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Following today’s release of Halfords FY figures for 2019/20, Amy Higginbotham, Retail Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘Halfords has proved resilient during the...

Following today’s release of Topps Tiles Q3 figures for 2019/20, Matt Walton, Senior Retail Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘While Topps’ average weekly...

Following today’s release of Poundland H1 figures for 2019/20, Hannah Richards, Retail Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: “The COVID-19 outbreak has severely impacted...

Following today’s release of B&M FY figures for 2019/20, Hannah Richards, Retail Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: "Despite the global disruption of...

Just over half of UK consumers are willing to visit non-essential stores once lockdown restrictions are lifted, with 16-24 year olds the most enthusiastic with...

Following today’s release of Sosandar figures for the two months ending 31 May 2020, Emily Salter, Retail Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company,...

Following today’s release of Ted Baker FY figures for 2019/20, Emily Salter, Retail Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘After a turbulent 2019, COVID-19...

Monsoon Accessorize is reportedly on the brink of administration. Sofie Willmott, Lead Retail Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers her view on...

Following today’s release of Topps Tiles H1 figures for 2019/20, Matthew Walton, Senior Retail Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘Rob Parker’s baptism of fire...

Following today’s release of ASDA Q1 figures for FY2020/21, Patrick O'Brien, UK Retail Research Director at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘Like-for-like grocery growth of 3.5% would normally...

French Connection will run out of cash in coming months if current trading levels continue and it cannot secure additional funding. Sofie Willmott, Lead Retail Analyst at GlobalData,...

Apparel is set to be the hardest hit retail sector by the COVID-19 pandemic with the global apparel market forecast to decline 15.2% this year (equivalent to $297bn), says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. Honor Strachan, Principal Analyst...

The UK population is feeling more optimistic about the outlook with 34.9% of consumers expecting the coronavirus situation to improve over the next month*, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. Sofie Willmott, Lead...

Following today’s release of Morrisons Q1 figures for 2020/21, Thomas Brereton, Retail Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘Morrisons’ results tell a mostly familiar story...

Following Halfords’ update on trading: Amy Higginbotham, Retail Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers her view on the situation: “Halfords has proved resilient...

Following today’s release of Travis Perkins Q1 figures for 2020, Georgina Sreeves, Associate Retail Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: "Store closures as part...

Following today’s release of boohoo group FY figures for 2019/20, Emily Salter, Retail Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘Well positioned to deal...

Following today’s release of Primark H1 figures for 2019/20, Pippa Stephens, Retail Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘Though Primark’s performance for H1 FY2019/20...

The COVID-19 pandemic dramatically impacted UK retail spend in March with 32.5% of consumers stating that they spent more on food & grocery than in February, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. Sofie Willmott, Lead Analyst at GlobalData, comments: “The main driver of higher spend on food in March was...

Footwear retailer Office has reportedly been put up for sale by its owner Truworths International. Sofie Willmott, Lead Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers her...

Transitions in South America coupled with store closures in China drove a decline in Nike’s margins and sentiments, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. GlobalData’s Company Filing Analytics platform found that Nike’s overall sentiment score declined...

An Easter weekend with warm weather forecast would normally be a retailer’s dream but this year the COVID-19 lockdown measures in the UK will severely hinder Easter trading, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. Sofie Willmott, Lead Analyst at GlobalData, comments: “Over three...

Following today’s release of Boots UK Q2 figures for 2019/20, Kate Ormrod, Lead Retail Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘While Walgreens Boots Alliance’s Q2...

In 2020, sustainability will be the most important theme discussed in corporate boardrooms worldwide, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. GlobalData’s latest report, ‘Sustainability...

Retail in mature Western economies will continue to suffer challenges, with further casualties, as the sector evolves to meet the fast changing demands of the...

Following Wednesday's (04 September) news of Quiz’s AGM trading update, Pippa Stephens, Retail Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers her view: “A...

Following today’s news (Friday 21 June) that the board of GAME Digital has recommended that shareholders accept Sports Direct’s takeover bid, Zoe Mills, Retail Analyst at...

Following the recent news that Roche’s Phase III influenza drug Xofluza met its primary endpoint for influenza prevention, Philipp Rosenbaum, Pharma Analyst at GlobalData, a leading...

Following today’s news (Wednesday 27 March) that Dune has tabled a bid for LK Bennett, Kate Ormrod, Lead Retail Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and...

Leading data and analytics company, GlobalData, has revealed its top trends for 2019 across the technology, media and telecoms (TMT) industry. The company’s latest thematic research...

The announcement this morning on AO World’s acquisition of Mobile Phones Direct highlights the online electricals specialist’s continued expansion plans as it attempts to steal...

Following today’s release of JD Sports H1 figures for 2018/19, Amy Higginbotham, Retail Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘Although international markets bolstered...

The US government has allowed ZTE to resume buying US technology and get back to business, but it cannot be business as usual, according to...

Retailers are merchandising their Christmas ranges even earlier this year to meet consumer demand for early Christmas bargains on essentials like Christmas trees, decorations and...

Advancements within the AI field of machine learning allow computers to learn without being explicitly programmed. User friendly tools may put the power of artificial...