Market Research RSS Feedshttp://www.djsresearch.co.ukMarket Research RSS FeedsMon, 18 Dec 2017 22:24:52 GMT Research Shows December Cold Snap Created 25% Increase in Online Sales Market research completed by the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index has shown that public online spending increased 25% in December to £6.8bn because the snow drove shoppers indoors. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-Shows-December-Cold-Snap-Created-25percent-Increase-in-Online-Sales-00019 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-Shows-December-Cold-Snap-Created-25percent-Increase-in-Online-Sales-00019 Annual Survey Results of Top 50 UK Web Brands Unveiled An annual market research survey of the 50 most popular and well known UK web names has shown that the dotcom firms that dominated the charts seven years ago have disappeared. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Annual-Survey-Results-of-Top-50-UK-Web-Brands-Unveiled-00027 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Annual-Survey-Results-of-Top-50-UK-Web-Brands-Unveiled-00027 Study Finds Apple Still Ranks Top in Paid Product Placement for Movies A new study by Brandchannel.com has demonstrated that the Apple continues its decade long dominance in box office films ' it appeared in more blockbuster movies in 2010 than any other brand. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Finds-Apple-Still-Ranks-Top-in-Paid-Product-Placement-for-Movies-00029 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Finds-Apple-Still-Ranks-Top-in-Paid-Product-Placement-for-Movies-00029 Mercedes-Benz Takes First Place in 2011 Superbrand Poll This year's UK consumer brand poll has found German car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz to be the top rated winner in the 2011 Superbrands listing. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Mercedes-Benz-Takes-First-Place-in-2011-Superbrand-Poll-00030 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Mercedes-Benz-Takes-First-Place-in-2011-Superbrand-Poll-00030 New Poll Sees John Lewis in Top Place as UKs Favourite Retailer For the fourth consecutive year, UK consumers in Verdict Research's annual poll have voted department store chain John Lewis as their favourite retailer. The market research, conducted on 6,000 people, also saw furniture giant IKEA in second place and John Lewis's sister company Waitrose, in close pursuit at third. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-Poll-Sees-John-Lewis-in-Top-Place-as-UKs-Favourite-Retailer-00031 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-Poll-Sees-John-Lewis-in-Top-Place-as-UKs-Favourite-Retailer-00031 Amazon Rated Best Value Brand in the World A global poll conducted as part of Millward Brown's Value-D study has found Amazon to be the top rated brand for best value globally. The online retail giant garnered the highest score for both desirability and competitive pricing. The report revealed that despite the current economic climate, low prices aren't enough to win over the majority of customers - brands need to focus on building desire. It also demonstrated that discount brands can be perceived by consumers as low value if they don't create appeal, while expensive brands that cultivate desire are often seen as good value. Only 7% of the consumers surveyed said they make purchases based on price alone, while a total of 81% voted the reliability of a brand as an important reason to purchase. The runners-up to Amazon at top place in the poll are, consecutively, Colgate, Nokia Pampers, Visa, Coca-Cola, Microsoft and McDonald's. The UK's Top 10 Value-D brands saw Amazon.co.uk, Colgate, Microsoft, Ebay and Asda ranking in the top five. This current study forms a sub-group of Millward Brown's BrandZ Report, which will be released in May. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Amazon-Rated-Best-Value-Brand-in-the-World-00041 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Amazon-Rated-Best-Value-Brand-in-the-World-00041 Study Finds Top UK Online Retailers Not Meeting Customer Expectations A study of 2,000 consumers by EPiServer has shown that UK retailers are failing to provide an engaging online shopping experience that meets the expectations of consumers. The websites that were rated in the survey came from the Hitwise Top 50 Hot Shops List and included Amazon, Apple, Argos, and Play.com. The research also revealed that the majority of retailers fail to take advantage of social commerce and other important features such as recommendations, reviews and social media sharing links. A total of 88% of those surveyed said that user reviews were vital or important to their online shopping experience, but only 42% of retailers provided them. Vice President of Marketing Europe at EPiServer, Maria Wasing, commented: 'UK retailers need to develop their websites to provide more engaging, social features and content that will keep consumers on a site until a point of conversion or entice them to return if they leave the site. There are major challenges ahead for retailers in this fast-evolving digital age. The ones that tap into the power of the 'social-web and social commerce' to gain traffic, loyalty and revenue will be the ones that succeed.' Looking the four areas of overall web experience, browsing, buying and after-sales, online retailers scored an average of 63%. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Finds-Top-UK-Online-Retailers-Not-Meeting-Customer-Expectations-00043 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Finds-Top-UK-Online-Retailers-Not-Meeting-Customer-Expectations-00043 June Retail Sales Take Dive as Britons Tighten their Belts The CBI's latest Distributive Trades Survey has found that UK retail sales took a dip this month, compared to the growth seen during May. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/June-Retail-Sales-Take-Dive-as-Britons-Tighten-their-Belts-00116 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/June-Retail-Sales-Take-Dive-as-Britons-Tighten-their-Belts-00116 eBay Survey Reveals Soar in Online Retail Popularity Since Recession Market research by online retail giant eBay has shown that there has been a major boost in Internet sales since the recession, allowing some online start-ups to achieve consumer revenues of more than £100,000. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/eBay-Survey-Reveals-Soar-in-Online-Retail-Popularity-Since-Recession-00120 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/eBay-Survey-Reveals-Soar-in-Online-Retail-Popularity-Since-Recession-00120 Survey Reveals this Years UK Christmas Spending Habits In the run-up to the festive season, the HSBC Christmas Spending Survey has uncovered the shopping plans for Britons this year. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-this-Years-UK-Christmas-Spending-Habits-00208 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-this-Years-UK-Christmas-Spending-Habits-00208 Poll Finds UK Needs To Improve Customer Service Ahead of 2012 Olympics A poll carried out by analysts Sidona Group as part of National Customer Service Week has found that there is a 'clear need' for enhanced staff training in preparation for the 2012 Olympic Games. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-Finds-UK-Needs-To-Improve-Customer-Service-Ahead-of-2012-Olympics-00213 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-Finds-UK-Needs-To-Improve-Customer-Service-Ahead-of-2012-Olympics-00213 Survey Results Indicate Retailers Should Target Men for Christmas Buying A survey by business analytics company SAS has shown that retailers should focus on the male demographic in the run-up to Christmas as it is men who will be doing much of the shopping while their female counterparts ready the home, organise decorations, wrap presents and prepare food. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Results-Indicate-Retailers-Should-Target-Men-for-Christmas-Buying-00224 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Results-Indicate-Retailers-Should-Target-Men-for-Christmas-Buying-00224 Survey Finds Many Britons Planning to Spend Less this Christmas A Money Mood Survey of 1,000 adults on behalf of Legal & General has found that a third of British households will be tightening their purse strings this upcoming festive season. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Many-Britons-Planning-to-Spend-Less-this-Christmas-00232 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Many-Britons-Planning-to-Spend-Less-this-Christmas-00232 Hot Shop Survey Uncovers Most Up and Coming Online Retail Brands It has been announced this week that Amazon UK has yet again won the top spot for most popular retail website in the IMRG Experian Hot Shop survey. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Hot-Shop-Survey-Uncovers-Most-Up-and-Coming-Online-Retail-Brands-00233 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Hot-Shop-Survey-Uncovers-Most-Up-and-Coming-Online-Retail-Brands-00233 Survey Finds UK Has Highest Rates of Online Shopping in 17 Countries The latest market research by communications regulator Ofcom has discovered that Britons are increasingly using the Internet to obtain all manner of goods and services, including online TV. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-UK-Has-Highest-Rates-of-Online-Shopping-in-17-Countries-00255 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-UK-Has-Highest-Rates-of-Online-Shopping-in-17-Countries-00255 Survey Uncovers Unfair Online Delivery Practises to People in Rural Scotland A Citizens Advice Scotland survey has revealed that people in rural Scotland are being given the short end of the stick compared to the rest of the nation when it comes to online delivery this Christmas. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Uncovers-Unfair-Online-Delivery-Practises-to-People-in-Rural-Scotland-00256 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Uncovers-Unfair-Online-Delivery-Practises-to-People-in-Rural-Scotland-00256 Market Research Sees UK Shoppers Feeling More Upbeat A survey of over 1,000 food and grocery shoppers by IGD ShopperVista has found that UK consumers are starting to feel more positive ' many indicate they have adapted to the current economic reality and believe they have weathered the worst part of the financial downturn. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Sees-UK-Shoppers-Feeling-More-Upbeat-00298 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Sees-UK-Shoppers-Feeling-More-Upbeat-00298 Survey Finds UK Retail Venues Losing Customers from Unfriendly Dog Policy A European survey of more than 3,000 dog owners by the Cesar organisation has found Britain to be less dog friendly than Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-UK-Retail-Venues-Losing-Customers-from-Unfriendly-Dog-Policy-00306 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-UK-Retail-Venues-Losing-Customers-from-Unfriendly-Dog-Policy-00306 Market Research Uncovers Continued Growth of UK Online Shopping According to a study by WorldPay which polled 2,000 Britons who've bought goods online in the last 12 months, Internet shoppers spend an average of £3,370 a year. