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....UK chocoholics will munch through £6. 2bn worth of the sweet stuff this year, but market research group Euromonitor says we are all spending less and it expects total sales to fall back to £5. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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The new bar from Mars – light on chocolate, light on calories image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 14th of July 2017 04:55:51 PM
....UK chocoholics will munch through £6. 2bn worth of the sweet stuff this year, but market research group Euromonitor says we are all spending less and it expects total sales to fall back to £5. ...
Consumer confidence is lowest since Brexit vote aftermath, survey finds image
....Worries about the economic outlook and a squeeze on household budgets dented consumer confidence this month, according to a closely watched survey. The monthly barometer of consumer mood from the market research firm GfK dropped to its lowest level since the aftermath of last summer’s EU referendum. ...
Don't believe the hype: the downside of being the next big thing image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of June 2017 09:00:00 AM
....Struggling with an overinflated product in a public arena is a challenging thing. Pleeth took the decision to shut down Sup but he went on to launch a market research app, Curious. ...
Food inflation 'hits three-year high' on weak pound image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 07:58:59 AM
.... . Meanwhile, a separate study from GfK found consumer confidence increased in May, with the market research firm's Consumer Confidence Index increasing two points to minus five. ...
More tofu? Supermarkets flesh out their vegan credentials as clean eating grows image
....The Tesco move comes a few months after rival grocer Asda became the first UK supermarket to use the Vegan Society trademark on its products, starting with vegan vodka. With growing awareness of the environmental impact of meat eating and the trend for plant-based “clean eating”, the market research firm Mintel says 11% of Brits say they have at least tried to follow a vegan diet – cutting out all animal products from their diet, including meat, fish, milk, cheese, eggs and honey. ...
Just do it: the experience economy and how we turned our backs on ‘stuff’ image
.... That feeling lingers longer, too, tied up as it is with memory. “We call it hedonic adaptation,” says Colin Strong, the head of behavioural science at Ipsos, the market research group. ...
Oil hits five-month low amid warnings of commodities rout image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 5th of May 2017 01:51:47 AM
....8 million barrels per day for the first six months of this year. Even so, Gene McGillian, manager of market research at Tradition Energy in Stamford, Connecticut, said, “We still have a near record overhang and signs of increasing production in areas of the world outside the producers that agreed to the cuts. ...
Morrisons sales jump as recovery continues image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 07:51:41 AM
....". On Wednesday, market research company Kantar Worldpanel said that Morrisons had been the fastest growing of the big four supermarket chains over the past few weeks, helped by its "The Best" line attracting more affluent shoppers. ...
Smart doggy image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 1st of May 2017 11:13:13 PM
.... . "People think of their pets as a part of their family and with tech adoption growing, it makes perfect sense to innovate in this area," says Abhishek Sharma, analyst at market research firm Technavio. ...
Will Canada's Tim Hortons win over UK coffee fans? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 30th of April 2017 05:31:04 AM
....But the potential prize is big. According to market research firm Mintel, the UK retail coffee market has raced from a value of £137m in 1997 to £3. ...
British consumers' confidence slumps as inflation grows image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 06:01:03 AM
....”. A separate measure of consumer confidence from the market research firm GfK also slipped in April, dropping one point to -7, the lowest since December. ...
How the beery vision of brewing a small fortune can fall flat image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of April 2017 08:59:21 AM
....Some industry observers think a reckoning is coming in the British brewing world. “The UK has the highest number of craft breweries per capita of anywhere in the world, even in America,” said Jonny Forsyth, global drinks analyst at market research group Mintel. ...
Eggs-porting isn't easy image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of April 2017 11:14:15 PM
....People really like the licensed character eggs and Star Wars' R2D2 is currently the best seller internationally, she adds. While market research firm Mintel doesn't track British chocolate exports, its figures show people around the world are eating more chocolate eggs. ...
Huawei defeats Samsung in patent battle in China image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 11:22:55 AM
....Samsung countersued in July over six alleged infringed patents, saying it had attempted to resolve the dispute "amicably". Huawei was the world's third-bestselling smartphone-maker in 2016 and Samsung the first, according to market research firm IDC. ...
Snack attack! Doritos and Coco Pops among latest products to shrink in UK image
....Last week crisps and bacon were named as two of the products driving a sharp pick-up in food price inflation to 2. 3% in the last three months, according to market research firm Kantar Worldpanel. ...
Samsung Galaxy S8 hides home button and gains Bixby AI image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of March 2017 03:00:35 PM
....The S8 is priced at £690 and the S8+ at £780 - a jump on last year's entry prices of £569 for the S7 and £639 for the S7 Edge. Samsung was the bestselling handset manufacturer for 2016 as a whole, according to market research firm IDC. ...
