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The UK government’s food price cap is based on hallucinations of “greedflation”

For these accusations to be true, we would have seen a sharp uptick in supermarket profits by now, but profits are falling.

Omnichannel retailers must invest in RFID to optimise brick and mortar stores

RFID emboldens customers to make physical store visits as part of their buying journey.

Coronation to be celebrated by relaxing, not retailing

Although many consumers stated that they plan to celebrate the King’s Coronation, few are planning events that involve additional spending.

Can the furniture market withstand further inflationary pressures in 2023?

GlobalData forecasts a 2.8% dip in the furniture market due to the impact of interest rate hikes and a dampened housing market.

What went wrong for Argos in Ireland

Online penetration in Ireland falls behind the UK, but Argos’s transactional website in Ireland has long felt neglected.

Four key reasons Christmas 2022 exceeded expectations but 2023 looks bleak

After two years of restricted Christmas celebrations, social occasions were back with a bang in 2022.

Amazon UK sales growth sinks to lowest ever level

Shoppers are buying less stuff, but they are spending more overall, due to rising prices.

Asda’s foray into convenience channel will help it weather the UK’s cost-of-living storm

Asda is aiming at the convenience channel market, a move that will increase its presence in the UK convenience market industry.

Hard slog ahead for Sephora as it re-enters the UK market

The beauty retailer will have stiff competition from established UK players with improved propositions.