Consumers are demanding that retailers cut back on plastic…
Mars Bars are getting new packaging, using paper-based wrappers that can be more easily recycled than plastic.
It’s fair to say that inflation has had retailers worried for some time. But it feels as though that concern is reaching something of a fever pitch right now.
There have been calls to take action to prevent retailers from ‘profiteering’ by raising prices further during the ongoing inflation crisis.
Have we seen the end of the big budget anchor store? Hopefully not – but they are having to change with the times and some are finding the process difficult.
In the pre-internet days of the 1990s, no shopping centre would be complete without a couple of anchor stores.
As a nation, we love to wring our hands in despair over what is happening to the high street.
This isn’t a new thing. While today we worry that online retailers are destroying the high street, we were already banging on 25 years ago.
It is impossible to understand the UK grocery market right now without recognising the impact of two German players on the sector.
Two decades ago Aldi and Lidl were, relatively, fringe players in the UK compared to the ‘Big Four’ supermarkets which then dominated sales.
Retail loyalty schemes are a hot topic right now.
Retailers are making the most of the chance to push their loyalty schemes as a way for consumers to save money.
Tesco champions the consumer in a bid to bring down prices.
The retail sector is facing a unique set of headwinds as the first quarter of the 21st century edges closer to its end.