Tag Archives: Christmas

BRC-Springboard: Christmas sees changing shopper behaviour

December footfall decreased sharply by 3.5% year-on-year, which is the biggest decline since March 2013, according to figures released by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and Springboard. Covering the five weeks from November 26 to December 30, the BRC-Springboard footfall and vacancies monitor shows that all regions showed a drop in …

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ProCook posts record Christmas sales

ProCook has reported that its headline sales grew by 28% in the eight weeks of peak trading (incorporating Black Friday, the Christmas build-up and post-Christmas Sale). The result was driven by a 35% rise in online sales and 17% lift in retail sales, with like-for-like sales up 12.5%. The housewares …

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Credit card borrowing hits £8.5bn over Christmas

British shoppers spent almost £8.5 billion on credit cards over the festive season, according to a survey by price comparison and switching service uSwitch. The research was carried out online between November 8 and November 16 among a sample of 4,024 adults. When asked ‘if you intend to borrow, how …

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Will this be Waitrose’s busiest checkout at Christmas?

Shelly Lochhead is set to be Waitrose’s busiest checkout person in the country tomorrow (Saturday December 23), which will be Britain’s busiest shopping day of the year. Based on previous festive sales/sq ft of shop selling space calculations, Waitrose has forecast that Shelly’s shop in Cambridge is likely to be …

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Springboard: consumers defer Christmas shopping trips to last minute

Consumers are not only deferring shopping trips until the last minute, but are leaving it even later than last year to finish their Christmas purchases. According to data from retail intelligence expert Springboard, footfall between Sunday (December 17) and Wednesday (December 20) rose by 20.3% from the same four days …

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IMRG forecasts online shopping on Boxing Day to exceed £1bn for first time

IMRG estimates that online retail spend on Christmas Day will reach £844 million – which represents a 6.3% uplift on the same day in 2016, when spending hit £794 million. Online shopping on Boxing Day is forecast to exceed £1 billion for the first time, reaching £1.03 billion: a 7.9% …

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John Lewis extends Click & Collect pick-up for Christmas

John Lewis announced today (Wednesday December 20) that it will extend its Click & Collect order cut off by 24 hours to Saturday (December 23) at 8pm. The extra time will allow customers to collect their parcels in John Lewis shops until they close on Christmas Eve. The shops will …

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Springboard forecasts footfall figures up to Christmas

Retail intelligence expert Springboard forecasts that footfall figures will decline on Christmas Eve, despite the annual ‘man-dash’, which is predicted to generate a sales uplift of 2% year-on-year in shopping centres. Springboard retail insights director Diane Wehrle said: “Given the prevailing economic conditions which have put pressure on spending, and the …

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Sainsbury’s celebrates ‘Every Bit of Christmas’ in 2017 campaign

Sainsbury’s unveiled its Christmas advertising campaign last Sunday (November 12). In a departure from the supermarket chain’s traditional ‘Christmas special’, this year’s creative is an extension of the retailer’s year-round campaign, launched in January, which celebrates the ways that the nation ‘lives well’ and the joy of food. “Every Bit …

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Is your Christmas tree up yet?

A poll of 1,000 UK adults carried out by etailer Christmas Tree World has revealed that despite the tradition of putting up the Christmas tree 12 days before Christmas Day on December 13, 8% of respondents have put their Christmas decorations up already. But more than one in 10 said they won’t put up any …

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