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EuroShop Newsletter

Overview: Retail News

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High inflation rather than strong volumes will drive Christmas spend


GlobalData forecasts that total retail sales will increase by 1.9 percent in Q4 this year. Although this is up on the 1.5 percent increase recorded last year, this is driven entirely by inflation as volumes are forecast to remain flat, compared to the 1.3 percent growth in volumes experienced in Q4 2016.
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Holiday Shopping Season 2017: The early bird catches the worm


Procrastination dwindles as more shoppers plan to start Thanksgiving weekend with their holiday shopping. The Holiday 2017 shopping season will be the first when more U.S. consumers will start shopping in the middle of the season (Thanksgiving weekend) than will start late in the season, reports The NPD Group.
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UK Supermalls set to outperform physical retail growth


According to the latest report by GlobalData, the UK Supermalls market is forecast to rise 7.2 percent over the next five years. Thus the Supermalls market will be outpacing growth in physical locations (forecast to be 5.0 percent across non-food sectors), as focus on leisure and food service attracts millennials.
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8 instead of 7: A new dimension of experience at the EuroShop 2020 with Food Service Equipment


A new dimension of experience – Food Service Equipment – will be added at the upcoming EuroShop, The World’s No. 1 Retail Trade Fair, from 16 to 20 February 2020. Lines are now open for exhibitors to apply online.
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Promotions just as important to UK customers as product quality


When it comes to buying home and kitchen appliances, British consumers admit that the right reward is just as important to them as quality of product. A study finds that promotions are a key factor in customers’ purchasing decisions.
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