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UK firmly on the e-commerce super highway
05 Oct 2015

UK firmly on the e-commerce super highway

According to the latest figures by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the UK is now the e-commerce capital of the European Union (EU). With 79 percent of Britons making an...

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Sport & Fashion: A Healthy Partnership
03 Sep 2015

Sport & Fashion: A Healthy Partnership

At a time when the UK is battling against an obesity epidemic, (with two-thirds of men and women classed as being overweight, the sportswear market is booming. Compared to 2010...

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Booming Sales For Berries This Summer
01 Sep 2015

Booming Sales For Berries This Summer

The UK has been subjected to cooler weather this summer which has unfortunately affected sales of BBQ related products, as we discussed on a recent blog post. However, it seems...

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24 Aug 2015

Back-to-school Shopping: In-store & Gadgets Rule

Brick-and-mortar stores are set to see a wave of shoppers stocking up on back-to-school essentials. A poll by FatWallet (June 2015) found that 91% of US parents plan to shop...

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UK Weather Dampens Summer BBQ Spirits
18 Aug 2015

UK Weather Dampens Summer BBQ Spirits

In one of our recent blog posts, we explored the findings of trends and searches based on the topic of ‘summer’ from Google. The results were fascinating and...

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11 Aug 2015

Great British Bake Off Boosts Baking Sales

The sixth series of Great British Bake Off (GBBO) has once again proved to be a recipe for success, with the first episode of the series pulling in 9.3million viewers, that’s...

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04 Aug 2015

What We’re Searching For On Google This Summer

It can be hard to imagine a time before Google. How did we find out otherwise unknown information before the global search engine came into fruition and organised the world’s...

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The Aftermath of Amazon Prime Day - Fail or Success?
22 Jul 2015

The Aftermath of Amazon Prime Day - Fail or Success?

Last week we reported on Amazon’s Prime Day, which was met with mixed opinions across Twitter, with many Tweeters using the hashtag #AmazonPrimeDay to show off the most...

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The Low-Down On Amazon Prime
16 Jul 2015

The Low-Down On Amazon Prime

From its humble beginnings as the original online bookstore to international tech giant, the company is claiming that Prime Day will be its biggest sales day in its history, even...

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Easter Eggs See Price Slash Frenzy
03 Apr 2015

Easter Eggs See Price Slash Frenzy

In the run up to Easter, the price wars between supermarkets have already began - to the point where shops are running out. Selling from as little as 99p, this means they are...

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How Valentine’s Day Affects Shopping Habits
11 Feb 2015

How Valentine’s Day Affects Shopping Habits

Valentine’s Day has become an occasion not just about love and romance, but a lucrative opportunity for retailers to take advantage of. People are expected to spend; shops...

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12 Dec 2014

Seasonal items offered at a discount

We’re always excited to discover new trends in retailer discounting. Usually there are similarities year-on-year, but an increasing number of websites we monitor have...

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08 Dec 2014

Christmas is a pricey occasion for parents

At Competitor Monitor we always find some interesting insight in our data. This week we decided to dig into this data in a slightly different way, combining our existing...

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02 Dec 2014

Black Friday starts Christmas discounts of up to 70%

Although still a relatively new concept in the UK, Black Friday was anticipated to be the biggest and most successful shopping day in the British retail calendar this year....

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21 Oct 2014

Can Rejection Pay Off for Retailers?

High-end retailers are famous for being intimidating and supercilious. Whether it's a cultural artifact or an actual reality, the perception exists that high-end stores tend to...

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