• ShopperTrak commentary for w/c 7th August

    ShopperTrak Retail Index – UK National Weekly:
    Change for week 32 (7th August 2017 – 13th August 2017): -3.9%
    Change for week 32 Year-on-Year: -2.2%

    ShopperTrak Retail Index – Retail Park Weekly:
    Change for week 32 (7th August 2017 – 13th August 2017): 0.1%
    Change for week 32 Year-on-Year: -1.8%

    Commentary
    The ShopperTrak National Retail Index is reporting decrease Week-on-Week of -3.9% and a decrease of -2.2% Year-on-Year.  The weekend showed a decrease of -2.3% Year-on-Year. The Year-to-Date trend reports -2.6% compared to the previous week. Furthermore, the figure recorded is worse than last year, -2.3%.

    All regions realised a Year-on-Year decrease with the Eastern region suffering the highest decrease, -5.2%, followed by Northern Ireland, -3.8%. The South West & Wales, the South East, and the West ….

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  • Summertime rules: analysing Europe’s back-to-school footfall trends

    As the school year ends each summer, a key sales opportunity begins for European retailers.

    Families that shop for clothes, shoes, stationery and accessories that their children will need when the next term begins are a valuable revenue driver – and the spend taking place in 2017 is likely to end up even higher than last year, says Kantar.

    Yet many retailers fail to make the most of the back-to-school sales potential. Shopper traffic during school holidays can be erratic, making the planning of inventory and staffing levels a challenge.

    To help you plan your summer retail strategy more effectively, we’ve identified three key back-to-school strategies based on an analysis of shopper footfall from several European countries in 2014-16.

    Be prepared for the stock-up shopper

    Whether they’re hunting down the best prices, ….

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  • School’s out, store’s in

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  • Why the schedule matters for successful staffing

    You may be working hard to attract shoppers, satisfy their demands and drive conversions – but are you fully optimising the role your store associates play in this equation?

    Staff members are one of brick-and-mortar stores’ most valuable assets. In addition to making sure that the business is working effectively on an operational level, retail staff members are essential to customer service, as they provide shoppers with advice and reassurance that encourages them to make a transaction.

    But however strong a store team might be, it will not deliver optimum results unless its schedule and workload are built around a holistic understanding of shopper behaviour.

    Examining the effectiveness of your staff rota, and its ability to optimise the shopper-to-associate ratio (STAR) in your stores, can yield impressive results. McKinsey ….

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  • ShopperTrak commentary for w/c 31st July

    ShopperTrak Retail Index – UK National Weekly:
    Change for week 31 (31st July 2017 – 6th August 2017): -1.1%
    Change for week 31 Year-on-Year: -1.3%

    ShopperTrak Retail Index – Retail Park Weekly:
    Change for week 31 (31st July 2017 – 6th August 2017): -8.0%
    Change for week 31 Year-on-Year: 1.1%

    Commentary
    The ShopperTrak National Retail Index is reporting decrease Week-on-Week of -1.1% and a decrease of -1.3% Year-on-Year.  The weekend showed a decrease of 0.8% Year-on-Year. The Year-to-Date trend reports -2.6% compared to the previous week. Furthermore, the figure recorded is worse than last year, -2.3%.

    The only regions to realise a Year-on-Year increase The North East region, 2.4% and Northern Ireland, 1.6%. All other regions realised a Year-on-Year decrease with the East Midlands suffering the highest ….

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  • ShopperTrak commentary for w/c 24th July

    ShopperTrak Retail Index – UK National Weekly:
    Change for week 30 (24th July 2017 – 30th July 2017): +4.1%
    Change for week 30 Year-on-Year: -3.5%

    ShopperTrak Retail Index – Retail Park Weekly:
    Change for week 30 (24th July 2017 – 30th July 2017): +7.0%
    Change for week 30 Year-on-Year: -1.0%

    Commentary
    The ShopperTrak National Retail Index is reporting an increase Week-on-Week of +4.1% and a decrease of -3.5% Year-on-Year.  The weekend showed a decrease of -2.4% Year-on-Year. The Year-to-Date trend reports -2.7% compared to the previous week. Furthermore, the figure recorded is worse than last year, -2.4%.

    All regions realised a Year-on-Year decrease with the North West region suffering the highest decrease, -6.1%, followed by the Eastern Region, -5.3%. Both the South East region and the Yorkshire Humber region realised the ….

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