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Uncovers-Continued-Growth-of-UK-Online-Shopping-00312 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Uncovers-Continued-Growth-of-UK-Online-Shopping-00312 New IAB Survey Reveals Increasing Surge in Mobile Retail Popularity Market research by the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) has uncovered the extent of British mobile habits. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-IAB-Survey-Reveals-Increasing-Surge-in-Mobile-Retail-Popularity-00318 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-IAB-Survey-Reveals-Increasing-Surge-in-Mobile-Retail-Popularity-00318 Poll Finds Brits Spending 15,600 pounds at Coffee Shops Due to Lack of Know-How A poll of 2,000 Britons by Douwe Egberts has discovered that the nation is spending at least £15,600 in coffee shops over a lifetime. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-Finds-Brits-Spending-15,600-pounds-at-Coffee-Shops-Due-to-Lack-of-Know-How-00325 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-Finds-Brits-Spending-15,600-pounds-at-Coffee-Shops-Due-to-Lack-of-Know-How-00325 Poll Finds UK Shoppers Want Improvement to Online Checkout Process A survey by MasterCard has revealed where small businesses and private sellers are falling down in their online customer experience. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-Finds-UK-Shoppers-Want-Improvement-to-Online-Checkout-Process-00380 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-Finds-UK-Shoppers-Want-Improvement-to-Online-Checkout-Process-00380 Market Research Reveals Top Rated and Worst Performing UK Retailers A new opinion poll of more than 11,000 people by Which? has uncovered the best and worst store retailers in the UK. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Reveals-Top-Rated-and-Worst-Performing-UK-Retailers-00367 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Reveals-Top-Rated-and-Worst-Performing-UK-Retailers-00367 Poll Finds UK Shoppers Want Improvement to Online Checkout Process A survey by MasterCard has revealed where small businesses and private sellers are falling down in their online customer experience. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-Finds-UK-Shoppers-Want-Improvement-to-Online-Checkout-Process-00380 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-Finds-UK-Shoppers-Want-Improvement-to-Online-Checkout-Process-00380 Consumer Complaints Not Being Heeded by Companies Finds Online Poll An online poll of 1,000 UK consumers and 1,000 French consumers on behalf of call centre software provider Eptica has discovered a rise is complaints against service providers on social media platforms, however they appear to be falling on deaf ears. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Consumer-Complaints-Not-Being-Heeded-by-Companies-Finds-Online-Poll-00414 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Consumer-Complaints-Not-Being-Heeded-by-Companies-Finds-Online-Poll-00414 Survey on Consumer Attitudes to Value Gives Retailers Wakeup Call According to a new report from an independent agency specialising in shopper research, cheap goods are not the 'be all' for UK consumers. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-on-Consumer-Attitudes-to-Value-Gives-Retailers-Wakeup-Call-00407 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-on-Consumer-Attitudes-to-Value-Gives-Retailers-Wakeup-Call-00407 Insight Study Shows Dominance of Electronic Gadget Play amongst UK Children According to market research by energy firm E.ON, modern girls are more interested in computers than Barbies. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Insight-Study-Shows-Dominance-of-Electronic-Gadget-Play-amongst-UK-Children-00783 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Insight-Study-Shows-Dominance-of-Electronic-Gadget-Play-amongst-UK-Children-00783 Research Gives Insight In To Customer Loyalty Schemes A survey of 400 Americans, carried out by 'Ask Your Target Market', recently enquired about participation in loyalty card schemes. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-Gives-Insight-In-To-Customer-Loyalty-Schemes-00800 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-Gives-Insight-In-To-Customer-Loyalty-Schemes-00800 Social Shopping Poll Finds Women Keeping Tight Lipped about Fashion Bargains A new poll by women's fashion retailer Lovarni.com, which looked into UK social shopping habits, has revealed that despite living in an 'age of interconnectivity', many women prefer to keep tight-lipped about where they find their fashion bargains online - for fear of friends stealing their style. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Social-Shopping-Poll-Finds-Women-Keeping-Tight-Lipped-about-Fashion-Bargains-00823 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Social-Shopping-Poll-Finds-Women-Keeping-Tight-Lipped-about-Fashion-Bargains-00823 Insight Survey Finds UK Shoppers are Mad for Discounts A shopper insights study by global consumer engagement and incentives company Parago has revealed that the majority of UK consumers have grown more price sensitive in the last twelve months, prompting an eagerness to hunt down bargains and make careful price comparisons before completing a purchase. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Insight-Survey-Finds-UK-Shoppers-are-Mad-for-Discounts-00832 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Insight-Survey-Finds-UK-Shoppers-are-Mad-for-Discounts-00832 Survey Shows Rapid Rise of Social Media Popularity amongst Shoppers A survey on behalf of online auction site eBay has resulted in the estimation that the popularity of social shopping is set to more-than double by 2014. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Rapid-Rise-of-Social-Media-Popularity-amongst-Shoppers-00857 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Rapid-Rise-of-Social-Media-Popularity-amongst-Shoppers-00857 Poll Finds UK Public Keen on Longer Sunday Shopping Hours A nationwide poll by YouGov on behalf of business law firm DWF has discovered that 45% of UK shoppers support longer Sunday opening hours on a permanent basis, instead of just during the recent London 2012 Olympic Games. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-Finds-UK-Public-Keen-on-Longer-Sunday-Shopping-Hours-00880 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-Finds-UK-Public-Keen-on-Longer-Sunday-Shopping-Hours-00880 Survey Finds Britons Unimpressed by Gimmicky Supermarket Promotions A recent survey of more than 4,000 consumers by Market Force has shown that the flood of promotions by rival supermarkets actually confuses and frustrates many shoppers. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Britons-Unimpressed-by-Gimmicky-Supermarket-Promotions-00888 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Britons-Unimpressed-by-Gimmicky-Supermarket-Promotions-00888 International Market Research Reveals Shopping Preferences of Britons A global, year-long study into the retail habits and satisfaction levels of consumers by design consultancy Fitch has made some interesting discoveries about British shoppers. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/International-Market-Research-Reveals-Shopping-Preferences-of-Britons-00902 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/International-Market-Research-Reveals-Shopping-Preferences-of-Britons-00902 CBI Research Study Reports Strong Increase In Sales Figures http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/CBI-Research-Study-Reports-Strong-Increase-In-Sales-Figures-00970 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/CBI-Research-Study-Reports-Strong-Increase-In-Sales-Figures-00970 Study Shows Supermarkets Battle To Offer Budget Christmas Dinner A study of statistics compiled by The Sunday Express has shown that Asda will be offering the cheapest Christmas dinner this year, with families on the lookout for a budget option in these tough economic times. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Shows-Supermarkets-Battle-To-Offer-Budget-Christmas-Dinner-00975 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Shows-Supermarkets-Battle-To-Offer-Budget-Christmas-Dinner-00975 Market Research Finds Online Retailers at Risk by Getting Deliveries Wrong http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-Online-Retailers-at-Risk-by-Getting-Deliveries-Wrong-00978 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-Online-Retailers-at-Risk-by-Getting-Deliveries-Wrong-00978 Poll Demonstrates Customer Feedback is Key to Retailer Success http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-Demonstrates-Customer-Feedback-is-Key-to-Retailer-Success-00981 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-Demonstrates-Customer-Feedback-is-Key-to-Retailer-Success-00981 Study Reveals Shoppers Take Time To Find Best Deals A survey conducted by Poundland has discovered that shoppers are timing their visit to their local supermarket store in search of the cheapest and best deals on their grocery shopping. 32% admitted to doing this around the prime times when supermarkets are likely to cut the prices of their perishable products, mainly food, and products reaching their sell by date. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Reveals-Shoppers-Take-Time-To-Find-Best-Deals-00985 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Reveals-Shoppers-Take-Time-To-Find-Best-Deals-00985 Survey Reveals Gadgets Proving Popular With Older Generations A recent study commissioned by Gadget Show Live Christmas has revealed Britain is a nation of 'Goofs' - Gadget Obsessed Over Fifties. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-Gadgets-Proving-Popular-With-Older-Generations-00988 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-Gadgets-Proving-Popular-With-Older-Generations-00988 Market Research Shows More Than 1 in 10 Shops Empty Figures from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) suggest that more than one in ten shops in shopping centres and high streets are currently empty, representing the highest level of unoccupied retail space since the body began collecting data in July 2011. Nationwide, the rate of vacancy in town centres was 11.3%, although this peaked in Northern Ireland where one in five shops were closed. Wales (15.1%) and The North and Yorkshire (14.6%) also demonstrated above average levels of vacancy. