Tag: research digest

empty shelves
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Shoppers braced for post-Brexit food shortages, says HIM

Almost two-thirds (61%) of shoppers expect there to be food shortages as a result of Brexit. That’s according...

Shoppers
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CBI: Retail sales fall for longest period since 2011

The latest CBI monthly survey shows that sales fell for the third consecutive month, the longest period of...

woman vaping
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Human lung tissue ‘unimpacted by vapour’

Despite delivering more nicotine than cigarette smoke, scientists from blu owner Imperial Brands conclude that vapour didn’t trigger...

Shoppers
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Scottish high street retail jobs ‘fell by 8.6%’ in five years

A new report from the Office of National Statistics has shown that retail jobs on Scotland’s high streets...

Credit cards
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Debit cards remain UK’s preferred in-store payment method

New analysis of the billions of payments processed by Worldpay has revealed that debit cards remain the UK’s...

Woman shopping
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Impulse in convenience decline as millennials change channel

The average age of shoppers in convenience has risen to 48, with the share of shoppers under the...

basket of food
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Food inflation continues to slow

The BRC–Nielsen Shop Price Index for May 2019 has shown that food inflation continued to decelerate in May...

Pouring away own-label beer
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Is own-label losing relevance in convenience?

There has been a long-term decline in convenience baskets containing own-label items, according to research from HIM &...

online grocery shopping
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Number of Brits online grocery shopping falls by 4%

Brits now spend £12.3bn online grocery shopping, up 9%, but surprisingly the number of consumers buying online has...

Brexit: unzipping Britain from EU
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Shopper pessimism around Brexit grows

Research among 1,000 shoppers carried out in the first week of March by HIM has confirmed a growth...