The Retail Business Technology Expo (RBTE) is coming to Olympia London again this year over two days, on Tuesday the 9th and Wednesday the 10th of March. RBTE is a must for anyone in retail, travel, entertainment and leisure; and we at Webloyalty are happy to be taking part.
According to a Webloyalty report on UK Christmas Trends for 2015, this year’s holiday season is looking promising for UK retailers. On average, consumers will devote 10 hours to spend their overall budget of £442, which includes gifts, food and drink and seasonal non-food items, for a total estimated at £16.481 billion in total Christmas spending.
Black Friday may be an American tradition but it has become very popular in the UK. An upcoming Webloyalty report on UK Christmas Trends for 2015 shows that 57% of consumers plan to shop on November 27 and sales are expected to top £1.6 billion making Black Friday one of the most important days of the year for UK retailers.
While most fashion retailers continue to dance to the drum of the changing seasons, a growing number of consumers are looking for a more sustainable and ethical approach to revamping their wardrobe. In a connected world, shoppers are increasingly aware of unfair labour practices in developing countries brought on by the demand for cheap and fast-produced clothing, opening the door to slow fashion.