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Shows-More-Than-1-in-10-Shops-Empty-00999 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Shows-More-Than-1-in-10-Shops-Empty-00999 Global Insight Study Shows Disconnect Between Consumer Intention and Behaviour http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Global-Insight-Study-Shows-Disconnect-Between-Consumer-Intention-and-Behaviour-01018 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Global-Insight-Study-Shows-Disconnect-Between-Consumer-Intention-and-Behaviour-01018 Retail Survey Highlights Consistent Rise in E-commerce Popularity http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Retail-Survey-Highlights-Consistent-Rise-in-E-commerce-Popularity-01029 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Retail-Survey-Highlights-Consistent-Rise-in-E-commerce-Popularity-01029 Market Research Shows Rise in Britons Choosing Counterfeit Goods http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Shows-Rise-in-Britons-Choosing-Counterfeit-Goods-01033 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Shows-Rise-in-Britons-Choosing-Counterfeit-Goods-01033 Survey Finds Britons Keen to Pull a Sickie to Finish Christmas Shop http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Britons-Keen-to-Pull-a-Sickie-to-Finish-Christmas-Shop-01041 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Britons-Keen-to-Pull-a-Sickie-to-Finish-Christmas-Shop-01041 Consumer Research Sees Most Britons Still Keen on In-Store Shopping over Online http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Consumer-Research-Sees-Most-Britons-Still-Keen-on-In-Store-Shopping-over-Online-01049 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Consumer-Research-Sees-Most-Britons-Still-Keen-on-In-Store-Shopping-over-Online-01049 Xmas Customer Satisfaction Survey Ranks Best & Worst Online Retailers http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Xmas-Customer-Satisfaction-Survey-Ranks-Best-Worst-Online-Retailers-01055 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Xmas-Customer-Satisfaction-Survey-Ranks-Best-Worst-Online-Retailers-01055 Market Research Discovers Hike in Retail Crime and Associated Costs http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Discovers-Hike-in-Retail-Crime-and-Associated-Costs-01079 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Discovers-Hike-in-Retail-Crime-and-Associated-Costs-01079 Poll Uncovers the Gifts Women Most Despise on Valentines Day http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-Uncovers-the-Gifts-Women-Most-Despise-on-Valentines-Day-01104 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-Uncovers-the-Gifts-Women-Most-Despise-on-Valentines-Day-01104 Online Survey Sees Many Britons Succumb to Buying Fake Fashion http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Online-Survey-Sees-Many-Britons-Succumb-to-Buying-Fake-Fashion-01106 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Online-Survey-Sees-Many-Britons-Succumb-to-Buying-Fake-Fashion-01106 Poll Reveals Customer Satisfaction Ratings on UK Supermarket Giants http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-Reveals-Customer-Satisfaction-Ratings-on-UK-Supermarket-Giants-01111 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-Reveals-Customer-Satisfaction-Ratings-on-UK-Supermarket-Giants-01111 Market Research Suggests High Street To Continue Suffering As Closures Could Reach 28 A Day A report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and the Local Data Company has shown a tenfold increase in high street store closures in the last year. Their report shows the net number of store closures was 1779 in 2012 which is an increase of more than 1000% on the figure of 174 for 2011. With the recent collapses of HMV, Blockbuster, and Jessops, they added that the number of stores closed by retail chains could double to 28 a day in 2013 from 14 a day in 2011. Perhaps emblematic of times of economic struggle, the report showed that payday loan stores (20% increase in high street presence) and pawn shops (13% increase) are the fastest growing retailers on the high street while card shops, computer game shops, and health food shops are the most depleted. Card shops suffered a net fall of 188 shops (23% drop), mainly due to Clinton Cards going bust in 2012, while Game going under significantly contributed to a 45% fall in high street computer game outlets. Mike Jervis, insolvency partner and retail specialist at PwC, said: "2012 saw more retail chains go into insolvency than ever before. The failed chains generally shared two problems ' too many stores and too little multichannel activity." The survey, which drew data from 500 towns and cities, also showed that the number of store closures outstripped the number of store openings in every region in the country. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Suggests-High-Street-To-Continue-Suffering-As-Closures-Could-Reach-28-A-Day-01120 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Suggests-High-Street-To-Continue-Suffering-As-Closures-Could-Reach-28-A-Day-01120 Survey Uncovers Retailers Voted Top for Helping Cash Strapped Consumers http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Uncovers-Retailers-Voted-Top-for-Helping-Cash-Strapped-Consumers-01121 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Uncovers-Retailers-Voted-Top-for-Helping-Cash-Strapped-Consumers-01121 Opinion Survey Reveals Mothers Day Buying Trends http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Opinion-Survey-Reveals-Mothers-Day-Buying-Trends-01128 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Opinion-Survey-Reveals-Mothers-Day-Buying-Trends-01128 Consumer Study Reveals Top Annoyances Suffered by High Street Shoppers http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Consumer-Study-Reveals-Top-Annoyances-Suffered-by-High-Street-Shoppers-01141 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Consumer-Study-Reveals-Top-Annoyances-Suffered-by-High-Street-Shoppers-01141 Survey Sees UK Consumers Increasingly Opting for Supermarket One-Stop-Shop A survey commissioned by Santander bank has revealed that Britons are increasingly happy to do all their shopping, including non-food items, at supermarkets. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Sees-UK-Consumers-Increasingly-Opting-for-Supermarket-One-Stop-Shop-01158 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Sees-UK-Consumers-Increasingly-Opting-for-Supermarket-One-Stop-Shop-01158 Consumer Survey Reveals Highest and Lowest Rated High Street Brands http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Consumer-Survey-Reveals-Highest-and-Lowest-Rated-High-Street-Brands-01187 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Consumer-Survey-Reveals-Highest-and-Lowest-Rated-High-Street-Brands-01187 Opinion Survey Finds Rise in Consumer Satisfaction with Online Shopping Retail market research conducted on behalf of UPS has revealed that the majority of Britons now prefer to shop with their favourite retailer online due to increased satisfaction with the customer experience. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Opinion-Survey-Finds-Rise-in-Consumer-Satisfaction-with-Online-Shopping-01204 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Opinion-Survey-Finds-Rise-in-Consumer-Satisfaction-with-Online-Shopping-01204 Market Research Survey Shows that UK Retail Sales Fall at Their Steepest Rate for Sixteen Months According to a survey undertaken by the CBI between the 24th April and 15th May 2013, UK retail sales fell at their fastest annual pace for 16 months. The business group said that whilst consumer spending within clothing and footwear has declined, grocery sales remained the same. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Survey-Shows-that-UK-Retail-Sales-Fall-at-Their-Steepest-Rate-for-Sixteen-Months-01213 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Survey-Shows-that-UK-Retail-Sales-Fall-at-Their-Steepest-Rate-for-Sixteen-Months-01213 Retail Market Research Survey Uncovers Slipping Consumer Loyalty Squire Sanders, Kantar Retail and the Retail Trust have recently undertaken a market research survey interviewing consumers, retailers and suppliers about the state of the retail industry ' discovering issues that have killed off high street loyalty and how retailers should be fighting back. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Retail-Market-Research-Survey-Uncovers-Slipping-Consumer-Loyalty-01220 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Retail-Market-Research-Survey-Uncovers-Slipping-Consumer-Loyalty-01220 Research Finds Canadian Shoppers Unwilling to Pay Retail Price RetailMeNot, a Canadian digital coupon site, collaborated with Angus Reid Forum to conduct a market research study. The report highlights the public's shopping habits, attitudes and behaviours on retail spending. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-Finds-Canadian-Shoppers-Unwilling-to-Pay-Retail-Price-01241 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-Finds-Canadian-Shoppers-Unwilling-to-Pay-Retail-Price-01241 Market Research Shows Almost Half of Retailers Would Consider Leaving the High Street A recent survey by Cybertill, retail software specialists, shows that almost half (47%) of retailers would consider leaving the high street. This survey follows a report by the Centre for Retail Research that warned that a fifth (20%) of shops could close within five years. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Shows-Almost-Half-of-Retailers-Would-Consider-Leaving-the-High-Street-01250 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Shows-Almost-Half-of-Retailers-Would-Consider-Leaving-the-High-Street-01250 Market Research Shows Retail Searches on Tablets Up 132% in Q2 The British Retail Consortium and Google (BRC-Google) released the latest online retail monitor data, showing consumers are changing how they shop online. Findings confirm that search volumes on tablet devices outpaced those on any other device, increasing 132% compared with the growth on smartphone devices of two thirds (66%). http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Shows-Retail-Searches-on-Tablets-Up-132-in-Q2-01259 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Shows-Retail-Searches-on-Tablets-Up-132-in-Q2-01259 Survey Reveals the UK as Top Shopping Destination in Europe The latest retail market research by YouGov has seen Britain crowned in top position as the best place in Europe to visit when it comes to shopping opportunities. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-the-UK-as-Top-Shopping-Destination-in-Europe-01263 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-the-UK-as-Top-Shopping-Destination-in-Europe-01263 Market Research Survey Shows Global Consumers Increasingly Willing to Pay Extra for Socially-Responsible Goods Nielsen, a global insights firm, recently published market research findings which show - half (50%) of global consumers are willing to pay more for goods and services from companies that have implemented programmes to give back to society, up from under half (45%) in 2011. