The Engaging Works platform, designed by Lord Mark Price, former Minister of State for Trade and Investment and former Managing Director of Waitrose, offers workplace happiness surveys and career development tools for individuals and businesses.
Published: 23 January 2019
Next has kicked off the Christmas trading statement season from the retail sector, posting a 1.5 percent rise in full price sales between 28 October and 29 December 2018. However high street sales fell by 9.2 percent, while online sales rose by 15.2 percent.
Published: 9 January 2019
Latest reports show that Black Friday and Cyber Monday were worth a combined total of £7 billion to the retail sector this year, with the majority of shoppers making purchases online. However, these figures could be partly due to the website design tactics used by the UK’s biggest retailers to ‘trick’ people into spending more online.
Published: 4 December 2018
As Chancellor Hammond addressed the Tory faithful at the Conservative Conference in Birmingham today, the parcel comparison site ParcelHero warned that the combined impact of his proposed ‘Amazon Tax’ on online retailers and President Trump’s new tariffs on Chinese goods and materials will create a ‘perfect storm’.
Published: 2 October 2018
Retail sales volumes grew 3.5 percent in the year to July 2018, according to official ONS data published this morning. Online sales rose by 15.3 percent and now make up 18.2 percent of all retail sales, a new record high. Online sales in department stores rose by a massive 35 percent in the year to July 2018.
Published: 19 August 2018
Good value for money and good quality products are the top priority for consumers when deciding which brands to purchase good from, according to a study launched today as part of The Social Change Hub at MediaCom, the UKs largest media agency. However, the number of people prioritising cost and quality has fallen since 2017.
Published: 6 June 2018
New research has revealed that the majority (37%) of retailers are turning to independent consultants over traditional management consultancy firms for the specific expertise they can offer. When looking at the need for specific expertise, there are a number of in-demand areas across the retail sector.
Published: 3 June 2018
Next week’s FTSE reshuffle promises to pile a bit more woe at the doorstep of some familiar high street names. The reshuffle is calculated based on closing prices on Tuesday 29 May, will be formally announced after the market closes on Wednesday 30 May, and becomes effective from Monday 18 June.
Published: 28 May 2018
As final preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup get underway, all eyes are turned to Russia. It’s also a potentially world beating e-commerce market, but the international delivery expert ParcelHero has revealed that the entire EU wins just 4 percent of Russia’s $5.1bn overseas e-commerce trade.
Published: 11 May 2018
Sainsbury has this morning confirmed plans to merge with Asda in a deal which will see Asda’s current owner, Walmart, taking a stake of 42 percent in the enlarged group. Sainsbury will in addition pay £2.975 billion to Walmart for control of Asda. Walmart is to retain responsibility for the Asda pension scheme, subject to approval.
Published: 1 May 2018