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UK consumer confidence improves three points

UK consumer confidence improves three points

GfK has released its 4th COVID-19 flash report using data gathered between 18th and 26thJune. It shows the long-running Consumer Confidence Index has increased by three points over the past two weeks. Four measures increased and one measure decreased.

Cardboard perforators – Offering a sustainable future for eCommerce

Cardboard perforators – Offering a sustainable future for eCommerce

Buying and selling online has never been easier and with eCommerce growing from strength to strength, Mark Harper of HSM investigates and questions the sustainability issues around use of packaging material in online selling.

Interest in AR/VR grows during COVID-19 pandemic but market needs to evolve, says GlobalData

Interest in AR/VR grows during COVID-19 pandemic but market needs to evolve, says GlobalData

The virtual reality (VR)/augmented reality (AR) market – collectively known as extended reality (XR) – has been on the cusp of becoming the next mainstream platform, but it has remained niche for many years thanks to technological limitations and scant content.

Consumers still feel cautious about returning to stores

Consumers still feel cautious about returning to stores

The coronavirus outbreak has had severe consequences for retailers and, according to the report, 48% of shoppers are now scared to shop in store as a result of the pandemic. Nigel Naylor-Smith, Head of Retail and Hospitality, Fujitsu UK, discusses why he believes retailers will still need to prioritise their digital offerings to appeal to the change in consumer demand as lockdown measures ease.

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