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3 Apr 2023

Press Coverage - A1 Retail: Bank Holidays bring a ‘Spring in the step’ for retailers

The survey also revealed more about the modern retail experience and what shoppers are expecting from their visits to High Streets and Malls. Interestingly, retail is increasingly a sociable experience, especially for younger shoppers.

45 percent of people combine shopping with a meal out, (rising to 53 percent of 35 – 44-year-olds) and 30 percent with meeting a friend for a coffee/ drinks (rising to 40 percent of 25-34 year olds).​ Meanwhile, 55 percent of us prefer shopping for the home with family and friends versus 39 percent who do it solo.​

60 percent cite a pleasant retail environment as an important factor in a great retail experience with a marked split between women and men (67 percent v 53 percent). 59 percent want to see promotions, while 42 percent want to be able to engage with knowledgeable shop staff.

The top reason given for in person shopping versus online is to try before you buy (47 percent). The opportunity for physical retailers to play to their strengths here is huge.

To read the full article from A1 Retail click here

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