Tag Archives: Christmas

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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Mary Berry reunites with Mel and Sue for Christmas show

Former Bake Off presenters Mary Berry, Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins will be reunited on BBC One for a one-off programme to air this Christmas. The documentary will focus on a group of volunteers in South Wales who have opened a community centre. With the local school and post office …

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Currys PC World predicts its top Christmas sellers

Currys PC World has revealed the top 24 tech gifts expected to take pride of place under the nation’s Christmas trees. According to the electrical retailer, voice-controlled technology will be the most popular presents, followed by high-end speakers and the latest headphones. One housewares product makes an appearance though: tenth …

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Brits fear Christmas is ‘disappearing’ from the High Street

Almost a third of British consumers are worried about Christmas disappearing from the high street and as a result, just 7% will do all of their Christmas shopping online this year, new research has found. A survey carried out by e-tailer Christmas Tree World has revealed that Christmas helps to …

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JML announces its biggest ever Christmas media spend

JML has upped its investment in media advertising by 20% this Christmas, by splashing out on 30-second adverts on ITV, Channel 4 and Sky. The retailer’s group head of sales Brian Keogh said that despite the slump in retail sales and increased inflation in 2017, JML is confident that consumers …

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From Prosecco turkey to chocolate mince pies, Waitrose reveals its Christmas 2017 dishes

Waitrose will step back in time this Christmas with a taste of the 1970s, as the supermarket chain creates nostalgic Black Forest-inspired dishes for the festive period. Waitrose ambassador – and Michelin-starred chef – Heston Blumenthal’s Christmas offering is the Heston from Waitrose Black Forest Panettone (£12.50/750g). The retailer said: …

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