Valentine’s Day: Picks from Lush’s Special Collection

Every year Valentine’s day sees people purchase heart-adorned cards, boxes of chocolate, and bouquets of red roses. The 14 February event is heavily commercialised with retailers competing to entice men and women to buy gifts, flowers and cards. In value terms, British consumers spend more than £500m a year on Valentine’s Day, The Independent has […]

Meat-free stock cubes: could a line extension change consumer preferences?

It’s all about plant-based food at the moment, with reported record number of people having signed up to the Veganuary movement last month. This is reflected by new food launches in the UK, as one in five products have been labelled vegan in 2019 according to Mintel figures.  In line with the trend, OXO, the well-known cupboard staple, […]

Sleep cosmetics: which products are winners?

In the beginning of the year many people resolve to change certain habits and accomplish a personal goal. Health and wellbeing are usually seen as the most important areas to be addressed with a New Year’s resolution, as improving them requires long-term commitments. Using a multi-answer steer we asked a nationally representative sample (NatRep) of […]

Airport shopping: what drives travellers’ interest in fragrances?

Travel terminals, airports in particular, have become a booming market for mid-market and luxury brands. Travel retail is now a distinct sector within the retail industry, reported to have the biggest growth opportunities among retail business worldwide. Airport-based shops enjoy a clientele, which is influenced by two factors high street and online retail are unable to take […]

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