Retail

Confidence in the time of COVID-19

Financial uncertainty and interruptions to our daily lives are likely to continue for some time. For advertisers, accurate data and meaningful insights into consumer behaviour will be invaluable for identifying and adapting to new opportunities as they arise.

The changing behaviour series: webinar – The incremental lifting of lockdown in the UK

From a distance the signs are indicating that this will look like a rapid recovery for the UK economy, with Andy Haldane, Economist at the Bank of England saying, “The recovery in the UK is coming ‘sooner and faster’ than expected, leaving us optimistic for a V-shaped bounceback”. However, while we’re in the thick of it, expect a series of interruptions and false starts until the risk of additional spikes and waves of COVID-19 reduces and further lockdowns become more remote.

The new omnichannel normal

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. 

Top retail and mobile trends from CES 2020

CES 2020 was, by many accounts, not so different from past events. However, there were a few notable trends to follow – some that could have a lasting impact on retail in the future. If you think we’re talking about VR and AR, think again. These trends are focused on the slightly less sexy – but infinitely more valuable – progress around data monetization, 5G and frictionless checkout.

Real Retail: Getting to know Singapore’s shoppers this CNY

Last year, Blis published a series of Real Retail reports based on joint research with Sapio. We learned so much about shopping habits globally that it was impossible to get it all into the reports, so we’re diving back into our data to share some additional insights about shopper behaviour in Singapore in advance of the CNY holidays.