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Survey-Shows-Global-Consumers-Increasingly-Willing-to-Pay-Extra-for-Socially-Responsible-Goods-01281 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Survey-Shows-Global-Consumers-Increasingly-Willing-to-Pay-Extra-for-Socially-Responsible-Goods-01281 Market Research Shows Four Fifths of Consumers Have Used Reserve-and-Collect in the Past The Multichannel Retail Survey, conducted using the Toluna survey tool, found that almost two thirds (63%) of consumers have bought products online before collecting them in-store in the last twelve months, while a tenth (16%) used reserve-and-collect at least once a month. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Shows-Four-Fifths-of-Consumers-Have-Used-Reserve-and-Collect-in-the-Past-01298 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Shows-Four-Fifths-of-Consumers-Have-Used-Reserve-and-Collect-in-the-Past-01298 Survey Shows Independent Retailers Fear Online Rivals The Latest Autumn Fair Retail Sentiment Survey, which interviewed an average of 700 independent retailers in surveys, carried out both this August and last August. They found two fifths (37%) now fear the threat of online rivals winning rising ecommerce sales ' up from one fifth (22%) at the same time last year. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Independent-Retailers-Fear-Online-Rivals-01309 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Independent-Retailers-Fear-Online-Rivals-01309 ASOS Reports Retail Sales Up 47% in Q4 ASOS Plc recently reported that: retail sales in Q4 were up by half (47%); full year retail sales were up by two fifths (40%); and pre-tax profits are marginally above expectations. Furthermore, ASOS have reported that active customers at the yearend were up by two fifths (42%) year-on-year, to 7.1 million. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/ASOS-Reports-Retail-Sales-Up-47-in-Q4-01319 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/ASOS-Reports-Retail-Sales-Up-47-in-Q4-01319 Survey Suggests UK High Street Retail Sales Are Strong According to a recently published CBI survey, high street sales have grown at their fastest pace for more than a year in September ' a further sign of recovery in the retail sector. The survey found almost half (46%) of firms reported sales volumes were up on a year ago while a tenth (12%) said they were down, giving a positive balance of a third (34%) - the strongest since June 2012. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Suggests-UK-High-Street-Retail-Sales-Are-Strong-01328 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Suggests-UK-High-Street-Retail-Sales-Are-Strong-01328 Survey Finds Retail Bosses are Staying True to Stores According to a report, conducted by the Australian Centre for Retail Studies, more than two thirds of industry executives believe that physical shops are still the most important way for their business to engage with customers, while half (47%) said stores will account for more than half of their sales growth over the coming twelve months ' compared to three tenths (31%) for online. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Retail-Bosses-are-Staying-True-to-Stores-01338 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Retail-Bosses-are-Staying-True-to-Stores-01338 Survey Finds Retail Customer Confidence Grows Little In Wales Consumer confidence remained static for more than half (56%) of people according to a Beaufort Research poll of more than 1,000 respondents across Wales. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Retail-Customer-Confidence-Grows-Little-In-Wales-01342 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Retail-Customer-Confidence-Grows-Little-In-Wales-01342 Canadian Quarterly Retail Commodity Survey Shows Increase of Around 3 Percent According to Statistics Canada, retails sales rose 2.8% from the second quarter of 2012 to $126.3 billion in the second quarter of 2013 - the largest year-over-year gain since the first quarter of 2012. Higher sales were reported in seven out of ten major commodity groups. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Canadian-Quarterly-Retail-Commodity-Survey-Shows-Increase-of-Around-3-Percent-01343 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Canadian-Quarterly-Retail-Commodity-Survey-Shows-Increase-of-Around-3-Percent-01343 Shop-able Video: The Next Generation of Retail Channel? A recent study by visual classification company WeSEE reveals that 56 per cent of consumers would contemplate using what they call 'shopable videos' to make purchases directly from an online video. Men appear to be more interested in this service than women ' as long as the purchase wouldn't navigate away from the video they are viewing, 1 in 5 men would shop this way. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Shop-able-Video-The-Next-Generation-of-Retail-Channel-01350 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Shop-able-Video-The-Next-Generation-of-Retail-Channel-01350 Survey Finds Fewer Consumers Will Participate in Halloween Activities According to the NRF's (National Retail Federation) Halloween Spending Survey, nearly 158 million consumers will participate in Halloween activities, slightly less than the survey high of 170 million people last year. Those celebrating will also have lower budgets, with the average spend expected to be around $75.03 on décor, costumes, candy and fun, down from $79.82 last year. Overall, the average spend for Halloween has increased 54.6% from 2005 ' total spending is estimated to reach $6.9 billion in 2013. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Fewer-Consumers-Will-Participate-in-Halloween-Activities-01362 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Fewer-Consumers-Will-Participate-in-Halloween-Activities-01362 Men Catching Up With Women In Terms Of Spending On Clothes, Shoes and Accessories New research carried out by Westfield shopping centre has found that men are only spending ten per cent less than women on shopping trips; with the gap between women and men's spending narrowing to just one per cent in the 18-34 age group. The research hopes to aid Westfield retailers in understanding their consumers to maximise sales, its aim is to understand how consumers are shopping and why. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Men-Catching-Up-With-Women-In-Terms-Of-Spending-On-Clothes-Shoes-and-Accessories-01372 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Men-Catching-Up-With-Women-In-Terms-Of-Spending-On-Clothes-Shoes-and-Accessories-01372 Survey Finds One In Five Would Use A Pop-Up Shop For Halloween Products Just one in ten Brits has a local shop that they consider a good source of Halloween items, according to a recent survey commissioned by the retail agency Live & Breath. The survey of 2,000 UK adults found that one in five (21%) said that they would use a pop-up shop to buy Halloween-themed products ' if near their home or workplace - this figure increased to a third (36%) among 18-24 year-olds. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-One-In-Five-Would-Use-A-Pop-Up-Shop-For-Halloween-Products-01374 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-One-In-Five-Would-Use-A-Pop-Up-Shop-For-Halloween-Products-01374 Market Research Reveals Working Mums As Prolific Shoppers New research findings carried out by the Westfield shopping centre has discovered that seventy per cent of full-time working mums in the UK make a decision as to what to buy within three minutes of entering a shop. Working mums were found to be the most productive shoppers with many researching stores and products online before visiting a store, with almost sixty per cent (59%) saying they would go shopping every day if they could. Additionally, it seems mooching and window shopping are not the preferred shopping experiences ' with 38% saying each trip is a 'mission shop' with women knowing what they want to buy before they set-out. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Reveals-Working-Mums-As-Prolific-Shoppers-01376 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Reveals-Working-Mums-As-Prolific-Shoppers-01376 Mums Making Use Of Technology To Shop Online New research carried out by Casabu and Mumsnet has revealed that more than eighty per cent of mums are shopping online for themselves or their children at least once or twice a month. The survey, which spoke to 1,000 mums, discovered they are also making use of technology such as smartphones and tablets to guarantee they don't miss out on bargains. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Mums-Making-Use-Of-Technology-To-Shop-Online-01381 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Mums-Making-Use-Of-Technology-To-Shop-Online-01381 Survey Finds Women Traumatised By Clothing Dilemmas New research carried out by Sharps has revealed how much of the clothing in our wardrobe actually gets worn. The poll of 2,000 women found the average women admitted that a third (36%) of their clothes will never be worn again with the top three reasons they decide not to wear an item of clothing were due to item being too tight, inappropriate for the weather or too big. It was also discovered that almost half of those taking part in the research said that they plan what to wear for the day but then they cannot find the item in a cluttered wardrobe claiming it's the wardrobe rather than the clothing that needs a makeover. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Women-Traumatised-By-Clothing-Dilemmas-01424 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Women-Traumatised-By-Clothing-Dilemmas-01424 Customer Service Most Important This Christmas, Reveals Market Research New research carried out by Westfield has revealed that Marks and Spencer has come out on top when it comes to good customer service, Tesco and Asda also made the top ten. The survey, which was carried out across the UK, also revealed that those stores that fail to deliver excellent customer service could be missing out on more than £5 billion of potential sales. Seventy six per cent of shoppers said they would walk out of store if they received bad customer service. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Customer-Service-Most-Important-This-Christmas-Reveals-Market-Research-01425 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Customer-Service-Most-Important-This-Christmas-Reveals-Market-Research-01425 Britons Turning to Online Shopping to Beat the Christmas Crush New research carried out by Santander has revealed that more people this year will do their Christmas shopping online rather than on the high street with figures suggesting that shoppers intend to spend 12% more on Christmas shopping than last year. It has been revealed that more people will be beating the Christmas crush and opting to shop online instead ' with £1 in every £3 to be spent online. Thirty three per cent of shoppers still intend to do their shopping on the high street with 20% of that being done in individual shops and 13% in department stores with shoppers preferring to go into a store and look at a product before ordering online. