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May 2014 News Archive

29 May 2014

May sees mixed sales results

Sales in the retail sector increased this month (May) for the sixth month in a row. While the pace slowed slightly after the Easter break, this is still positive news for...

27 May 2014

Online card spend reaches 20% in UK

Online shopping now accounts for 20 per cent of all credit and debit card spending in the UK, revealed new figures from Barclaycard.

The growth in online card spend is in line with the 11...

23 May 2014

Amazon launches new online dress store

Amazon has taken a bigger step into the world of fashion by launching its dedicated dress store. 

The new dress store on amazon.co.uk will feature styles from a number of leading...

22 May 2014

Lush named best for service by shoppers

It looks as though customer service is still a huge factor for UK shoppers, after the latest survey by Which highlighted those retailers that are deemed to go above and beyond to make customers...

21 May 2014

Sales volumes increase in April

April saw retail sales volumes in the UK increase by 6.9 per cent compared to the same month in 2013, marking the biggest growth seen in year-on-year figures in a decade.

New figures from...

20 May 2014

Customer loyalty affected by retailers charity donations

Retailers could see a greater degree of loyalty from customers if they were to make a donation when a transaction is made online. 

Polly Gowers, chief executive and founder of Give as...

16 May 2014

Businesses enjoy Easter boost

According to a new report from the British Retail Consortium (BRC), online sales of non-food products grew by 11.2 per cent, indicating that more confidence is returning to British...

15 May 2014

Brands using digital channels to boost sales

Retailers in the UK are now making the most of a number of online marketing channels to get their products to their shoppers, and raise brand awareness.

Britain is widely regarded as one...