The Growth 2000 performance index benchmarks the retailcraft of the largest 2000 retailers in the UK outside of the Top500, measuring the areas of Search, Mobile, Delivery, and Social. The index takes the customer's perspective to see whether and how these companies are positioned to grow. Some are brands selling direct-to-customer for the first time; others are niche or regional retailers with a strong appeal within their target demographics; while still others are international retailers looking to expand their customer base in the UK.
Many of the UK’s leading retailers in London’s prime shopping outlets are inadequately prepared for the huge mass of Chinese tourists that are predicted to visit the UK, with only a very small minority having both staff that can speak Mandarin and accept WeChat Pay and Alipay
More than 36% of retailers think that leaving the EU at the end of this month will have mostly negative effects on their business over the next five years. So finds a survey of retailers carried out in November and December by IRX, the leading e-commerce Expo, digital marketing event and retail conference.