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Contact‘less’ Pay ‘More’

28 September, 2017 Leave a comment
Payment technology have more of an effect on people’s economic behaviour than we may expect. What you buy is surprisingly dependent on how you pay for it and how you pay for it can have a detrimental impact on spending habits. Contactless payments and mobile wallets like Apple pay are. Read More…

What’s the core to Apple’s success?

14 September, 2017 Leave a comment
The long-awaited iPhone 8 was officially launched Tuesday (September 12) along with an iPhone 8 Plus and the premium iPhone X. Arriving on the iPhone's 10th anniversary, the smartphone is an upgrade on the iPhone 7 with added features we’ve not seen before. Last year, fans queued up. Read More…

Back to school? Already? They just left!

5 September, 2017 Leave a comment
Amidst the joys of summer, it’s hard to think about the looming date of returning to school, but summer is now winding down and that day is fast approaching. As with most holiday seasons, Mother’s Day, Easter and New Year’s for example, retailers are pushing promotions earlier and earlier. Read More…

I Scream for Ice Cream

31 August, 2017 Leave a comment
Temperatures this summer may not have stayed where we’d like them to be, but in the UK the few heat waves saw sales for ice cream rise. Competition is high and numbers dwindling nevertheless, in an industry worth 1 billion pounds a year, ice cream vans are still on the streets. As. Read More…

What’s love got to do, got to do with it?

3 August, 2017 Leave a comment
We all know the aim is to get more shoppers buying, but we can’t afford to ignore the challenges faced in getting them to buy again, and again. Browse, Buy, Repeat Shopper loyalty is hard to come by in this modern society, with so many brands fighting for shoppers' attention, loyalty is. Read More…

FMCG Research and SBXL

27 July, 2017 Leave a comment
If you are going to grab a soft drink or a box of tissues, chances are that you won't bother comparison shopping. You are thirsty now or know you will be soon and you want your favourite soft drink. You just buy it. Quite simply, consumers buy out of necessity (you need shampoo) or habit or. Read More…

The Difference Between Shoppers and Buyers

20 July, 2017 Leave a comment
Buyers and Shoppers both want to purchase products, but for very different reasons. Healthy negotiations between retailers and their suppliers are all well and good, but they shouldn't negatively impact the ability of the retail industry to meet the needs of the millions of shoppers that. Read More…

What’s the Best Kind of Special Offer?

13 July, 2017 Leave a comment
Would it surprise you to hear that there isn’t a ‘best kind’ of offer? It actually doesn’t matter one bit which kind you use! Although supermarkets bombard shoppers with offers and deals, the fact is that they’re often just giving money away! Why do we say this? It’s due to the. Read More…

Retail Marketing Research

29 June, 2017 Leave a comment
In 2017, it makes sense to think that the right social media campaign will increase sales. There has never been a time like now to reach into the homes and hearts of consumers. The catch is that companies need the right information so that they can tell consumers about their products and. Read More…

Why Tony the Tiger really is G-r-r-e-at!

31 May, 2017 Leave a comment
With the typical Stock Keeping Unit (SKU) in a supermarket having around a 1 in 500 chance of being bought, it’s never been harder to grab shopper’s attention than it is today. So here is a small selection of thought starters from SBXL to help you stand out to shoppers in-store and online.. Read More…

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