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Britons-Turning-to-Online-Shopping-to-Beat-the-Christmas-Crush-01426 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Britons-Turning-to-Online-Shopping-to-Beat-the-Christmas-Crush-01426 Survey Finds 72 Percent Of Black Friday Shoppers Planning to Shop Online According to a new poll of over 1,000 adults conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs on Behalf of Offers.com, more than half (53%) of U.S. Adults plan to shop on Black Friday this year. Amongst those planning to shop on Black Friday, a third (35%) plan to shop primarily online, three-in-ten (28%) plan to shop in stores, while almost two-fifths (37%) will use a mix of both. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-72-Percent-Of-Black-Friday-Shoppers-Planning-to-Shop-Online-01434 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-72-Percent-Of-Black-Friday-Shoppers-Planning-to-Shop-Online-01434 Survey Suggests That Half Of Christmas Shopping Will Be Done At The Last Minute A survey undertaken at the East Midlands retail outlet McArthurGlen found that more than half (56%) of people leave Christmas shopping until the last minute. However, the survey also discovered that 16% had finished three months before the big day. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Suggests-That-Half-Of-Christmas-Shopping-Will-Be-Done-At-The-Last-Minute-01437 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Suggests-That-Half-Of-Christmas-Shopping-Will-Be-Done-At-The-Last-Minute-01437 Survey Suggests That In-Store Sales Will Remain Strong This Christmas According to recent findings from Snapett, a business unit of PriceGrabber, retailers are to drive higher volumes of in-store visits through mobile ads target towards women this Christmas. The survey suggests that women are more responsive to mobile alerts detailing discounts and are also more likely than men to shop in-store to save on shipping costs. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Suggests-That-In-Store-Sales-Will-Remain-Strong-This-Christmas-01438 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Suggests-That-In-Store-Sales-Will-Remain-Strong-This-Christmas-01438 Online Christmas Retail Sales Expected To Reach Five Billion Online retail sales have been forecast to hit £5 billion this Christmas, an increase of almost a fifth (20%) on last year, while total sales over the festive season are predicted to top £40 billion, a rise of 3.5% on 2012, according to forecasts from Deloitte. It says flexible delivery for shoppers could prove to be this year's Christmas battlefield. Retailers are preparing themselves for the online rush with an estimated 20,000 click-and-collect points across Britain. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Online-Christmas-Retail-Sales-Expected-To-Reach-Five-Billion-01439 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Online-Christmas-Retail-Sales-Expected-To-Reach-Five-Billion-01439 Market Research Finds In-Store Retail Sales Drop Two Percent in December According to the latest figures from BDO's High Street Sales Tracker, medium sized retailers had a challenging December, although softened by a 31% rise in online sales, in-store sales were down by more than 2%. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-In-Store-Retail-Sales-Drop-Two-Percent-in-December-01440 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-In-Store-Retail-Sales-Drop-Two-Percent-in-December-01440 Research Suggests That The Shop Vacancy Rate Is At Its Lowest For Four Years Research from The Local Data Company, which monitors more than 2,000 town and shopping centres and retail parks, suggests that the average vacancy rates were below 14% for the first time in four years. However, the report reveals a North-South divide, with some High Streets falling into further decline ' there are still more than 50,000 empty shops in town centres. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-Suggests-That-The-Shop-Vacancy-Rate-Is-At-Its-Lowest-For-Four-Years-01456 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-Suggests-That-The-Shop-Vacancy-Rate-Is-At-Its-Lowest-For-Four-Years-01456 Survey Finds Retailers Split About 4K and Wearable Technology According to the annual PCR Retail Survey, a very slight majority of retailers and resellers (51%) wouldn't consider stocking or repairing emerging technology. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Retailers-Split-About-4K-and-Wearable-Technology-01993 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Retailers-Split-About-4K-and-Wearable-Technology-01993 Survey: More Than Half The Public Do Not Trust Retailers On Social Media According to a recent YouGov study of 1,096 UK adults, two fifths (42%) believe that social media sites should be used to interact with friends and not with retailers. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-More-Than-Half-The-Public-Do-Not-Trust-Retailers-On-Social-Media-01483 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-More-Than-Half-The-Public-Do-Not-Trust-Retailers-On-Social-Media-01483 Retail Survey Reveals Consumers Prefer Personalised Offers Based On Previously Purchased Shopping According to a new survey conducted by Synqera, a global technology start-up that uses big data to bring personalised digital experiences to the physical retail store, nearly two-thirds of Americans coupon-browsed instead of window-browsed during the 2013 holiday seasons, and only a minuscule six per cent didn't do any in-store shopping. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Retail-Survey-Reveals-Consumers-Prefer-Personalised-Offers-Based-On-Previously-Purchased-Shopping-01484 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Retail-Survey-Reveals-Consumers-Prefer-Personalised-Offers-Based-On-Previously-Purchased-Shopping-01484 Survey: Cash Payments Cost UK Retailers Billions Each Year UK retailers are spending approximately £17.8 billion a year on processing cash payments. As a result, these businesses are looking to cut costs by embracing a wider range of payment options, moving Britain towards a 'cashless' future. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Cash-Payments-Cost-UK-Retailers-Billions-Each-Year-01515 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Cash-Payments-Cost-UK-Retailers-Billions-Each-Year-01515 Central London Retail Rent Levels Reach Record Highs Rent levels in Central London have reached record highs, according to a retail report by Knight Frank (KF). http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Central-London-Retail-Rent-Levels-Reach-Record-Highs-01537 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Central-London-Retail-Rent-Levels-Reach-Record-Highs-01537 Report Shows Consumer Confidence Is The Highest It Has Been In Seven Years Research carried out by YouGov and the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) has shown that consumer confidence is the highest it's been in almost seven years. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Report-Shows-Consumer-Confidence-Is-The-Highest-It-Has-Been-In-Seven-Years-01542 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Report-Shows-Consumer-Confidence-Is-The-Highest-It-Has-Been-In-Seven-Years-01542 28 Per Cent Of US Consumers Say Clothes Or Accessories Is Most Popular Father’s Day Gift A survey, done by PriceGrabber, on 3,949 US shoppers has shown that clothing and accessories are the most popular Father's Day gift choice for most American's, with most fathers stating they would prefer quality time with their family. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/28-Per-Cent-Of-US-Consumers-Say-Clothes-Or-Accessories-Is-Most-Popular-Fathers-Day-Gift-01544 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/28-Per-Cent-Of-US-Consumers-Say-Clothes-Or-Accessories-Is-Most-Popular-Fathers-Day-Gift-01544 UK Menswear Market Grows 18 Per Cent Between 2008 And 2013 The UK menswear market has grown 18% over the last five years to bring the sector's 2013 value up to £12.9billion, with an estimated 91% of all British men purchasing clothes last year alone. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-Menswear-Market-Grows-18-Per-Cent-Between-2008-And-2013-01547 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-Menswear-Market-Grows-18-Per-Cent-Between-2008-And-2013-01547 Aldi and Lidl Reiterate Budget Supermarket Dominance, Survey Shows Budget supermarkets Aldi and Lidl have stormed to the top of a recent consumer poll, outdoing quality rivals Waitrose and Sainsbury's. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Aldi-and-Lidl-Reiterate-Budget-Supermarket-Dominance-Survey-Shows-01614 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Aldi-and-Lidl-Reiterate-Budget-Supermarket-Dominance-Survey-Shows-01614 Survey Shows Retail Sales Rebounded Strongly in July Retail sales in July recovered strongly from June's disappointing figures, according to the Confederation of British Industry's (CBI) most recent Monthly Distributive Trades Survey. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Retail-Sales-Rebounded-Strongly-in-July-01619 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Retail-Sales-Rebounded-Strongly-in-July-01619 Spending on Back to School Supplies Set to Increase in America, Study Shows According to research conducted by Proper Insights & Analytics, families in America will foot steeper bills this summer when shelling out for back to school supplies. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Spending-on-Back-to-School-Supplies-Set-to-Increase-in-America-Study-Shows-01624 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Spending-on-Back-to-School-Supplies-Set-to-Increase-in-America-Study-Shows-01624 Majority of Britons Concerned About Food Fraud, Survey Finds The majority of Britons are concerned about food fraud - when food is deliberately placed on the market, for financial gain, with the intention of deceiving the consumer - a recent study has found. Almost three quarters (73%) of the survey's 2,010-strong sample said they were either very concerned (43%) or fairly concerned (30%) about the recycling of animal by-products back into the food chain. Just one in 20 (6%) said they were not concerned about this - 2% said not at all concerned and 4% said not very concerned. Similarly, more than seven in 10 (73%) said they were worried about the packaging and selling of beef and poultry with an unknown origin - around two fifths (39%) said very concerned and one third (34%) said fairly concerned. Marginally less than one in 10 (9%) stated they were not at all (3%) or not very (6%) concerned. Just over two thirds (67%) of Britons said they were anxious of products knowingly being sold when they are past their 'use by' date - 18 to 24-year-olds (42%) were much less likely to be concerned over this, with people aged 65+ (78%) most likely to be apprehensive. One in 10 (10%) participants said they were not concerned about products' 'use by' date. Furthermore, 65% of the survey's respondents said they felt uneasy about products being substituted with a cheaper alternative, for example, farmed salmon sold as wild - around three in 10 (31%) said they were very concerned, and more than one third (35%) said they were fairly concerned. One in 10 (10%) said they were not worried about this area of food fraud. More than two thirds (68%) admitted they were anxious about companies making false statements about the source of ingredients, i.e. their geographic, plant or animal origin, compared to just 8% who said they were not concerned. And, finally, seven in 10 (70%) participants said they were either very concerned (39%) or fairly concerned (31%) about counterfeit products being sold on the high street, for example, alcoholic spirits or washing detergent. One in 10 (10%) said they were not troubled by this - 3% said not at all concerned and 7% said not very concerned. The research in this study was conducted by Populus. