British women are among the most likely to find Christmas stressful according to a 25-country study by Lidl and Nielsen on roles around Christmas. It includes sales data showing December's grocery bill is 20% higher than the rest of the year, we make 6% more trips and which products see the biggest uplift in sales due to Christmas [more…]
Although British shoppers are the most likely in the world to have a loyalty card, with the exception of Finland, they’re among the least likely to see or utilise the benefits, according to a Nielsen study of 63 countries.
Two-thirds of shoppers globally report being a member of a retail loyalty scheme, compared to 89% in Britain. Only Finland is higher (94%). The average British loyalty card holder has 3.6 of them, behind only Japan and Lithuania.
— Will Corry (@slievemore) December 30, 2014
- Own-brands account for 54% of UK supermarket grocery sales; around 3 x global average
- ‘Premium’ own-brand sales growing at almost 4x market rate
- 71% of Britons say quality has improved over time; 50% would buy more if greater variety available