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Black Friday 2018: UK retail visits down 3%, Amazon up 3% YoY

Black Friday has just unravelled, so how has the retail industry performed in the UK? See below for top Hitwise stats by retail category, top players and hot products.   1. UK online retail reaches 194 million visits on Black Friday, down 3% YoY  Cyber Week (which included Monday 19th to Sunday 25th at time […]

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August Insights (Hitwise blog)

August Online Retail Rises Faster Than July, But Growth Slower YoY

August generally sees a slowdown in online retail activity, as Britons enjoy their last month of the summer holidays. Online retail traffic rose by 4.5% in August YoY, which was a slight uptake from July’s performance of 4.1%. But both months have risen slower than this time last year (5.2% in August 2017 and 6.2% […]

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Christmas Webinar Blog

Are we really talking about Christmas Reindeers in June?

Top Stats from Hitwise’s Peak Planning Webinar If retail events in 2018 have taught us anything, it’s that it is time to think about peak planning. The industry is in a different position than it was last year, from mass store closures to game-changing M&A activity. The Beast from the East also wreaked havoc in […]

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