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May 9, 2017

united kingdom retail sales highest since 2006

"UK retail sales enjoy biggest jump since 2006"

British retail sales bounces back since 11 years


According to financial times ,The British Retail Consortium-KPMG retail sales monitor rose 5.6 per cent in April from a year earlier, up from a 1 per cent decline in March and well ahead of expectations for a 0.5 per cent gain.Barclaycard’s data also matched this picture, with spending up 5.5pc in April on the year. This was the strongest result since April 2006 led by late easter sales 

 Over the three months to April 2017, food sales were up by 2.4 per cent from a year earlier, while non-food retail rose by 0.3 per cent. Online sales of non-food products were up by 8.2 per cent over the same period, while in-store sales fell 1.3 per cent.The late Easter did not help the numbers - shoppers spend more over the long weekend, so its move from March and into April made the earlier month’s figures look worse, while flattering April’s data.But even stripping out the effect of a late Easter, spending was still up year-on-year. The three-month average for annual sales growth now stands at 2%.Consumer Spending rose on almost all types of goods, according to data from BRC led by jewelry and watches, toys and baby equipment, food, furniture, clothing and home accessories.




November 14, 2016

retail industry and job creation by verticals

" retail industry job creation by retail sectors"

In America, the retail industry plays a big role in job creation.The retail industry in United States supports nearly 5 million logistics jobs. along with 4 million management and administration jobs.Another 2 million health care and service jobs.A 2 million finance, insurance and real estate jobs.Overall 98.6% of the retail industry employs less than 50 people .This data on american retail industry comes from the PwC report, The Economic Impact of the U.S. Retail Industry.2015


According to National retail federation stats,The United States retail economy supports 3,793,621 Retail Establishments which power 42 Million Jobs and around $2.6 Trillion in Total GDP Impact

January 28, 2016

wall street selects its top 5 retail stocks

"amazon the number one brand for wall street"



Generally wall street is  not known  to pick their winners.Wall street does not reason  a spectacular quarter, or even an excellent 3 quarters.. The stock markets hates "suprises " and for that reason not many  brands  that might have once upon a time, media's poster boy.failed to  to satisfy wall street

However !It  now seems  that wall street has decided  and finally given it a thumbs up to the online retail industry and specially  Amazon. The company dominated Black Friday sales in the United States and is all but certain to be the number 1 source for last minute presents for many million people around the world. Amazon’s stock price more than doubled this year, bringing the company’s market cap to more than $300 billion. 

In contrast Wall street has given the brick and mortar retailers  like  Best Buy and Walmart  a pass,  and almost all of them has seen their stocks massacred and  crumble in 2015 as they struggle to break Amazon’s dominance in the online world.

March 26, 2011

Consumer Mobile Insights on Retail : Top 3 Trends

















Text Coupons Most Popular

Text coupons lead both in terms of current engagement (25%) and planned engagement in the next 12 months (47%). text coupons lead both in terms of current engagement (25%) and planned engagement in the next 12 months (47%). 



4 in 10 Retailers Support Store Associate Blackberry Platform

85% of US retailers support consumer use of the iPhone/iPod platform, and 88% plan to do so in the future. 55% users supports  the iPad platform.

35% of smartphone users have received and/or redeemed a coupon they have received via text message.

41% have checked competitive prices on their smartphones while in a retail store either with Amazon, Red Laser, or other comparison engine.


The other two retail-related consumer mobile activities currently used by more than 20% of mobile phone subscribers are regular barcode (22%) and 2D barcode (21%). Coupons on mobile screen only have 16% current engagement, but 38% planned engagement within the next 12 months, second only to text coupons in this category.


















iPhone/iPod Most Supported Consumer Mobile Platform

iPhone/iPod and Windows Mobile platforms are tied for second place with 42% current support. However, 67% of retailers plan future iPhone/iPod support, while only 41% plan future Windows Mobile support, implying a small number of retailers currently supporting employee use of Windows Mobile devices plan to end it.


Android only has 26% current support, but comparatively high 41% planned future support. Windows CE/7 also has 26% current support, but similar to Windows Mobile planned future support for this platform dips to 22%.

52% of smartphone users in the study have paid for an additional application.
65% use their smartphone to update Facebook.





Consumer Mobile Insights On Retail You can  check out the entire research on Mobile Insights on Retail  conducted by IHL Retail and Verizon below
View more documents from Sumit Roy


Source : Marketingcharts.com