The under 35s will be key to the Christmas shopping season internationally, a new study shows. And retailers who want to reach them need to hit a sweet spot by combining sustainability with tech and attractive pricing.
Charity initiatives aiming to get consumers buying secondhand rather than new may have hurt e-fashion sales last month, a new report shows, but a final resolution to Brexit might release some pent-up demand.
We've already heard from the UK's statistics body that e-sales in August were weak and now the key specialist tracking report that monitors such sales has confirmed the weakness, although fashion looked strong
The news about UK retail in June may have been largely bleak but it seems that e-tail sales “bounced back” last month with the latest IMRG Capgemini eRetail Sales Index on Thursday showing retail sales up 8.5%.
It was a tough month for womenswear, menswear and footwear in May as UK online retail sales for all categories went into reverse, the comparable figures having been skewed by the mini boom of a year ago.
Fashion dragged UK online retail sales growth down last month and m-commerce went into reverse with pureplay e-tailers suffering more than multichannel players as warm weather dented consumer interest in shopping.
Online retail in the UK enjoyed a warm weather boost in February as a mini heatwave sent the e-tail sales rise easily above the averages seen in the last few months, according to the IMRG Capgemini eRetail Sales Index.