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Webloyalty reading list – 17 January

2017-01-17T10:44:50+00:00 17th January 2017|Ecommerce, Fashion, Future of retail, Online Shopping, Reading list, Retail News, Shopping|

Artificial Intelligence, future retail predictions, lingerie ecommerce and voice search. Webloyalty's picks for great retail reads this week. 3 predictions for the future of retail – from the CEO of Walmart World Economic Forum "It's up to retailers to adapt to the changing retailing environment and in some areas even lead the way, or they'll fall behind and disappear" says Walmart CEO Doug McMillon. What is going to happen in 2017 AVC.com Fred Wilson's predictions are always great. The best [...]

Online shopping on the rise for Christmas this year

2016-12-28T15:09:48+00:00 20th December 2016|Christmas Retail, Retail News, Shopping|

Despite a fairly stagnant economy, UK retailers can look forward to a slightly higher level of gift spending from consumers this year with a rise of just under 2%, according to Webloyalty’s 2016 report on UK Christmas Trends. Overall, shoppers are expected to spend £16.7 billion this Christmas with many opting for online solutions. On average, it will take consumers 9.7 hours to spend their overall budget of £459, which is divided among gifts and groceries. Nearest and dearest still [...]

Rise of National Living Wage not all gloom and doom for retailers

2016-04-27T11:23:06+00:00 27th April 2016|Retail News, Shopping|

Since 1 April 2016, workers 25 and above must be paid £7.20 an hour (up from £6.50) in a series of gradual increases culminating with a National Living Wage of £9 an hour by 2020. The change is likely to be very popular with the affected 1.3 million workers but what does it mean for retailers and, more importantly, how can retailers implement the change positively?  […]

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