As part of our commitment to relentlessly explore new and imaginative ways to make anything possible we like to share our thoughts on the burning issues of the day. Our insights, analytics and opinions on the future trends affecting society, consumers, retailers and brands shape the conversations we have with our clients and future-proof our creative.

How the pandemic is changing in-store retail

There is no doubt that the pandemic has placed a huge amount of strain on physical retail. With high streets…

Shoppers favour discounts over other promotions

What are shoppers looking for when making purchases? According to new research, they want good value and discounts, reports Retail…

5 ways to boost your ecommerce strategy

It’s an understatement to say the coronavirus pandemic has caused a shift in consumer shopping behaviour. The changes have been…

Retail industry trends (and the tech needed to support it) in 2021

It’s stating the obvious, but 2020 has posed some serious challenges for retailers. The ongoing uncertainty created by the coronavirus…

How retail will recover this year

Looking at the data relating to Covid-19, there’s a real blend of positive and negative. Making for grim reading are…

Online sales growth hits 13-year high

Last year saw a huge surge in ecommerce as consumers sought Covid-safe ways to shop, with total online retail sales…

Four ways retailers must adapt in 2021

The Covid-19 crisis has created a new era of change for businesses. From transformation that’s been a long time coming…

Make smart retail decisions based on fresh data

Where there was once the 3P’s of marketing: promotion, price and place, today we have the 1D. More specifically, data….

Retail media: the one to watch in 2021

Marketing loves a hot trend and ‘retail media’ has become exactly that in 2021, reports The Drum. With online shopping…

Consumers want increased sustainability from brands

Shoppers want to see brands make a greater commitment to sustainability, according to Fashion Revolution’s latest consumer survey report. As…

How ten years of digital disruption has shaped retail

There’s no denying that 2020 was a difficult year for retail. But for a sector that has faced a huge…

Shoppers welcome omnichannel retail experiences

The year 2020 changed our shopping habits for good – and for forward-thinking retailers, there are plenty of exciting opportunities…

Season of surprising highs for retail during a Covid Christmas

On paper, a Covid-driven Christmas didn’t look good for retail. But while the season was unpredictable, the sector fared better…

4 ways the shopping experience is evolving in 2021

With the rollout of the Covid vaccine underway, businesses and consumers alike are searching for the new normal. Technology is…

Packaging recycling levels rise in 2020

Some good news from 2020 – the two millionth tonne of Packaging Recovery Notes (PRNs) was traded on 22 December,…

This is retail’s most defining year – and it will emerge stronger in 2021

When a retail chief executive asked Retail Week editor Luke Tugby to summarise this year for retail in one word,…

Transform your in-store experience with digital signage

Your physical retail stores are so much more than bricks and mortar. Each store is a representation of your brand…

Safely reopening your business with digital signage and wayfinding technology

As business premises start to reopen once again after months of shut-downs, managers face fresh challenges when it comes to…

How the pandemic has cast a spotlight on sustainability

Up until the start of the pandemic, there were many calls and concerns that the fashion industry needed to do…

It’s time to reinvent the high street, says Mary Portas

Retail chain closures may have dominated the headlines in recent weeks, but experts have stressed that it’s not all doom…

Packaging design trends for 2021

As the end of the year fast approaches, the time has come for industries to set their sights on the…

How to boost in-store visits with mobile, OOH and digital screens

In today’s ultra-connected consumer market, brands are able to leverage a limitless combination of media to communicate messages and inspire…

UK retail’s 2040 zero-carbon target – how can the industry make sure it’s met?

UK retail has set itself an ambitious goal: achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2040. This doesn’t just apply to…

Retailers ramp up customer communications during pandemic

Over one quarter of retailers have increased their customer communication efforts compared with pre-pandemic levels.  This is according to telecommunications…

How retailers can win back lockdown shoppers

The first lockdown inspired many shoppers to try out new retail brands. In fact research from Braze, cited by Retail…

Collaboration for consumer benefit – tips for retailers and suppliers

As the busiest time of year approaches, retailers have welcomed the government’s decision to open all ‘non-essential’ stores across the…

Infographic: How Covid-19 Has Transformed Shopper Behaviour

The pandemic has transformed the retail sector and shopper behaviour. Our latest infographic explores the new trends and attitudes that…

