The Allure of Authenticity: A Top Consumer Trend for 2017

The Allure of Authenticity: A Top Consumer Trend for 2017

Authenticity is a standout consumer value in 2017, heralded by everyone from changemakers and celebrities to supermarkets and chefs. Authenticity has been identified as the key word helping sell items on eBay in 2016, by researchers Andrew Kehoe and Matt Gee from Birmingham City University’s School of English, when looking at the most lucrative words […]

£3.7 billion worth of discounts disappear from supermarket shelves as promotions fall to lowest levels in 10 years – IRI Price and Promotion study reveals

£3.7 billion worth of discounts disappear from supermarket shelves as promotions fall to lowest levels in 10 years – IRI Price and Promotion study reveals

£3.7 billion worth of discounts disappear from supermarket shelves as promotions fall to lowest levels in 10 years – IRI Price and Promotion study reveals 14 August 2017 – The pressure on UK retailers to be more transparent in their pricing has seen the number of trade promotions fall to their lowest levels for 10 […]

75% of consumers have purchased something completely unexpected at a discount retailer

75% of consumers have purchased something completely unexpected at a discount retailer

Unusual items and word of mouth are driving the discount retailers’ success, reveals Newton. 14 August 2017 Retail consultancy Newton’s recent survey reveals that UK consumers are particularly enthusiastic about shopping for their groceries in the discount supermarkets. The research, which surveyed 2,000 UK consumers, found that Brits have a passion for both purchasing and […]

Consumer spending grows 3.5 per cent in July

Consumer spending grows 3.5 per cent in July

Months of ‘feeling the squeeze’ dampens consumer sentiment · Consumers spent 3.5 per cent more last month compared to July 2016, as sustained higher prices drove supermarket spending · While Brits managed to ring-fence part of their budget for their favourite ‘nice-to-haves’, months of ‘feeling the squeeze’ have them considering the future with greater trepidation […]

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