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.
With peak just around the corner, a new study finds that more than half of UK consumers feel that Black Friday, Cyber Monday (BFCM) discounts are never as good as they expect them to be and 58% report that the products they really want are never discounted
UK-based brewery Brew Dog has joined the throng of retailers from a growing number of sectors to offer buy now, pay later (BNPL) – teaming up with Clearpay to kick off the beer company’s annual ‘beer advent calendar’
Almost all UK SME retailers have permanently transformed the way they interact with their customers, with 9 out of 10 introducing new digital services. Additionally, four out of five (82%) businesses say that retailers without an online presence are unlikely to survive in the future
Leading online retailer of children’s licenced apparel and accessories, Character.com, has seen full-year sales revenue hit £50m in 2020/21 – five times what it was in 2017 – and has bagged a multi-million pound injection for growth from a leading capital investor