Cauliflower prices slashed as UK's warm weather leads to glut image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 05:05:46 PM
.... Iceberg lettuces soared in price by nearly 70% as some supermarkets shipped them in from the US. Sources said supermarkets were struggling to clear cauliflower stocks despite a 12% rise in the number sold in the three months to the end of February compared with the same period the previous year, according to the market research firm Kantar Worldpanel. ...
London to remain a 'magnet for global superrich despite Brexit' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 01:46:10 PM
....While the population of UNHWIs in the UK, which has increased by 28% over the past decade, is expected to keep rising, the number of superrich on the continent is expected to remain flat or decrease. “Here growth will be constrained by growing religious tensions, a combination of rising taxes and higher state pension obligations and public healthcare costs, and the loss of high-skilled jobs to Asia,” said Andrew Amoils, head of research at New World Wealth, a market research firm. ...
Does YouGov ever pay out for surveys or is it a sham? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 07:00:21 AM
.... NN, Isle of South Uist, Scotland. There are a growing number of market research companies offering rewards for consumers’ opinions and for writing reviews and testing products, although they are not all trustworthy. ...
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MWC 2017: Sony launches slow-mo Xperia XZ Premium phone image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 07:45:47 AM
....The new phone was unveiled alongside several lower specification devices on the first day of the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona. "Despite this being one of the best devices at MWC, I don't see it changing Sony's fortunes," commented Francisco Jeronimo, from the market research firm IDC. ...
Unilever to mount fierce defence against Kraft Heinz after rejecting £115bn offer image
.... If an agreement can be reached, it would create a firm described by Mike van Dulken at Accendo Markets as “one of the biggest groups in the world, selling over 400 consumer/household goods to over a third of mankind”. The combined company would have a stock market value of more than £200bn, revenues of £68bn, and would also control 3% of the world market for packaged food, according to market research group Euromonitor. ...
The UK's inflation foot soldiers: how the ONS measures the CPI image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 04:58:06 PM
....This week’s number, as in every month, will be based in part on 100,000 prices for about 520 items harvested by price collectors in 150 places. They are employed by market research firm TNS, which has the contract for price collection. ...
Nurofen maker acquires US baby food and Choco Milk company image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of February 2017 09:57:31 AM
.... Adding baby food to its vast portfolio of household products will raise the company’s standing among consumer multinationals Unilever, Nestlé, Danone and Procter & Gamble. Mead is the third-largest baby food company in the world, after Nestlé and Danone, according to market research company Euromonitor International. ...
Uber: the app that changed how the world hails a taxi image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 29th of January 2017 07:00:17 AM
....On 17 November 2008, he registered UberCab as a limited liability company in California. Soon after, hungry for some basic market research, he sent an email to Ferriss, saying: “My goal is to be at a go or no-go decision by 1 December and to be live with five cars in January. ...
Luxury retailers hope Chinese new year tourists will leave them crowing image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 28th of January 2017 08:00:49 AM
....As the year of the monkey gives way to the year of the rooster on Saturday, Britain’s retail industry is hoping for more visitors from the world’s second-largest economy. Flight bookings from China to the UK are up 88% on 2016 for the Chinese New Year holiday period, which runs from 18 January to 1 February, according to market research firm ForwardKeys. ...
Toy makers warn of price rises as pound's Brexit plunge hits costs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of January 2017 05:11:39 PM
....Sam Ireland, operations manager of BigJigs toys, which makes wooden pre-school educational toys and trades in 98 countries, said the Folkestone-based company was putting up its prices by 10%. The market research firm NPD said overall growth in the market was largely driven by the popularity of collectibles, which experienced a year-on-year increase of 44% and account for almost a quarter of toys sold. ...
Gender pay gap starts early with 20% disparity in pocket money – study image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of January 2017 12:01:31 AM
....50, and the gap widens as the children get older, the findings suggest. According to the report by market research agency Childwise, between the ages of 11 and16 the gap grows to 30%, with boys receiving an average weekly income of £17. ...
Salmon retail prices set to leap owing to infestations of sea lice image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 06:03:38 PM
....But signs are emerging that prices are now on the way up. Morrisons highlighted the pressure on salmon prices last week while market research firm Kantar Worldpanel pointed to fish prices as a key contributor to the first period of food price inflation since September 2014. ...
Lobster tweets lend Lidl bumper Christmas sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of January 2017 05:14:30 PM
....4% in the three months to 1 January, up from 4. 2% the year before, according to data from market researcher Kantar Worldpanel. ...
