Winners & losers of 2017
The UK retail market suffered through some challenging times in 2017. While most online retailers saw good growth in 2017, it was the bricks and mortar retailers that suffered from low footfall and declining sales from shoppers who are out looking for a bargain in times when stores are looking to maximise profits.
This catch 22 situation was seen time and time again on the high street over the Christmas period, with a number of retailers struggling to get customers through the door.
Marks & Spencer reported a slump in sales of...
Read the full market report
1 - Introduction
The retail sector is – perhaps more than any other – tethered to the economic wellbeing of the country. By its very nature, retail relies on...Read more
2 - Large Businesses
The UK retail market suffered through some challenging times in 2017. While most online retailers saw good growth in 2017, it was the...Read more
3 - Small Businesses
Companies employing fewer than 250 people are the backbone of the UK economy, making up over 99% of all UK businesses and accounting for more than... Read more
4 - 2018 Outlook
This perfect storm of geopolitical and macroeconomic events will present significant headwinds to retailers over the coming 12-24 months...Read more
Other articles you may like
Our trend partners Colour Hive are looking ahead to 2020 to forecast and track trends in colours, material and finish for the design industry.
Find out about how trends emerge, and what patterns and colours we will see in SS 2020, as well as a sneak peak into the trends that will be at Autumn Fair this September.
Personalised gifts make for thoughtful presents that can capture a piece of the consumers personality or identity. These personalised gifts are set to be on-trend in 2020.
Independent retailers across the UK are thriving through innovation. A panel of Vend retail experts built a collection of 14 forward-thinking retailers in the UK.
Two thirds of UK retailers believe it will take their business three years or more to achieve true sustainability, a major study of retailers’ views on sustainability revealed.
The best manufacturers, makers, and suppliers from key sourcing regions around the world will be exhibiting at Autumn Fair.
Shopping at trade shows can be time consuming and tiring. Making the most of your time is crucial, so we've compiled all of our top tips for attending trade shows.
In the retail industry, supply chain transparency used to be an afterthought. Consumers, governments, and retailers are now putting it at the forefront.
If retailers want to continue to grow, it’s essential that they take a customer centric approach and set the foundation for a successful customer experience.