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Nathan Lawson

The changing behaviour series: eating out to help out

In this post from The changing behaviour series we look at foot traffic to national quick service restaurant chains (QSRs) and pubs across the UK over the course of August to understand the impact of the government’s introduction of the Eat Out To Help Out Scheme (EOTHO). This scheme enabled diners to receive 50% off their bill on food and non alcoholic drinks consumed on site up to a maximum discount of £10 per person.

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Nathan Lawson

The changing behaviour series: settle in for a pint

On 4th July bars, hotels and restaurants across England opened their doors to customers after three months of lockdown. The UK hospitality sector is one of the UK’s largest employers with 3.2 million workers in the sector in 2018 and since lockdown began job cuts and closures in the sector have regularly made the headlines. 

‘Super Saturday’, as it was affectionately known, saw people queuing up to sit in their favourite pub to enjoy socially distanced drinks. To assess the levels of confidence in returning to places of leisure and entertainment, our team at Blis analysed patterns of consumer behaviour and compared them with patterns from the week of 24th February – 1st March. 

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Nathan Lawson

The changing behaviour series: webinar – Life after lockdown

With lockdown restrictions lifting in cities and countries around the world, businesses are bracing themselves for what happens next. The results of surveys and research have shown that there is no one size fits all approach, with attitudes varying quite significantly in terms of the level of comfort of consumers returning to stores. A return to pre-COVID behaviours is unlikely, at least in the short term, but how can brands prepare for the next phase of this global crisis? 

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Nathan Lawson

The changing behaviour series: it’s all in the timing

Companies from every sector have benefitted by engaging with apps and making mobile a core part of their strategies. The impact Covid-19 is having on app usage, content consumption and the wider mobile industry has been striking and swift. As part of ‘The changing behaviour series’ we’re continuing our review of how consumers are interacting with content in light of the increased restrictions on movement around the world. 

Photo by JESHOOTS.COM on Unsplash
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Nathan Lawson

Ready for a break? Find out what the Bank Holiday season has in store.

Since the day Amazon began offering free one-day shipping, nothing in retail has been the same. Digital transformation (in the guise of “the Amazon effect”) has dramatically impacted every facet of the industry. As a result, we’ve seen some of the mall anchors move on, and innovative new players move in. 

Photo by Belinda Fewings on Unsplash  
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Nathan Lawson

The truth about staycations in the UK

Since the day Amazon began offering free one-day shipping, nothing in retail has been the same. Digital transformation (in the guise of “the Amazon effect”) has dramatically impacted every facet of the industry. As a result, we’ve seen some of the mall anchors move on, and innovative new players move in. 

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