We talk about the sharing economy as if it is a fairly new concept, but is it really that new or is it simply an old behaviour reinvented and enabled by technology?
Roller-coaster year for UK consumer confidence
London, December 22, 2016 – GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index has increased by one point this month to -7. Two of the five measures saw increases in December with the remaining three measures decreasing.
2016 has been a tumultuous year, and it’s still unclear what the consequences of the Brexit vote, the policies of President-elect Trump, and the economic slowdown in previously high-growth regions such as China will be.
OTT (over-the-top) Services: It’s an in-home – not mobile – entertainment experience
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On the 15th - 17th November, James Llewellyn and Peter Vankeulen spoke at the Omnishopper international event, Canary Wharf.
Reignited hype and significant financial backing suggests we may be teetering on the edge of a second wave of virtual reality (VR) success. 20 years of inconspicuous availability is now overshadowed as expectations have surged. Some of the world’s largest companies are in support of VR, while PC and mobile manufacturer launches have driven momentum in 2016. Now up for debate is whether VR will become a mass market entity, and how.
Of UK consumers agree they only buy from trusted brands +7 pts. vs. 2011
Continued growth in the international cruise market highlights an increasing important segment of the international market.
Black Friday has become one of the most important dates in the UK's retail calendar in the space of a few years. Are you maximizing the opportunities? Do you understand what happens at this all-important promotional period, why, and what it means for your business?
This year we’ve seen a further evolution of Black Friday. The event, which in reality is still only a few years old on these shores, has become the key trading period in the UK retail calendar.
On the face of it, last week’s Autumn Statement was bittersweet for the motor insurance industry. The good news is that the government announced plans to push ahead with legal reforms to cut compensation for whiplash injuries which are costing insurance companies c£1bn a year. Insurers cheered this news and pledged to pass on the savings to motorists.
Latest data shows outbound demand ahead of last year