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UK fashion shoppers ditch supermarkets for trendier rivals

UK fashion shoppers ditch supermarkets for trendier rivals

GlobalData apparel analyst Alice Price said consumers are becoming more discerning over fashion purchases, leading them away from supermarkets, which are generally seen as less fashionable options. Credit: Shutterstock. Between 2021 and 2023, the UK’s ‘Big Four’ supermarkets’ share of the country’s apparel market fell 1.6ppts from 8.4% to 6.7%. GlobalData said the rising cost...

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In data: Sports Direct is the most visible online footwear firm in the UK – Just Style

In data: Sports Direct is the most visible online footwear firm in the UK – Just Style

The report highlighted that these brands stand out as “ones to watch,” experiencing the most significant growth in the market. Credit: Shutterstock Analysis by search marketing platform Salience revealed that Sports Direct leads the online footwear industry, boasting a 21% increase in visibility to 187,700 over the past year. JD Sports secured second place with...

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UK Consumers Love to Shop From the Comfort of Their Homes

UK Consumers Love to Shop From the Comfort of Their Homes

Shoppers in the United Kingdom love eCommerce, disproportionately preferring to make purchases online without engaging with physical stores, PYMNTS Intelligence reveals.  By the Numbers The PYMNTS Intelligence study “2024 Global Digital Shopping Index: U.K. Edition,” commissioned by Visa Acceptance Solutions, drew from a survey of 2,200 U.K. consumers to understand recent trends in U.K. consumer behavior...

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UK Store Closures Put Spotlight on Digital Shoppers

UK Store Closures Put Spotlight on Digital Shoppers

One of the U.K.’s oldest retailers, Marks and Spencer (M&S) announced last week it plans to shutter 110 stores during the next five years. This news comes only weeks after reports that the British division of The Body Shop was closing nearly half of its 198 U.K.-based stores and reducing its headcount by 40 percent....

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Frasers Group snaps up performance brand WIT Fitness

Frasers Group snaps up performance brand WIT Fitness

Performance brand WIT Fitness describes itself as a brand for the training-obsessed. Credit: Skynesher – Getty Images. Frasers Group‘s head of acquisitions James France told Just Style: “We are pleased to have acquired the assets and IP of WIT Fitness, a globally recognised CrossFit and fitness performance brand.” He added the acquisition brings another elevated...