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-of-Britons-Concerned-About-Food-Fraud-Survey-Finds-01665 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-of-Britons-Concerned-About-Food-Fraud-Survey-Finds-01665 Retail Sector Continues to Post Solid Growth Figures, Survey Shows The retail sector has continued to post solid growth figures in terms of sales volumes in the year to September, according to the Confederation of British Industries (CBI) monthly Distributive Trades Survey. The study, which was conducted with 123 respondents, discovered that almost half (48%) of retailers said their sales volumes had increased, compared to less than one fifth (17%) who said they fell, giving it an overall balance of +31%. Department stores (+100%) incurred the strongest growth, with footwear and leather (+61%) and furniture and carpet (+81%) retailers posting strong gains too. Furthermore, one third (33%) of the retailers questioned said that their orders were up, compared to around one sixth (15%) who said they fell, giving this area a balance of +19%. More than two fifths (42%) of the survey's participants said they expect sales volumes to increase in the year to October, while 16% said they predict they will fall. In addition, six in 10 (60%) wholesalers said that sales volumes increased in the year to October, with less than one in 10 (8%) stating they had fallen, giving it a collective balance of +53% - the highest recorded since December 2012. According to CBI's research, sales in the wholesale sector are expected to grow at a similar pace in the year to October. And, finally, almost half (46%) of the motor traders questioned said that their sales volumes increased in the year to October, with slightly less (41%) saying they fell, giving the industry a balance marginally over neutral (+5%). As a result, sales volumes for motor traders are expected to fall next month to -20%. Rain Newton-Smith, CBI's Director of Economics, said: "Solid growth continues on the high street, with most sectors doing decent business and department stores performing particularly well. However, the pace of growth in the grocery sector tailed off significantly compared with the previous survey. "Retailers are expecting sales to grow again next month, but at a steadier pace." http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Retail-Sector-Continues-to-Post-Solid-Growth-Figures-Survey-Shows-01692 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Retail-Sector-Continues-to-Post-Solid-Growth-Figures-Survey-Shows-01692 Study Shows More Britons are Turning to Home-Made Pet Food Research shows Britain's are purchasing less pet-food, choosing instead to make their own with two fifths (41%) saying they provide their dog with home-made food. Consequentially, dog food sales are down 7% over the past five years from 744 million kg in 2009 to 694 million kg in 2013. Sales forecasts predict another 12% drop to 576 kg between 2014 and 2019. In 2013 the dog food market was valued at £1.1billion, up on the valuation of £993 million in 2009, mainly due to rising prices. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Shows-More-Britons-are-Turning-to-Home-Made-Pet-Food-01705 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Shows-More-Britons-are-Turning-to-Home-Made-Pet-Food-01705 High street shopping provides an escape from isolation 72% of the North West believes A recent survey, conducted by A-Plan, Wilmslow, suggests that 72% of respondents in the North West believe that interaction, whilst shopping on the high street, helps prevent feeling isolated. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/High-street-shopping-provides-an-escape-from-isolation-72-of-the-North-West-believes-01717 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/High-street-shopping-provides-an-escape-from-isolation-72-of-the-North-West-believes-01717 Research from Waitrose unveils what we are consuming in 2014 A new report from Waitrose has uncovered what shoppers are consuming in 2014. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-from-Waitrose-unveils-what-we-are-consuming-in-2014-01718 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-from-Waitrose-unveils-what-we-are-consuming-in-2014-01718 Sales of Halloween products are predicted to reach £240 million this month A study conducted by Mintel has unveiled that Halloween 2014 is expected to beat 2013's sales figures by £10 million. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Sales-of-Halloween-products-are-predicted-to-reach-240-million-this-month-01719 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Sales-of-Halloween-products-are-predicted-to-reach-240-million-this-month-01719 Scotland’s retail sales figures plummet in September Scottish retail sales have taken a fall by 2.9% in September which is the worst figures since 1999, when records began. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Scotlands-retail-sales-figures-plummet-in-September-01720 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Scotlands-retail-sales-figures-plummet-in-September-01720 Retail sector confidence builds in run up to Christmas Researchcommissioned by BarclaysÂ’ Retail & Wholesale banking team, has uncoveredthat retailers within the UK are feeling confident about this yearÂ’s Christmastrading. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Retail-sector-confidence-builds-in-run-up-to-Christmas-01762 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Retail-sector-confidence-builds-in-run-up-to-Christmas-01762 Half of customers will take advantage of Black Friday, research finds Recent research by Verdict has found that Black Friday price slashes will be taken advantage of by nearly 50 per cent of consumers.The study found that knowledge of the event, which has its origins in the USA, is now at its highest rate in the UK.Of those surveyed, females were most interested in Black Friday promotions, with 3 in 5 of female shoppers anticipating making a purchase.Verdict particularly expects sales to increase across a range of stores, including those focusing on electrical, footwear and clothing items.With 56 per cent of young consumers, aged 15 to 24, expecting to buy something this Black Friday, Verdict concludes that the event has a large appeal to youths. Among those aged 25-34, two thirds (59 per cent) expect to purchase something on Black Friday.On the other hand, consumers older than sixty-five were less likely to take advantage of the Black Friday sales, with just 28 per cent expected to buy an item.It was also found by Verdict that 25 per cent of consumers will start their Christmas shopping earlier this year.Positively for retailers, the research suggests that more money is going to be made this Black Friday than in previous years, and this will kick start higher spending for the Christmas period. According to the findings, a further £2.6 billion in sales is expected to be spent over this Christmas period in comparison to 2013, when £90.7 billion was spent.In 2013, £37.1 billion was spent on consumable goods and £53.6 billion was spent on non-consumable items.Of the total Christmas spend, £13 billion is anticipated to be spent online, with click and collect services expected to draw in £1.6 billion of sales. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Half-of-customers-will-take-advantage-of-Black-Friday-research-finds-01852 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Half-of-customers-will-take-advantage-of-Black-Friday-research-finds-01852 “Frozen” merchandise more desirable than Barbie dolls this Christmas, survey finds Research fromthe National Retail Federation has found that Barbie dolls are no longer themost sought after present for young girls, for the first time in 11 years. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Frozen-merchandise-more-desirable-than-Barbie-dolls-this-Christmas-survey-finds-01856 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Frozen-merchandise-more-desirable-than-Barbie-dolls-this-Christmas-survey-finds-01856 Popularity rising for supermarket own-brands, survey finds The findings from Nielsen's Homescan FMCG survey has shown that a new wave of positivityis surrounding own-brand products. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Popularity-rising-for-supermarket-own-brands-survey-finds-01883 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Popularity-rising-for-supermarket-own-brands-survey-finds-01883 The average male buys Christmas presents for just three people, survey finds A survey commissioned by online beauty retailer, feelunique.com, has found that the average man buys presents for just three people at Christmas. However, females purchase gifts for as many as sixteen people. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/The-average-male-buys-Christmas-presents-for-just-three-people-survey-finds-01917 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/The-average-male-buys-Christmas-presents-for-just-three-people-survey-finds-01917 Sainsbury’s performed best this festive period, figures show Kantar Worldpanel's most recent figures, for the grocery market, have revealed that Sainsbury's performed the best out of the 'big four' supermarkets this Christmas. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Sainsburys-performed-best-this-festive-period-figures-show-01951 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Sainsburys-performed-best-this-festive-period-figures-show-01951 Black Friday caused Christmas sales to suffer, figures show Figures, which were published in the BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor, have highlighted the impact that Black Friday had on December's retail sales last. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Black-Friday-caused-Christmas-sales-to-suffer-figures-show-01952 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Black-Friday-caused-Christmas-sales-to-suffer-figures-show-01952 Industry survey shows optimism amongst UK retailers A recent survey by The British Retail Consortium, which accounted for approximately 18% of the retail industry, has found that retailers in the UK are increasingly optimistic about the year ahead. