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Brexit: the winners and losers

On balance, UK consumers are more confident about the longer-term future health of the UK economy than prior to the Brexit result.
Our latest market survey shows that whilst the nation’s attitude towards disposable income and the ability to save has become slightly more negative in September compared to May, net positivity towards the economy

Stationery position

A decade ago, the most exciting item of stationery you could buy was probably a highlighter pen. But today stationery is a dynamic retail sector with new entrants shifting products from the functional to fashionable, emphasising style rather than price.
Whether it’s Smiggle confirming its plans to open one store a week for the next

Have brand, will travel

With the London food and beverage market notoriously crowded and regional expansion already well underway for many chains, operators are increasingly looking further afield for their next phase of growth. With Pret A Manger’s international success story rolling on, Itsu raising £40m for its international plans, Wagamama signing the lease on its second New York

UK travel behaviours

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  • The travel behaviours of the UK population are changing. Having already witnessed a trend towards staycations in recent years, this summer UK tourism benefitted from the post-Brexit boom to the tune of £1.4bn. With lengthy Brexit negotiations likely to see exchange rate uncertainty continue, and an ongoing threat of terrorism in previously popular destinations

    Sun, sea and search

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  • Sun, sea and search

    Consumers are increasingly relying upon apps and websites to suggest where they should go on holiday. But finding the right holiday online can be both frustrating and time-consuming.
    New concepts, however, are being developed to help consumers deal with an ever-expanding range of options and replicate the helpful high street travel agent.
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