Aldi To Launch UK Online Store

Aldi To Launch UK Online Store

German discount grocer is considering the launch of an online store in Britain, according to reports. While the retailer has offered the online delivery service of alcoholic beverages in Australia since 2013, its entrance in the online grocery market would be the company’s first foray into UK ecommerce. Its discounted prices have made Aldi a strong contender in the grocery sector, while the company’s move into cyber retail would give the likes of Asda, Tesco,…

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Like-for-like retail sales up 3.2% in March

Like-for-like retail sales up 3.2% in March

Retail sales increased by 3.2% in March on a like-for-like basis compared to the same month last year. On a total basis sales were up by 4.7%. Figures published in the BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor show that total food sales experienced their strongest growth since July 2013, growing by 1.8% in the three months to March although they were helped by the Easter distortion. On a like-for-like basis food sales edged down 0.4% David McCorquodale,…

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Consumer Spending On Mobile Devices Set To Top £53bn A Year By 2024

Consumer Spending On Mobile Devices Set To Top £53bn A Year By 2024

New research is predicting that consumer spending on mobile devices will top £53.6 billion a year by 2024 compared to the £9.7 billion spent today. However, the research by Barclays shows that the influence of mobile on spending is expected to more than double this figure from £18.4 billion to £112 billion over the same period. This means that over 42% of all retail sales are expected to involve a mobile device in some way…

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Browsing Is Important Part Of Multi-Channel Shopper Journey

Browsing Is Important Part Of Multi-Channel Shopper Journey

Retailers are increasingly recognising that browsing online and in-store is an important part of the shopping experience as they cast aside conversion rates to focus more on boosting dwell times and improving engagement. By Glynn Davis Speaking at a packed Retail Bulletin Omni-channel Summit 2015 in London last week, Aaron Chatterley, founder of Feelunique, says: “Our conversion rate is only five per cent so only one in 20 people through the [online] door purchases. They are digitally browsing…

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