Last-minute Christmas rush lifts UK retail sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 12:01:18 AM
....Inflation is expected to rise this year as the pound’s weakness since the Brexit vote makes imports more expensive. The market researcher IGD, which compiled the BRC’s grocery figures, said shoppers were worrying about the possible return of food inflation. ...
Retail figures pick up as shoppers spend before price rises image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of December 2016 07:04:24 PM
Sherry sales in UK fall by more than half to 10m bottles image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of December 2016 07:15:11 AM
.... But sales of traditional cream sherries, which far outsell the other types – particularly at Christmas – have ebbed. A spokesman for market researcher Wine Intelligence said sherry sales were down as “the generation raised on cream sherry is growing smaller and fortified wines are relegated to bottom shelves hidden from view”. ...
UK grocery prices falling by lowest rate in more than two years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 09:52:35 AM
.... Meanwhile, as inflation has begun to kick in as a result of the falling value of the pound against the euro and the dollar since the Brexit vote, the discounters have been forced to put up the price of basics, including milk and bananas. Data from another market research agency, Nielsen, suggested grocery market sales in the four weeks to 3 December had fallen by 0. ...
UK petrol prices could rise by 3p a litre after Opec oil deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 06:21:51 PM
....David Hufton, a strategist at oil brokers PVM Oil Associates, said oil supplies were still expanding despite the deal and warned the price of oil was driven more “by speculative players, moving in herds”. Gene McGillian, manager of market research at Tradition Energy in Stamford, Connecticut, said the Brent crude price was likely to be capped at $60. ...
Fitbit confirms Pebble takeover deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of December 2016 03:45:27 PM
....Intel was recently forced to recall its Basis Peak smartwatches because of overheating problems, following which there have been reports that it is cutting jobs within the team responsible. A fresh report from the market research firm IDC also indicated that Apple Watch sales had slumped. ...
Shoppers 'drowning in a sea of loyalty cards' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of December 2016 01:25:03 PM
....British shoppers are happy to sign up for retail reward cards, but show little loyalty when it comes to actually using them. That's according to a survey of 63 countries by market researchers Nielsen, which found 89% of British consumers belong to a loyalty scheme. ...
Dry bars offer redemption in the Christmas party season image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of December 2016 07:00:40 AM
.... There are at least 16 dry bars and cafes in the UK, plus pop-ups. Jonny Forsyth, global drinks analyst at market research firm Mintel, says teetotalism is growing, and with it the potential for no-alcohol bars as a long-term money-making prospect. ...
How we're shopping image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 24th of November 2016 12:04:24 AM
....Halloween in the UK may not be as big as it is in the US but it is still becoming an increasingly important event for retailers. Consumers spent some £310m on Halloween tricks and treats in 2015, compared with £295m the year before, according to market research group Mintel. ...
Google aims to tackle Black Friday crush image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 11:10:25 AM
....Google says it should help users navigate "Black Friday swarms", but one expert questioned its usefulness. "It could be seen as unwelcome by some retailers because if they are absolutely mobbed, it could put more people off from visiting," said Bryan Roberts, a market researcher at the TCC Global consultancy. ...
Stocking fillers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 10th of November 2016 11:46:25 AM
....". Toy sales have been healthy in 2016, in fact the industry is on track for its best-ever year, says analyst Frederique Tutt, of market research firm NPD Group. ...
Scary Monsters, Super Sales image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 30th of October 2016 02:08:05 PM
....). A third of them told market researchers that they started spending on Halloween in September, 5% of them before that. ...
God, alcohol, hash  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of October 2016 11:16:07 PM
....What's behind the increasing popularity of such drinks?. Beth Bloom, a food and drink analyst at global market research group Mintel, says it's about consumers' growing interest in the origins of food and drink, and suspicion of industrialised production processes. ...
The real reason shops want you to sign up for e-receipts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 16th of October 2016 02:59:37 PM
.... It’s not just an app, it’s a “companion”. “Retailers are trying to move to a long-term relationship with customers because loyalty as we once thought of it is pretty much dead,” says Colin Strong, head of behavioural science at market research group Ipsos and author of Humanizing Big Data. ...
Misys set for Britain's biggest float of 2016 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of October 2016 02:54:04 PM
...."The industry has gone through a shift," he told the BBC. Misys cited figures from IDC, the market research group, that spending on software by banks could reach as much as $35. ...
Furniture shoppers go big or stay home in the sunshine image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of October 2016 07:41:39 AM
.... . Patrick O'Brien, an analyst at Verdict Retail, said the market research company is predicting a "tough 2017" for retailers because of the sharp fall in the value of the pound following the UK vote to leave the EU. ...