Defra announces packaging recycling targets for next two years

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) has announced packaging recycling targets for 2021 and 2022, with a…

Covid and Brexit could boost UK factory output by up to £4.8bn

Factories in the UK could be manufacturing up to £4.8bn more goods for British retailers over the next year, as…

White Paper: The Post-Pandemic Future of Retail

The coronavirus pandemic has led to significant social change, impacting the way we live, work and behave. Our latest white…

Emerging technologies that will speed up retail’s transformation

The pandemic has disrupted almost every sector, retail included. Two key consumer behaviours have emerged as a result: the shift…

‘It’s On’ – M&S takes a digital-first approach with its Christmas campaign

M&S is changing its traditional TV advert for its home and clothing business this year to a festive campaign with…

Sainsbury’s launches £5m fund to help tackle food poverty

One of our clients, Sainsbury’s, has launched a £5m fund to help tackle food poverty, The Grocer reports. Of the…

Boots launches UK’s first protein shake vending machine

In what is claimed to be a UK first, Boots – one of our clients – has launched a protein…

Why the in-store experience matters more than ever

The pandemic has closed England’s stores once again. When the high street reopens after December 2nd, retailers will be tasked…

Start Christmas shopping earlier this year, retailers tell Brits

Brits should think about kicking off their Christmas shopping sooner rather than later this year. That’s the advice from many…

Covid changes point-of-sale behaviour

When the pandemic struck in March, physical cash came under fire for being a potential spreader of coronavirus. As a…

Retailers – how to prepare for a Black Friday like no other

It’s only a few weeks to go until one of the most lucrative shopping events in the retail calendar: Black…

CORONAVIRUS DOESN’T DAMPEN FESTIVE SPIRIT, STUDY SHOWS

Brits aren’t letting the pandemic spoil their festive fun, with 75% of 18-34-year-olds admitting that Christmas will be more important…

CORONAVIRUS – A THIRD OF SHOPPERS CONCERNED OVER LOOSE PRODUCE

Nearly 30% of UK shoppers say they feel less comfortable buying loose produce since the start of the pandemic, a…

TRICK OR TREAT? 7 HALLOWEEN TREND PREDICTIONS

Halloween is just around the corner, but it will be a little different this year due to the pandemic. Governments…

AR APPLICATIONS ON THE RISE WITH ‘TRY BEFORE YOU BUY’ EXPERIENCES

In its latest report, IBM has predicted that the coronavirus pandemic has sped up the transition to digital shopping by…

3 WAYS ONLINE INDUSTRIES CAN INSPIRE RETAIL

While people feared that the rise of online retail would spell the end of the high street, it’s been proven…

THE MOVE TOWARDS A MORE SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

Sir David Attenborough’s latest documentary, A Life on our Planet, has moved a nation. The film makes for hard-hitting, nevertheless essential…

ARE WE ABOUT TO WITNESS A ‘POP-UP BOOM’?

Covid has forced many brands to put their plans on hold when it comes to investment in permanent retail projects….

COVID’S DIY BOOM SEES KINGFISHER’S PROFITS SURGE

The coronavirus pandemic has inspired many people to get stuck into some DIY. This is likely down to a combination…

IS THIS THE RENAISSANCE OF THE BRITISH SUPERMARKET?

Simon Roberts, Chief Executive of Sainsbury’s, believes that some of the changes to shopper behaviour seen during lockdown will stick. …

FIVE WAYS FMCG BRANDS CAN NAVIGATE THE EVOLVING LANDSCAPE

The pandemic has affected us all in some way or another. It’s changed the way we live, work and interact…

PROFITS RISE AS BRITAIN GETS ON ITS BIKE

It’s hard to see the silver linings when faced with a global pandemic, but there are a few. As the…

INNOVATING TO STAY RELEVANT – SURVIVAL TACTICS FROM BRITAIN’S BEST-LOVED RETAILERS

There’s no denying the impact the pandemic has had on the high street. Now that brick-and-mortar stores are back open…

HAVE CINEMAS MANAGED TO LURE AUDIENCES BACK TO THE BIG SCREEN?

Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster film Tenet hit the big screen at the end of August with added pressure – it was…

CHRISTMAS IS COMING

Yes, can you believe it, Christmas for us Retail folk is not far from our thoughts!  Delta have published our…

HALLOWEEEEEEEN

Summer holidays may have started, but in terms of planning, Halloween is not too far away.  Delta have published our…

RETURNING SAFELY TO THE OFFICE

Businesses and offices are starting to gear up for their teams returning again to work. Office managers are looking to…

BACK TO STUDY

Students may be working from home right now but soon they’ll be back to study. To be prepared, colleges, schools,…

GET READY FOR LIFE AFTER COVID-19

We’re looking forward to getting Back To Work, but we don’t expect it to be Business As Usual. That’s why…

E-COMMERCE PACKAGING FROM THE DELTA GROUP

Delta expands its award-winning corrugate display products into e-commerce packaging. We make packaging bespoke to your needs. Suitable for e-commerce,…

RETAIL ASSISTANCE BY THE DELTA GROUP (COVID-19)

In these uncertain times The Delta Group is here to help and offer our support. That is why we have…

CONFECTIONERY RETAILERS – HOW TO BUILD MOMENTUM IN THE RUN-UP TO EASTER

While Christmas is the top season for confectionary sales, Easter comes a close second. Savvy retailers will have already stocked…

DO RETAILERS NEED TO FOCUS ON OPERATIONAL EXPERIENCE AS MUCH AS THEY DO CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE?

For physical retailers, success today depends on delivering an exceptional customer experience (CX). But a recent article on Retailer Customer…

INFOGRAPHIC: HOW TO BOOST YOUR POINT OF PURCHASE STRATEGY

THE DELTA GROUP INCREASE PRINT CAPABILITIES FOR MARS, INC. AFTER SUCCESSFUL COMPETITIVE TENDER PROCESS

The Delta Group, Europe’s premier visual communications specialist delivering dynamic multi-channel marketing services to consumer brands and retailers across the…

RETAIL RENAISSANCE – HOW ARE RETAILERS RE-INVENTING THEIR BRICK-AND-MORTAR STORES?

When it comes to retail, the high street is certainly not dead. Ecommerce may be booming, but at the same…

5 TRENDS SHAPING CONVENIENCE RETAIL

Retail’s convenience store segment is growing rapidly, presenting a wealth of opportunities for brands and suppliers. IGD’s retail analysts recently…

THREE TOP DIGITAL MARKETING TRENDS FOR 2020

The digital marketing landscape is evolving at a rapid pace and in line with new technology. As a result, new…

EXPERIENCE AS IMPORTANT AS PRODUCTS FOR 80% OF CUSTOMERS

Every retailer knows that it’s important to deliver an exceptional experience to every customer. But just how important is it?…

DELTA ANNOUNCE NEW GROUP TRANSFORMATION / INNOVATION DIRECTOR

The Delta Group has bolstered its senior leadership team with the appointment of Kevin Pritchard as Group Transformation / Innovation…

EMOTIONAL MARKETING: HOW TO TUG AT YOUR CUSTOMERS’ HEARTSTRINGS

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, love is well and truly in the air. So, what better time to…

2020: THE YEAR AI HITS THE MAINSTREAM IN RETAIL

Last year, artificial intelligence (AI) played a key role in MarTech and in enhancing the overall human experience through the…

PERSONALISATION: PASSING FAD OR HERE TO STAY?

Personalisation is big business for retailers these days. But is it a fleeting trend, or will it stick around for…

7 RETAIL TREND PREDICTIONS FOR 2020

The retail landscape is changing at a rapid pace, driven by technology which is being constantly developed and refined to…

5G TAKES RETAIL CX UP A NOTCH

Long in the works, the so-called ‘5G revolution’ is finally set to gain traction this year. Over the coming months,…

DELTA IRELAND APPOINTS NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR TO SUPPORT FUTURE GROWTH STRATEGY

The Delta Group, Europe’s premier visual communications specialist delivering dynamic multi-channel marketing services to consumer brands and retailers across the…

4 WAYS RETAIL CAN GET OFF TO A KILLER NEW YEAR

Last year went out with a bang for many UK retailers, especially e-tailers who saw year-on-year sales jump by almost a…

