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We explore how retailers and brands in the UK respond to Christmas this year and explore five key themes including Christmas online, Christmas in a box and sustainable gifting solutions.

Explore how retailers and suppliers in the UK and North America are offering innovative products and creative solutions such as Boo-Bags and reverse trick-or-treating to help celebrate Halloween in a COVID-safe way.

Summer 2020 is a summer like no other and retailers and brands are here to deliver through the challenging times to create an unforgettable summer for shoppers. This report looks at global case studies to explore this summer’s themes such as staycation and celebrating from home.

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We look at some of key themes shaping campaigns through the holiday season in the US and what the retail environment could look like heading into 2021 as many businesses move beyond reprioritisation and reassessment to a broader reset of their models.

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Tesco, Sainsbury's and Lidl are the latest to launch their Christmas adverts, taking light-hearted approaches to bringing seasonal cheer to shoppers. Tesco Tesco takes a fun approach with its Christmas advert this year. Acknowledging how we've all done something that earns us a place on the naughty list (even Santa), in a year like no other, everyone deserves a treat this festive season. A ...
Alibaba is celebrating its twelveth 11.11. Singles Day. We have been tracking its latest news and development. Its first sales window from 1-3 November has registered record sales. We wrap up the event with a highlight of major brand activites that contributed to this year's success. Summary and key highlights: Total GMV recorded over the event including the presales period is CNY498.2...
In its third annual Christmas report, the retailer shares insight on what it expects from shoppers in the festive season. Family connections One in five people report having grown closer to their family over lockdown, putting family and traditions at centre stage for Christmas celebrations this year. Nostalgia is expected to be highest amongst younger shoppers, with 40% saying a traditional...

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