a gift card or voucher this Christmas in an industry worth more than 5 million pounds. According to new figures released by The UK Gift Card & Voucher Association, some 57 percent of consumers are likely to gift a voucher, up from 49 percent last year, […]

Shoppers looking for an online bargain are expected to spend more than 1.3 billion pounds across Christmas and Boxing Day this year, according to a forecast from Experian-IMRG, however neither is expected to eclipse the unprecedented level of sales on Black Friday. The forecast predicts that shoppers […]

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