Shopkeepers take centre stage as Visa celebrates the high street in its first ever UK Christmas TV ad

Shopkeepers take centre stage as Visa celebrates the high street in its first ever UK Christmas TV ad

 Visa, the world’s leader in digital payments, launches its debut UK Christmas TV advert turning the spotlight on the real shopkeepers who are the heroes of Britain’s high streets. Visa’s Christmas TV advert features nine real shopkeepers – including a butcher, baker, bookseller and a florist – singing along to Mariah Carey’s All I […]

Convenience is everything: Click & Collect and delivery are the future of shopping

Convenience is everything: Click & Collect and delivery are the future of shopping

According to research unveiled January 14, convenience is the key factor for the future of retail and Click & Collect is leading the charge: around one in five (18%) believe that the service ‘changed the way they shopped’ last year, beating mobile phones, tablets and smartwatches, while more than a quarter (26%) say it’s making […]

Busy shoppers ignore pavement abscess in Cancer Research UK TV ad

Busy shoppers ignore pavement abscess in Cancer Research UK TV ad

A normal high street roadside is blemished by a football-sized bulge that grows larger with every passing day, while people go about their everyday business seemingly oblivious to the alarming carbuncle – a visual metaphor that forms the basis of Cancer Research UK’s latest TV ad. The one-minute TV spot, made by creative agency Abbott […]

Widespread discounting drives down UK shop prices

Widespread discounting drives down UK shop prices

Widespread discounts and sales promotions by retailers drove down the average price of non-food items on the high street by 2.3 per cent in August. The British Retail Consortium (BRC) says deflation for non-food is now at its lowest level since December 2008, with the August figure down on the 2.1 per cent drop seen […]