New research by Shoppercentric, an independent consumer research company, has found that ethical and environmental shoppers are increasing in the UK in spite of recent economic difficulty. The “WindowOn...

Once the darling of Wall Street, Whole Foods Market spent much of the last 18 months out in the cold as it witnessed sales and profits slide in the face of the economic downturn. However, the company’s...

US natural and organic retailer Whole Foods Market claimed that it is emerging from the recession “faster” than its peers as it booked a strong increase in sales for the second quarter of fiscal...

Boom: Aussie confidence, job prospects, personal finances and discretionary spending Gloom: Rising interest rates, escalating debt levels, increasing utility costs, and voter dissatisfaction The latest...

Weight Watchers International has booked a drop in earnings for the first quarter, hurt by poor weather, a slowdown in the economy and “difficult” operating conditions.For the three months...

As the pressures of weak consumer spending continues and major UK retailers embark on a promotional war to win shoppers, the lowly loaf of bread is at the centre of a fierce price battle on grocery shelves.And...

It really is too early to call either way. No, not the UK General Election, but whether consumer confidence is finally returning.Have British consumers shaken off the recession? After 18 months of belt-tightening,...

* Pre-tax profits up 10%; trading profits rise 12% * Turnover climbs almost 7% * Asia trading profits increase 18.9% UK retail giant Tesco yesterday (20 April) booked a 10.1% rise in annual profits as...

While the economy continues to negatively influence certain shopping behaviors, one category’s bubble refuses to pop. According to recent research from Mintel, the gum, mints and breath fresheners...

Market research firm Mintel has taken a look at the global consumer to discover the themes behind the behaviour, with five standing out above the rest. “At the end of last year, we knew 2009 was...