Data Observations - Europe

Our global teams observe the data daily and provide insights based on the trends they detect and the current situation in their respective countries.

Retail rebound “stronger than expected” in Europe

As stores throughout Europe are starting to reopen, economists and forecasters are optimistic about retail's recovery in the region.

Retail rebound “stronger than expected” in Europe
Although the potential for continued economic recovery in the US is being threatened amid a resurgence of COVID-19 cases, Europe...
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The Time for E-Commerce-First Has Arrived

Why a Digital-Led Strategy Was Important for Retailers as the Coronavirus Pandemic Altered the Habits of Shoppers

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The Cost of Sweden’s Initial Refusal to Lockdown

Sweden's lack of precaution in implementing lockdown restrictions may impact retail and e-commerce as neighboring countries move toward reopening businesses.

The Cost of Sweden’s Initial Refusal to Lockdown
As countries around the world were implementing safety measures to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, Sweden went its own...
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The tripod boom seems to be over

With the easing of social distancing restrictions, consumers are no longer buying tripods and home office equipment, and instead, are focusing on outdoor activity products.

The tripod boom seems to be over
As the government’s restrictions around COVID-19 are being lifted bit by bit, people are buying less tripods, less home office...
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UK’s e-commerce boom plateaus ahead of lockdown exit plan

News that the UK’s Prime Minister would make an announcement on May 10th about relaxing the country’s lockdown measures tempered e-commerce revenue growth, leveling out at just under 150% YoY.

UK’s e-commerce boom plateaus ahead of lockdown exit plan
Many speculated the timing of the announcement on May 10th was to avoid the nation letting their guard down over...
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The Time for E-Commerce-First Has Arrived

Why a Digital-Led Strategy Was Important for Retailers as the Coronavirus Pandemic Altered the Habits of Shoppers

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