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Industry-survey-shows-optimism-amongst-UK-retailers-01953 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Industry-survey-shows-optimism-amongst-UK-retailers-01953 Consumers believe that supermarket chains treat their customers fairly, survey reveals According to research from comparison website, gocompare.com, large supermarket chains have been identified as one of the top three businesses, which treat their customers fairly. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Consumers-believe-that-supermarket-chains-treat-their-customers-fairly-survey-reveals-02028 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Consumers-believe-that-supermarket-chains-treat-their-customers-fairly-survey-reveals-02028 Retail sales decelerated in February, CBI finds At the end of January, figures from Confederation of British Industry's (CBI) business survey showed that sales volumes within supermarkets and department stores, are decreasing at a rapid rate. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Retail-sales-decelerated-in-February-CBI-finds-02031 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Retail-sales-decelerated-in-February-CBI-finds-02031 Stores do not provide customers with what they desire, survey reveals A recent survey from Accenture has found that a gap has emerged between what shoppers desire from their shopping experience - be it online, in store or on mobile ' and what stores are offering. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Stores-do-not-provide-customers-with-what-they-desire-survey-reveals-02105 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Stores-do-not-provide-customers-with-what-they-desire-survey-reveals-02105 An individual child is estimated to have received £56 worth of Easter gifts this year A recent survey of 2,118 parents, has estimated that on average, an individual child received £56 worth of Easter eggs and presents over the course of the Easter weekend. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/An-individual-child-is-estimated-to-have-received-56-worth-of-Easter-gifts-this-year-02115 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/An-individual-child-is-estimated-to-have-received-56-worth-of-Easter-gifts-this-year-02115 High street sales fell in March, survey finds A recent survey has found that high street sales in March suffered the sharpest monthly decrease in over three years. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/High-street-sales-fell-in-March-survey-finds-02117 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/High-street-sales-fell-in-March-survey-finds-02117 Discount supermarkets becoming increasingly popular, survey finds Recent findings from the 2015 Shopper Barometer have revealed that discount supermarkets are becoming increasingly popular throughout Britain, with many Brits opting to shop with them, as opposed to the large supermarkets. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Discount-supermarkets-becoming-increasingly-popular-survey-finds-02229 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Discount-supermarkets-becoming-increasingly-popular-survey-finds-02229 Consumer behaviour influenced by ethics A recent survey, of 4,500 adults and 500 16-17 year olds, has found that consumer behaviour is influenced by ethical issues, with 70 per cent of adults in the UK claiming they would opt to shop at a retail chain which pays its staff the living wage. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Consumer-behaviour-influenced-by-ethics-02232 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Consumer-behaviour-influenced-by-ethics-02232 Bananas top supermarket impulse purchase, survey finds A recent survey on behalf of Tesco has found that bananas are the most frequent impulse buy amongst customers. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Bananas-top-supermarket-impulse-purchase-survey-finds-02302 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Bananas-top-supermarket-impulse-purchase-survey-finds-02302 US retailers lost 44 billion dollars to shoplifting and fraud last year, survey finds A recent survey by the National Trade Federation and the University of Florida has revealed that a massive $44 billion (£28billion) was lost in 2014, as a result of employee or supplier fraud, shoplifting and administrative errors. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/US-retailers-lost-44-billion-dollars-to-shoplifting-and-fraud-last-year-survey-finds-02390 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/US-retailers-lost-44-billion-dollars-to-shoplifting-and-fraud-last-year-survey-finds-02390 UK footfall one and a half per cent lower in June 2015 than June 2014, figures show Recent figures, from the British Retail Consortium's monthly footfall monitor, have shown that UK footfall was 1.5 per cent lower in June 2015 than it was during June 2014. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-footfall-one-and-a-half-per-cent-lower-in-June-2015-than-June-2014-figures-show-02386 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-footfall-one-and-a-half-per-cent-lower-in-June-2015-than-June-2014-figures-show-02386 June saw the highest retail sales in 18 months, figures show According to a recent British Retail Consortium and KPMG survey, June 2015 saw the highest boost to retail sales in 18 months, with items such as outdoor toys, furniture and summer clothing selling at a rapid rate. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/June-saw-the-highest-retail-sales-in-18-months-figures-show-02387 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/June-saw-the-highest-retail-sales-in-18-months-figures-show-02387 Consumers opting for marketplace over retail websites, survey finds According to a recent survey, online shoppers are starting their product research on retail marketplace channels ' which allow third party merchants to sell products, before viewing an individual retailer's website - at an increasing rate. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Consumers-opting-for-marketplace-over-retail-websites-survey-finds-02423 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Consumers-opting-for-marketplace-over-retail-websites-survey-finds-02423 Survey finds 1 in 3 Britons have started their Christmas shopping According to the findings of a recent survey by technology company, Rubicon Project, one in three Britons have already started their Christmas shopping. The percentage increases amongst the parents in the survey, with 45 per cent revealing that they have already started to buy presents for their family. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-1-in-3-Britons-have-started-their-Christmas-shopping-02490 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-1-in-3-Britons-have-started-their-Christmas-shopping-02490 Top consumer annoyance is unhelpful staff, survey finds A recent consumer survey has revealed that unhelpful staff are the biggest annoyance to UK shoppers, with 43 per cent of people citing unknowledgeable sales assistants as irritating. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Top-consumer-annoyance-is-unhelpful-staff-survey-finds-02491 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Top-consumer-annoyance-is-unhelpful-staff-survey-finds-02491 Survey finds amount of heavy online shoppers is increasing A recent retail survey by Hermes has revealed that the amount of heavy online shoppers has doubled in the last two years, to a figure of three million. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-amount-of-heavy-online-shoppers-is-increasing-02548 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-amount-of-heavy-online-shoppers-is-increasing-02548 Two thirds of retailers with CCTV want mobile access, survey finds According to a recent retail survey, two thirds of retailers with CCTV cameras installed want to implement mobile access. As well as this, 70 per cent of the respondents said that they want to introduce covert CCTV systems, whilst 60 per cent said they already use covert CCTV cameras. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Two-thirds-of-retailers-with-CCTV-want-mobile-access-survey-finds-02618 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Two-thirds-of-retailers-with-CCTV-want-mobile-access-survey-finds-02618 Christmas trading confidence rising amongst retailers, survey finds A new survey by Barclays has discovered that retailers in the UK are more positive about Christmas trading this year. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Christmas-trading-confidence-rising-amongst-retailers-survey-finds-02686 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Christmas-trading-confidence-rising-amongst-retailers-survey-finds-02686 Survey finds Aldi’s Christmas ad is the most effective amongst mums According to a recent retail survey by Channel Mum, this year's most effective Christmas advert is that of Aldi, with 33 per cent of mums saying that they want to shop at the budget store after watching it. Following Aldi as the most effective Christmas advertiser, 31 per cent said that they would visit Aldi after watching their advert. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-Aldis-Christmas-ad-is-the-most-effective-amongst-mums-02816 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-Aldis-Christmas-ad-is-the-most-effective-amongst-mums-02816 November saw worst retail sales growth since 2011, UK survey finds A recent UK retail survey has revealed that November saw the worst retail sales growth since 2011, with the hopes of a Black Friday increase being dashed. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/November-saw-worst-retail-sales-growth-since-2011-UK-survey-finds-02787 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/November-saw-worst-retail-sales-growth-since-2011-UK-survey-finds-02787 Survey find retailers were worried that millions of people would return unwanted gifts A survey pre-Christmas revealed that approximately 33 per cent of consumers in the United Kingdom were going to return an unwanted present and 88 per cent said that they were going to do this in a shop, rather than do it by post. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-find-retailers-were-worried-that-millions-of-people-would-return-unwanted-gifts-02860 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-find-retailers-were-worried-that-millions-of-people-would-return-unwanted-gifts-02860 Organic food is more expensive than non-organic, survey finds A recent piece of market research has revealed that the organic food, sold at five of the biggest supermarket chains in the United Kingdom, is more expensive than non-organic food. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Organic-food-is-more-expensive-than-non-organic-survey-finds-02918 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Organic-food-is-more-expensive-than-non-organic-survey-finds-02918 Survey finds extended Sunday trading could mean small retailers lose out A recent retail survey has revealed that the general public largely supports the change to Sunday trading laws, however, they were found to be concerned about the effect it could have on smaller retailers and those working in the stores. