Tag Archives: trends

Heatwave inspires homes and gardens

New insights released by eBay Advertising reveal the remarkable influence of warmer weather over shopping habits, as top temperatures across the UK prompt shoppers to spend big. And with Brits spending more time than ever at home this summer, there are extended opportunities for brands to connect with shoppers online …

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Covid-19 encourages Millennials to go vegan

The prospect of a diet packed with chickpeas, lentils, and quinoa appears to be more tempting as of late, as new research from Mintel reveals that a quarter of young British Millennials (aged 21-30) say that the Covid-19 pandemic has made a vegan diet more appealing. These plant-loving Millennials are not …

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May sees footfall begin to increase

Lock down has seen retail footfall decline to unprecedented levels, forcing some businesses into administration and giving almost all companies cause for serious concern and action. However, according to the latest report from Springboard, lock down easing is seeing a tentative uptick in footfall trends. “The second month of lock …

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Retail footfall on the rise

Retail expert Springboard has revealed that footfall rose by an average of +11.3% across UK retail destinations over the period from Monday to Thursday in the run up to the late May bank holiday weekend.  Footfall has risen on a week on week basis on each of the past seven …

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Encouragement for housewares in the longer term

 While the negative economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the housewares sector remains unchanged (forecast growth in expenditure for 2020 has dropped to minus 14.4% – from £13.6 bn to £11.7 bn compared to 2019), the British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA)’s latest weekly Covid-19 financial update shows some …

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Retail declines but high streets prevail

The four weeks from 05 April to 02 May 2020 saw the greatest ever decline in retail footfall as the nation locked down, but there is a shift towards local high streets according to footfall monitor and insights specialist, Springboard. “In the first month in which the UK has been …

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Forecast growth in housewares down 14.4%

According to The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA)’s latest weekly Covid-19 financial update for members, forecast growth in housewares and small domestic electricals expenditure for 2020 has now dropped to minus 14.4% – from £13.6 bn to £11.7 bn compared to 2019.  While the overall electricals sector (which includes …

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BHETA publishes latest quarterly report

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) has published a quarterly economic report pulling together multiple sources of data on the home improvement, DIY, housewares, garden and small domestic appliances sectors; and including original research drawn from its membership. The first issue was published in March and is available free …

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Food and drink trends to watch out for

The British designer, manufacturer, and retailer of kitchens Wren Kitchens has collaborated with food futurist Tony Hunter of Future Cubed to find out which food and beverage trends to watch out for in 2020. The trends are listed below (with comments by Wren Kitchens): Meat/Plant Products: hybrid/blended products that deliver …

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Scarlet Opus to talk trends at Exclusively Shows

Trend forecasting agency Scarlet Opus will be returning to this year’s co-located London shows Exclusively Housewares and Exclusively Electrical, to provide insights into trends that it forecasts will influence the homeware sector over the next 18 months. Scarlet Opus works with retailers, manufacturers, interior designers, architects and the world’s press …

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