Avoid paying a premium for car insurance image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 24th of September 2016 06:00:24 AM
....5% in the space of a year – or more than 16% if you live in London. Figures issued this week by Consumer Intelligence, a market research agency whose data is used by the government, show that the average UK motor premium is £788. ...
Average UK car insurance bill rose by 13% over past year image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of September 2016 01:21:03 PM
.... The bad news for drivers is that an imminent hike in the tax on insurance is likely to add a few more pounds to the cost of a policy. Consumer Intelligence, a market research agency specialising in insurance and banking, said the average UK motor premium stood at £788, which represented a price rise of 13. ...
Alcohol sales climb as UK toasts Olympics success image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of September 2016 10:31:12 AM
.... . Sparkling wines including prosecco and champagne led the way with sales up by 36%, said market research firm Kantar Worldpanel. ...
Clean-living cattle image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 18th of September 2016 11:00:47 PM
.... . According to market research from a professional organisation for commercial meat buyers, demand for natural and organic meat has risen steadily in recent years. ...
Trip tips image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of September 2016 11:39:10 PM
....Maiden Voyage's founder, Carolyn Pearson, set up the service in 2008, following a lonely business trip to Los Angeles. Upon returning to the UK she did some market research, which confirmed that many other business women were in her shoes - spending evenings in their hotel rooms to avoid the embarrassment of going out for dinner on their own, or receiving unwanted attention. ...
Samsung 'will limit faulty Note 7 batteries' to 60% charge image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of September 2016 05:22:37 PM
...." . "I would say it's not the best solution," added Will Stofega at market research firm IDC. ...
Fifa World Cup tickets breach $1,000 for first time image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of July 2016 01:54:03 AM
...."We wanted to make sure that we priced tickets fairly to make the events accessible to as many people as possible," Fifa Secretary General Fatma Samoura said. "We therefore conducted thorough market research and have priced the tickets accordingly. ...
UK festivals suffer in a costly and crowded field, study shows image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of June 2016 11:01:35 PM
....“Due to the rising costs of producing a quality event of this size, we are unable to produce a show that is of the standard both our team and customers would be proud of,” a statement said. Music festivals and concerts have been the fastest growing area of leisure spending over the five years to 2015, according to market researchers Mintel. ...
British firm aims to open immigration detention center near US-Mexico border image
....”. Although Ice opened an “information” pitching round designed for “market research” purposes, it has not yet confirmed if it will move on to receive formal proposals from potential family detention contractors. ...
High street sales make modest rebound helped by warm weather in May image
.... The BRC said sales were down in like-for-like terms, but it would not say by how much. The market researchers IGD, which compiled the BRC’s food figures, said it was encouraging to see retailers were able to eke out an increase in total sales despite lower prices in the fiercely competitive sector. ...
BHS and Austin Reed set for rescue deals - stores may be saved this week image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 15th of May 2016 12:01:00 AM
....Asda’s market share has remained flat at 16. 2 per cent over the first three months of the year, according to market research group Kantar Worldpanel. ...
Barclays new data mining service arms smaller firms with market research power image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of May 2016 10:37:00 PM
. SmartBusiness, which mines transaction information, promises to deliver the power of a market research department to time-starved small business owners. ...
Are slow iPhone sales just a blip or is Apple starting to struggle? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 30th of April 2016 02:00:27 PM
....Related: Apple CEO vows after company loses over $40bn in value: 'This too shall pass'. Ben Bajarin, an analyst at Creative Strategies technology market research firm, said there is little Apple could have done better given the broader smartphone market. ...
Philip Kives of K-tel – the man who invented the compilation album image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 29th of April 2016 12:17:21 PM
.... While artists might bristle at the idea of being sold in the same way as a tool for chopping vegetables or cleaning suede, for Kives it was still the boardwalk and he was gripped by the thrill of sell, sell, sell. Today, marketing executives like to regard themselves as super-sophisticated, guiding what they do with endless data, market research and analysis; but they are still working on many of the same principles that Kives perfected half a century ago. ...
Flexible fitness taps into on demand trend among millennials image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 25th of April 2016 06:00:38 AM
....”. In a sector that has a tradition of long memberships, Michael Oliver – senior leisure and media analyst at market research firm Mintel – says PayasUgym is tapping in to the growing “pay-as-you-go” trend driven by consumers, particularly millennials, not wanting to be attached to anything for a long time. ...