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-extended-Sunday-trading-could-mean-small-retailers-lose-out-03236 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-extended-Sunday-trading-could-mean-small-retailers-lose-out-03236 Survey finds online shopping is to be defined by customer experience this year A recent market research project, commissioned by SLI systems, has revealed that the effort is to be dedicated to boosting sales through delivering the best possible e-commerce experience. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-online-shopping-is-to-be-defined-by-customer-experience-this-year-03030 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-online-shopping-is-to-be-defined-by-customer-experience-this-year-03030 April saw largest decline in sales since 2014, retail figures show According to The Confederation of British Industry, April saw the largest decline in sales in over four years. The decline was attributed to April's cold weather, with less people shopping for summer attire as well as the fierce competition for customers between retailers. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/April-saw-largest-decline-in-sales-since-2014-retail-figures-show-03089 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/April-saw-largest-decline-in-sales-since-2014-retail-figures-show-03089 Survey reveals British consumers’ favourite shops of 2016 According to a recent survey by Which?, Toolstation and John Lewis are the favourite stores amongst British consumers. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-British-consumers-favourite-shops-of-2016-03134 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-British-consumers-favourite-shops-of-2016-03134 Survey finds June saw low consumer confidence Survey finds June saw low consumer confidence: Recent figures have uncovered that consumer confidence was low in June as the lead up to the EU referendum on June 23rd made people more pessimistic about the UK economy. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-June-saw-low-consumer-confidence-03196 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-June-saw-low-consumer-confidence-03196 Data suggests half of online spend is with online only stores Data suggests half of online spend is with online only stores:According to figures from the Office for National Statistics, online shops with no physical shops on the high street, such as Amazon and Asos, took approximately 50p of every £1 spend online in 2015. This figure represents a 25 per cent increase since 2010, when 41p of every £1 spent online was spent on an online shop. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Data-suggests-half-of-online-spend-is-with-online-only-stores-03250 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Data-suggests-half-of-online-spend-is-with-online-only-stores-03250 Survey predicts Black Friday will overshadow Christmas spending and January sales Survey predicts Black Friday will overshadow Christmas spending and January sales: According to a recent retail survey by The Market Creative, Black Friday sales are set to start the Christmas spending; however, as a result, consumers are expecting to spend less in December and during the January sales. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-predicts-Black-Friday-will-overshadow-Christmas-spending-and-January-sales-03376 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-predicts-Black-Friday-will-overshadow-Christmas-spending-and-January-sales-03376 Survey says retail brands need to refine their marketing channels Survey says retail brands need to refine their marketing channels: A new report by Omnico has revealed that the more marketing channels a retailer had, the more confused their customers were, suggesting that retailers need to fine-tune their channels. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-says-retail-brands-need-to-refine-their-marketing-channels-03307 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-says-retail-brands-need-to-refine-their-marketing-channels-03307 Survey finds Southerners most likely to bring own plastic bags to avoid 5p charge Survey finds Southerners most likely to bring own plastic bags to avoid 5p charge: A recent survey by Cardiff University into the 5p plastic bag charge has revealed that those from the South of the England are the most likely to bring their own carrier bags along with them when they go shopping. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-Southerners-most-likely-to-bring-own-plastic-bags-to-avoid-5p-charge-03342 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-Southerners-most-likely-to-bring-own-plastic-bags-to-avoid-5p-charge-03342 Survey finds Brits would put jobs in jeopardy to get a Black Friday bargain Survey finds Brits would put jobs in jeopardy to get a Black Friday bargain: A recent survey of 2,000 British people, by leading watch retailer, the WatchShop, has revealed that 57 per cent of Black Friday bargain hunters would call in work sick to secure the best deals. A further 63 per cent of Brits would also consider booking annual leave to make sure they bagged the best Black Friday offers. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-Brits-would-put-jobs-in-jeopardy-to-get-a-Black-Friday-bargain-03412 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-Brits-would-put-jobs-in-jeopardy-to-get-a-Black-Friday-bargain-03412 Survey reveals what the UK loves to eat on Christmas day Survey reveals what the UK loves to eat on Christmas day: A recent food and drinks survey by Asda has revealed what British peoples' favourite food to eat on Christmas day is, and perhaps surprisingly it is not turkey. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-what-the-UK-loves-to-eat-on-Christmas-day-03415 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-what-the-UK-loves-to-eat-on-Christmas-day-03415 Survey finds retailers are shunning the UK because of high business rates Survey finds retailers are shunning the UK because of high business rates: A recent retail survey has revealed that approximately 75 per cent of international retailers are electing to expand their stores outside of the United Kingdom as a result of the country's high and complicated business rates system. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-retailers-are-shunning-the-UK-because-of-high-business-rates-03460 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-retailers-are-shunning-the-UK-because-of-high-business-rates-03460 The retail sector receives more complaints than any other, survey finds The retail sector receives more complaints than any other, survey finds: A recent survey has revealed that the retail sector has been crowned as the industry which gets the most amount of complaints by its customers. According to the survey findings, complaints in the retail sector accounted for 24 per cent of the 55 million total recorded complaints in 2016. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/The-retail-sector-receives-more-complaints-than-any-other-survey-finds-03517 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/The-retail-sector-receives-more-complaints-than-any-other-survey-finds-03517 Survey finds retailers are recruiting more staff despite Brexit Survey finds retailers are recruiting more staff despite Brexit: According to the Retail Salary Survey 2017, conducted by retail recruitment specialist Quest Search and Selection, 45 per cent of retailers have reported headcount growth over the past 12 months compared to just 27 per cent who reported a fall. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-retailers-are-recruiting-more-staff-despite-Brexit-03605 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-retailers-are-recruiting-more-staff-despite-Brexit-03605 Relaunch of PlayStation game, Crash Bandicoot, saves further decline of retail sector Relaunch of PlayStation game, Crash Bandicoot, saves further decline of retail sector: Recent statistics have revealed that the launch of the Crash Bandicoot N.Sane trilogy, has aided the growth of the game retail sector, as boxed game sale figures upped 93%; totalling to 331,000. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Relaunch-of-PlayStation-game-Crash-Bandicoot-saves-further-decline-of-retail-sector-03764 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Relaunch-of-PlayStation-game-Crash-Bandicoot-saves-further-decline-of-retail-sector-03764 End of month statistics for May 2017, estimate a decrease in UK retail sales End of month statistics for May 2017, estimate a decrease in UK retail sales: The Office of National Statistics reveal that retail sales have decreased, due to the possibility of store prices increasing. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/End-of-month-statistics-for-May-2017-estimate-a-decrease-in-UK-retail-sales-03769 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/End-of-month-statistics-for-May-2017-estimate-a-decrease-in-UK-retail-sales-03769 Latest research reveals that heatwave helped increase sales for UK retail sector http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Latest-research-reveals-that-heatwave-helped-increase-sales-for-UK-retail-sector-03774 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Latest-research-reveals-that-heatwave-helped-increase-sales-for-UK-retail-sector-03774 Survey finds Millennials prefer looking for discounts in-store, as opposed to online http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-Millennials-prefer-looking-for-discounts-in-store-as-opposed-to-online-03888 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-Millennials-prefer-looking-for-discounts-in-store-as-opposed-to-online-03888 New survey reveals what challenges most retail store managers face http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-survey-reveals-what-challenges-most-retail-store-managers-face-03917 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-survey-reveals-what-challenges-most-retail-store-managers-face-03917 Survey reveals consumer opinions regarding customer service http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-consumer-opinions-regarding-customer-service-03926 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-consumer-opinions-regarding-customer-service-03926 New survey reveals why some customers feel embarrassed about using reusable bottles New survey reveals why some customers feel embarrassed about using reusable bottles: The average household is estimated to recycle 270 plastic bottles each year, however nationally, around 16million plastic bottles are not ethically discarded. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-survey-reveals-why-some-customers-feel-embarrassed-about-using-reusable-bottles-04000 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-survey-reveals-why-some-customers-feel-embarrassed-about-using-reusable-bottles-04000