What can the £10 million drop in Black Friday Spending tell us about spend across the Golden Quarter this year?
Sitting at the halfway point of the Golden Quarter, Black Friday is a crucial bellwether on consumer spending, indicating how retailers are performing and what they can expect over the critical festive period. This year saw Brits spend nearly £10 million less than in 2021 as rising inflation and the cost-of-living crisis tightened consumers’ belts. […]
Why grocers should invest in price now to win long-term loyalty
The grocery industry is undoubtedly a bellwether for the impact of the cost-of-living crisis on consumers. While costs are rising in many places, the price of everyday basket essentials remains a proxy for inflation. That puts grocers at the epicentre of the debate when it comes to how and whether they should be looking after […]
Cost-of-living and travel chaos, how can brands win back customer loyalty?
The travel industry has faced an uphill battle over the past few years. Covid-19, cancellations, labour shortages and rising operating costs have all beset the industry with issues. Many punters have in turn forgone their normal holidays abroad or ditched the business travel, swapping flights to Portugal for trains to Cornwall and face-to-face meetings for […]
Keeping the restaurant revival afloat during cost of living crisis
The past year has seen consumers making up for lost time when it comes to eating out, with the industry experiencing a boom as pubs and restaurants reopened. Cardlytics spend data across 24 million UK bank accounts showed that overall spend across the dining sector increased 22% between 2021 and 2022 as people looked to make […]
Purchase Intelligence Could be the Key to Helping Consumers Through the Cost-of-Living Crisis￼
While consumers are forced to juggle new demands on their finances, it creates a valuable opportunity for banks to utilise their platforms for good, building deeper relationships and positioning themselves as a resource for help.
The Rise of the Second-hand Marketplace: Conscious Consumerism Demands a Fresh Approach
The reduce, reuse, recycle mantra is seeping its way into how we shop. A growing focus on climate change over the past few years has created a new sustainable generation that demands more from brands, while at the same time pushing “conscious consumerism” into the mainstream. From investing in quality, timeless wardrobe staples to shifting […]
Festive spend spotlight: UK diners swap restaurant bookings for takeaways
Rising cases of Omicron at the end of 2021 spelled a muted festive period for restaurants and pubs in the UK. Instead, diners opted for takeaways on the sofa over drinks at their local pub, meaning delivery platforms celebrated a record holiday season. Government guidance to limit social distancing just before ‘Mad Friday’ – the […]
Finding Your Space: Three Tips for Women in Data Science
Coined by the Harvard Business Review as the ‘sexiest job of the 21st century, ‘data science’ still feels like a term invented only yesterday (and ‘women in data science’ seems even newer). And what does a data scientist do anyways? You could ask 100 professionals and get about 100 different answers. I thought being a data scientist meant that you needed a very specific set of skills […]
To Sightsee or Not to Sightsee…?
Covid precautions and the uncertainty it brings has led to a staycation boom in the UK. From Cardlytics’ UK office, The Summer of Spend report investigates consumer trends in response travel restrictions and offers advice on how brands across the travel, leisure and hospitality sectors can maximize spend opportunities and appeal to new customers. Download […]