Tesco chief leads firm back to black after 2014/15 slump image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 10th of April 2016 12:05:00 AM
....Additionally, Lewis is tipped to say that Tesco sales improved during the fourth quarter and that it is slowly clawing back its market share at its results on Wednesday. According to data from market research group Kantar, the 12 weeks to the end of February saw Tesco’s market share rise by 0. ...
UK finance chiefs delay hiring and investment as Brexit tops risk list image
.... A consumer survey last week also noted “Brexit jitters” with households gloomier about the UK’s economic prospects. according to market research company GfK. ...
Sainsbury’s set to increase Argos offer as sales improve  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 13th of March 2016 12:01:00 AM
....On Tuesday the supermarket giant will publish its trading update, which is expected to show that sales have risen since the start of the year. According to market research data from Kantar Worldpanel, Sainsbury’s increased its sales by 0. ...
Washing powder for men: Do we need it? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 11th of March 2016 12:01:16 AM
....Surveys show that it is still largely women who do the washing - although that is changing. Data from the market research group Mintel shows that in both the US and the UK women are most likely to assume responsibility for the washing but that younger men are more likely to take charge of it than older men - suggesting a generational shift in attitude. ...
Open thread: what’s holding back your international expansion plans? image
.... So the next logical step is targeting overseas markets – the potential pool of new customers seems infinite. However, how will you know if Japanese consumers will take to your brand of artisan beers? Will your baby clothes range be a big success in China? Are expats in Dubai crying out for your traditional baked goods? Thorough market research, an understanding of who buys your product and a dose of common sense are all vital to identify a successful home for your products in a different country. ...
From unhappy worker to top entrepreneur image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 6th of March 2016 09:01:23 PM
...."The concept of Kester Black is that you never have to look into where it's made because you now it's made here, and that the ingredients are safe," she says. Nick Bez, a director at Australian market research group Mobium Group, says that Ms Ross has also been particularly clever in her use of social media to boost Kester Black's profile. ...
Spending pennies: UK shoppers buy cheaper toilet paper to cut costs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of March 2016 11:59:46 AM
....19bn in 2011 to £1. 12bn in 2015, according to a new report from market research company Mintel. ...
Banks face up to old and new complaints image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of February 2016 12:43:26 PM
....That suggested that the banking sector provided the best responses. A mystery shopping exercise by market researchers BDRC Continental rated companies for their response rate, as well as the speed and quality of replies. ...
Fitbit stock sinks after company warns shareholders over profits image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of February 2016 12:27:50 AM
....9bn – a 150% increase over 2014 – investors and analysts are worried that the company will struggle in the face of intense competition from new entrants to the fitness devices market, particularly the Apple Watch. Fitbit’s stranglehold on the wearable tracking device market has already shrunk from 33% in the third quarter of 2014 to 22% in the third quarter of 2015, according to market research firm IDC. ...
Lidl and Aldi push up UK market share image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 14th of February 2016 12:01:00 AM
. The market research outfit, which is owned by advertising giant WPP, said that for a second year running the German discounters were the fastest growing firms in the sector. ...
Building effective partnerships: the quality seed mini-packet case study image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 8th of February 2016 04:56:56 PM
.... This reinforced the idea of a market for mini-packets. Building on these findings, Katalyst conducted extensive market research, which demonstrated that despite the perceived risks, there was clear demand – and a supply gap – for quality seeds among smallholder farmers. ...
A quarter of North Sea oil platforms 'could be scrapped in 10 years' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 7th of February 2016 10:27:23 AM
....Almost 150 oil platforms in UK waters could be scrapped within the next 10 years, according to industry analysts. Douglas Westwood, which carries out market research and consultancy work for the energy industry worldwide, said it anticipated that “146 platforms will be removed from the UK during 2019-2026”, around 25% of the current total. ...
Sainsbury’s Argos takeover deal to spark merger surge image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 7th of February 2016 12:01:00 AM
....He also plans to utilise unused space in the grocer’s large supermarket sites by adding more Argos concessions. Last week new figures from market research group Nielsen and the British Retail Consortium showed that shop prices had fallen for the 33rd consecutive month in January. ...
The scientists harvesting energy from humans to power our wearables image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 4th of February 2016 05:00:37 AM
.... There are stationary exercise bikes with motors to turn sweaty workouts at the gym into energy. But portable energy harvesters that use human motion haven’t hit the market, partly because they have yet to generate enough energy, says Harry Zervos, an analyst with market research firm IDTechEx. ...
Crunch time for crisps as posh popcorn explodes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of February 2016 05:13:25 PM
....There’s no need to panic, but there are some signs – very early signs – that the British are beginning to lose their love of crisps. According to the market research firm Mintel, the amount spent annually on regular crisps in this country has fallen from £1. ...

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