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Retail Now: The Cycling Shorts Phenomenon

What did we learn? Businesses that embrace rapid change  Despite the changes, many retailers and brands continue to thrive in the current retail climate. The likes of Zara, Ted Baker, and Primark, continued to achieve impressive growth.  Richard speaks about why this is the case.  The cycling shorts phenomena  Along with dungarees, mom jeans and […]

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Retail Now: Fashion Outlook

The UK retail trading environment is facing a challenging and unprecedented period of change. Store closures are outstripping new openings. Operating costs are rising and profit margins are under pressure.  Despite these challenges, the online channel continues to drive growth for the industry. Online retail has risen four-fold in the last ten years, and is […]

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Hitwise Summer Summit 2019

Hitwise Summer Summit ’19: Green To Mainstream, The “FANGs” & Love Island

Hitwise just hosted its annual Summer Summit, where over 200 delegates from different industries and disciplines discussed all things digital marketing, e-commerce, and data analytics.  The aim was to make this year’s event bigger and better than last year. This was driven by our fantastic line up of thought-provoking sessions and panels, led by leading […]

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Digital Fashion Masterclass 2019 [On-Demand Video]

How To Grow Your Online Fashion Audience: 4 Tactics for 2019 With fashion brands operating in the continuously competitive market, they now need to connect with customers and potential buyers in more creative ways than ever. The Hitwise Digital Fashion Masterclass uncovers what companies like Boohoo, SilkFred and Farfetch have in common. We dive into the […]

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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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Pre-Cyber Week

5 Online Stats You Should Know Before Black Friday

Black Friday is tomorrow! See how the retail industry has fared in the build up to the largest online shopping date of the year. Understand which verticals are growing or declining, and find out what are 2018’s  “hot products” with these five Hitwise stats:   1. Online Retail is Down Compared to this Time Last […]

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Fast Fashion, Fans, and Prime Day Dominate in July

July experienced the slowest rise in any month this year of only 4.1%, compared to an impressive performance last month in June which saw the largest online visit rise of 7.5% year-to-date. This deceleration is particularly concerning when compared to the 6-7% growth rates seen between January to June. Retailers most likely expected more from […]

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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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Cyber Week Part 2 – Hour by Hour Data

Top Retailers, Top Risers and Traffic Sources In “Cyber Week – Part 1”, Hitwise saw that the online retail industry grew by 6% YoY to 1.4 billion visits. Industries beyond retail, such as Ticketing and Travel, also participated in Black Friday sales and saw double digit growth. With more traffic, comes more competition. Every hour […]

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Cyber Week 2017 – Black Friday & Cyber Monday

The Headlines So Far Cyber Week 2017 was the welcomed boost that retailers were waiting for. After a subdued October, the Online Retail Industry received over 1.4 billion visits from the Monday (20-Nov) to Cyber Monday (27-Nov), a result 6% higher than the previous year. Using Hitwise data, here are our top findings so far: […]

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