Rise of the conscious consumer: 75% of Britons adopt ethical shopping and healthier eating habits

Rise of the conscious consumer: 75% of Britons adopt ethical shopping and healthier eating habits

A staggering 75% of the British public are cutting down their consumption of products they see as having a harmful impact on the environment or their health, from single-use plastic to meat, according to a new survey. The impact of plastic on the planet has hit home the hardest with the British public, thanks in part to the BBC wildlife series […]

Real people not robots is what British consumers want from retailers

Real people not robots is what British consumers want from retailers

A study launched by Gekko, a marketing agency titled – ‘Service not Sci-fi’ reveals that UK shoppers would rather deal with real people not robots or artificial intelligence when it comes to shopping.  The study found that 81% of UK shoppers claim the personal touch has disappeared from retail customer service in modern Britain, with almost a third (32 […]

Marie Claire continues retail expansion with launch of Marie Claire Edit shopping platform

Marie Claire continues retail expansion with launch of Marie Claire Edit shopping platform

Marie Claire UK, the premium fashion and beauty magazine brand published by TI Media, has launched a unique, first-in-class online fashion aggregator platform: Marie Claire Edit. Designed and built in house within TI Media, Marie Claire Edit brings to life the influential women behind Marie Claire fashion whilst providing brands with new native and social advertising […]

Online purchase experience is worse at Christmas, say British shoppers

Online purchase experience is worse at Christmas, say British shoppers

A new online survey by YouGov of 2,024 British shoppers gives online retailers plenty to think about just as their busiest period of the year approaches. Commissioned by post-purchase communication experts parcelLab, the study reveals that although 49% of people now do at least half their Christmas shopping online, 44% say the experience is worse […]

New stats show Brits now more likely to purchase big-ticket items via mobile or tablet

New stats show Brits now more likely to purchase big-ticket items via mobile or tablet

New purchasing stats from Wowcher show that UK consumers are becoming much more comfortable shopping via a mobile device, with three quarters of all purchases on the eCommerce platform being made through a mobile device. On big ticket items, where the AOV is over £412, such as long-haul holidays & cruises, wedding packages and beach […]

Retail evolution not extinction, says Gekko’s Daniel Todaro

Retail evolution not extinction, says Gekko’s Daniel Todaro

A ‘seamless customer experience’ appears to be the current obsession for retailers – mobile, desktop, in-app – a preoccupation with working out what customers want, even before they do and they’re getting pretty good at it.  But Bricks and Mortar retailers have the added pressure of the in-store customer experience and this is where it’s […]

ebay Gets Tactical with Weather-Driven DOOH Spring Campaign in the UK

ebay Gets Tactical with Weather-Driven DOOH Spring Campaign in the UK

eBay brings colourful shopping inspiration to the streets in a UK-wide digital out of home (DOOH) drive designed to bring the online retailers vibrant product lines to life. Popular springtime pursuits and product lines are aligned to real-time weather conditions in a campaign that spans transit, retail and roadside environments and runs until the 8th […]

Amazon plans to open up to six more cashierless Amazon Go stores in 2018

Amazon plans to open up to six more cashierless Amazon Go stores in 2018

Amazon plans to open as many as six more cashierless stores in 2018, according to a report. The e-commerce giant is considering locations in Los Angeles and hometown Seattle, where the first Amazon Go store opened in January, Recode reported, citing people familiar with the situation. Amazon Go is the company’s most ambitious effort to […]

Amazon opens a supermarket with no checkouts

Amazon opens a supermarket with no checkouts

 Amazon is finally opening its checkout-free brick-and-mortar convenience store to the public, nearly a year after it originally planned to open its doors. Amazon Go is an 1,800 square foot automated store based at Amazon Seattle headquarters. The store relies on sensors and cameras to detect what items shoppers have taken from the shelves, […]