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.
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.
Sunday 19 January marks the start of ‘re-resolution week’, offering brands a fresh opportunity to tap into the lucrative ‘new year, new me’ mindset as UK consumers put their New Year’s Resolutions into action three weeks after they have been set.
While UK retail may have taken a hit over the festive season, new research from Salesforce reveals that digital sales across the festive season actually grew 8% to $723 billion globally, driven by mobile.
Nearly three in five SMEs confident in business outlook for the next 12 months – with 60% of SMEs considering 5G investment – but lack of digital skills and resources threatening to hold them back, finds BT study