Several mainstream retailers have recently released clothing ranges catering for children with disabilities, a market historically underserved and dominated by specialist retailers.Read More
The trend for parents to splash out on prams and buggies is not a new one, but recently we have seen spending hit new levels.
Wearable tech has been hailed as a major disruptor to the fitness industry in recent years.Read More
With the pre-pack administration sale of Evans to Sports Direct, a year of a weakened pound resulting in significantly lower bicycle sales across the UK, one may be led to believe that the UK cycling market is in decline.Read More
The way we experience sports has evolved dramatically over the last decade.Read More
Stadiums are increasingly being used as platforms for commercial activities that extend well beyond matchdays.Read More
Indie beauty brands have been a key driver of growth in both the US and UK markets in recent years.Read More
The younger consumer is changing, and beauty marketing with it.Read More
Traditionally dominated by chemists and department stores, the beauty retail landscape is changing dramatically, putting pressure on the biggest high-street players.Read More
In the beauty industry a lot of media attention is focussed on premium brands such as Charlotte Tilbury, Hourglass and Bobbi Brown. But it is in the mass channel where consumers are spending most of their money – just under 90% of UK volume is spent here, according to Euromonitor.Read More
The beauty and wellness industries have been booming in recent years, resulting in an increased interest in vitamins and supplements.Read More
Ready meals are big business. The UK market is worth an estimated £4.7 billion annuallyRead More
The market for low and no alcohol drinks has started to show real growth.Read More
The emergence of branded healthy snacks over the last five years has been rapid, to say the least.Read More
In the last two years there has been a step change in attitudes towards meat-eating. There are now 22 million flexitarians within the UK, and an increasing number of pescatarians.Read More
A recent study by the Outdoor Industry Association showed that 51% of outdoor consumers were women. And these consumers are clearly not just shopping for their significant others. In our work with outdoor retailers we have found that sales of women's clothing have outpaced overall sales in recent years.Read More
Pragma's research has revealed that a large proportion of customers in the outdoor market are not active outdoor participants.Read More
Outdoor footwear is thriving.
The European Outdoor Group recently reported a rise of 6.7% in 2017 outdoor product sales with the apparel, backpack and accessory categories all contributing healthily. But undoubtedly, footwear was the runaway performer, climbing 13.4% to a retail value of €3.7bn.
The strong appeal of outdoor activities among millennials is creating significant opportunities for retailers and brands.
The introduction of new long-range aircraft has enabled low-cost airlines to offer long-haul travel at budget prices, with transatlantic one-way fares now as low as £70.