• Retail2020: The Changing Face of Retail

    It is clear bricks-and-mortar is evolving, not dying. The physical retail industry is realigning to meet changing shopper demands, to cater for new digital innovation, and to provide a seamless experience for customers across all trading channels.

    This movement is no secret; it’s a trend we’ve seen gain pace over the last few years. But the specifics of what it all means for retailers, and how their future businesses will look, is gradually becoming clearer.

    There is a drive within the sector to increase productivity, enhance store experiences, and to attract and retain the best staff for a new digitally-influenced shopping world. It’s an exciting process and one which presents huge opportunities for the sector.

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  • ShopperTrak commentary for w/c 8th May

    ShopperTrak Retail Index – UK National Weekly:
    Change for week 19 (8th May 2017 – 14th May 2017): -0.8%
    Change for week 19 Year-on-Year: -3.4%

    ShopperTrak Retail Index – Retail Park Weekly:
    Change for week 19 (8th May 2017 – 14th May 2017): -1.8%
    Change for week 19 Year-on-Year: +1.3%

    Commentary

    The ShopperTrak National Retail Index is reporting a decrease Week-on-Week of -0.8% and a decrease of -3.4% Year-on-Year.  The weekend showed a decrease of -2.8% Year-on-Year, whilst the Year-to-Date trend reports -2.5% compared to the previous week. Furthermore, the figure recorded is worse than last year, at -2.2%.

    Only 2 regions saw a Year-on-Year increase, Northern Ireland, with an increase of +1.7%, and the Yorkshire Humber region, of +0.7%. All other regions suffered a Year-on-Year decrease, with the Eastern Region realising ….

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  • ShopperTrak commentary for w/c 1st May

    ShopperTrak Retail Index – UK National Weekly:
    Change for week 18 (1st May 2017 – 7th May 2017): -0.9%
    Change for week 18 Year-on-Year: -1.7%

    ShopperTrak Retail Index – Retail Park Weekly:
    Change for week 18 (1st May 2017 – 7th May 2017): +3.2%
    Change for week 18 Year-on-Year: +2.9%

    Commentary

    The ShopperTrak National Retail Index is reporting a decrease Week-on-Week of -0.9% and a decrease of -1.7% Year-on-Year.  The weekend showed an increase of 0.9% Year-on-Year, while the Year-to-Date trend reports -2.4% compared to the previous week. Furthermore, the figure recorded is worse than last year at -2.3%.

    Only a few regions realised a Year-on-Year increase with the Yorkshire Humber region seeing the highest increase of +2.2%, followed by the South East region, with an increase of +1.4%. The only other regions to see a ….

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  • ShopperTrak commentary for w/c 24th April

    ShopperTrak Retail Index – UK National Weekly:
    Change for week 17 (24th April 2017 – 30th April 2017): +2.1%
    Change for week 17 Year-on-Year: -2.4%

     ShopperTrak Retail Index – Retail Park Weekly:
    Change for week 17 (24th April 2017 – 30th April 2017): -5.2%
    Change for week 17 Year-on-Year: +1.8%

    Commentary

    The ShopperTrak National Retail Index is reporting an increase Week-on-Week of +2.1% and a decrease of -2.4% Year-on-Year.  The weekend showed a decrease of -1.5% Year-on-Year and the Year-to-Date trend reports -2.5% compared to the previous week. Furthermore, the figure recorded is worse than last year, at -2.3%.

    Only two regions saw a Year-on-Year increase; The South East region of +1.0%, and the Yorkshire Humber region, of +0.6%. The Eastern region realised the lowest Year-on-Year decrease of -9.5%, ….

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  • ShopperTrak commentary for w/c 17th April

    ShopperTrak Retail Index – UK National Weekly:
    Change for week 16 (17th April 2017 – 23rd April 2017): -2.8%
    Change for week 16 Year-on-Year: -0.6%

    ShopperTrak Retail Index – Retail Park Weekly:
    Change for week 16 (17th April 2017 – 23rd April 2017): -1.7%
    Change for week 16 Year-on-Year: +5.0%

    Commentary

    The ShopperTrak National Retail Index is reporting a decrease Week-on-Week of -2.8% and a decrease of -0.6% Year-on-Year.  The weekend showed a decrease of -7.8% Year-on-Year and the Year-to-Date trend reports -2.5% compared to the previous week. Furthermore, the figure recorded is worse than last year, at -2.3%.

    The region to see the highest Year-on-Year increase was the Yorkshire Humber, with an increase of +9.8%, followed by Northern Ireland, of +8.6%. The South East region saw the lowest Year-on-Year increase of ….

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