ONLINE SALES JUMP BY ALMOST A QUARTER IN DECEMBER

It may be a brand new year, but many online retailers will still be basking in the success of last…

INFOGRAPHIC: 8 KEY MARKETING STATS FOR 2020

THE DELTA GROUP ANNOUNCE RETENTION OF LIDL GB ACCOUNT

The Delta Group, Europe’s premier visual communications specialist delivering dynamic multi-channel marketing services to brands and retailers across the globe,…

HOW TO TAP INTO CHRISTMAS BUYER PERSONAS

It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but Christmas is also one of the most competitive times…

CHRISTMAS MARKETING SPEND UP FROM £6BN TO £6.8BN THIS YEAR

There’s no denying that Brexit uncertainty is having an impact across the retail sector by affecting consumer confidence. But a…

UK SHOPPERS ARE FORECAST TO SPLURGE £2.53BN THIS BLACK FRIDAY, TOPPING 2018 BY 3.4%

Black Friday is on the horizon again, and British retailers are set for success. Since its journey across the pond,…

DELTA IRELAND NOMINATED FOR IRISH PRINTER AWARD 2019

We are pleased to announce that, for the 5th year running, Delta Ireland has been nominated as Large Format Digital Printer…

SUPERIOR CREATIVE WIN SILVER AT 2019 POPAI AWARDS

We are delighted to announce that Superior Creative Services, part of the Delta Group, picked up a Silver award at last…

DELTA ANNOUNCE RECORD SALES AND APPOINT TWO SENIOR STAFF MEMBERS

The Delta Group today announce two new senior appointments to their Executive Board in addition to record sales results for…

SUPERIOR WIN UK ASAHI POS DEAL

The Delta Group is delighted to announce that Superior has recently been awarded a contract to produce Asahi Europe’s point-of-sale displays in…

INTRODUCING DELTA’S NEW BRAND IDENTITY

Delta is delighted to present our new brand identity, logo and the launch of a refreshed website and contemporary logo....

DELTA REACH NO.36 IN THE SUNDAY TIMES INTERNATIONAL TRACK 200

We are delighted to announce that The Delta Group has come in at #36 in The Sunday Times HSBC International...

THE TOP 5 RETAIL TRENDS IN 2019

INNOVATIVE ADVANCES IN TECHNOLOGY, COUPLED WITH SEAMLESS IN-STORE SHOPPING EXPERIENCES, AMONG THE TOP PREDICTIONS FOR 2019’S GLOBAL RETAIL TRENDS The IGD recently...

BLACK FRIDAY TRENDS: HOW ARE CONSUMERS SPENDING IN 2018?

UK SHOPPERS PLAN TO SPEND AN INCREDIBLE £7BILLION ON BLACK FRIDAY AND CYBER MONDAY THIS YEAR This Friday (23rd November)...

DIXONS CARPHONE ‘DRESS THE DESK’

FESTIVE FUN FOR DIXONS CARPHONE INTERNAL INITIATIVE! In what turned out to be one of Delta’s more unique client requests,...

DELTA IRELAND NOMINATED FOR IRISH PRINT AWARD 2018

We are pleased to announce that, for the 4th year running, Delta Ireland has been nominated as Large Format Digital Printer...

DELTA IRELAND ACCELERATES GROWTH WITH OPENING OF NEW DUBLIN FACILITY

In their 14th year Delta Ireland have moved into a new 30,000 sq. ft. office, production and warehouse space, initiated as a...

5 WAYS TO STAND-OUT IN-STORE (FREE DOWNLOAD)

HOW TO ACHIEVE RETAIL SUCCESS Helping brands stand-out in the retail environment can be tough. There is limited space, limited...

DELTA GROUP WIN FIVE AWARDS AT POPAI 2018

We are delighted to announced that The Delta Group picked up five awards at last night’s prestigious POPAI Awards! At the black-tie gala...

THE POWER OF MOBILE MESSENGER SERVICES IN RETAIL

The importance of mobile devices in the consumer retail experience is already well-known, with 78% of Brits using their mobile phone...

LICK’S WORK ON ‘LEGACY OF SPIES’ BOOK LAUNCH NOMINATED FOR DADI AWARD

We are delighted to announce that Delta and Lick Creative are up for a prestigious Drum DADI Award for our awesome work with Penguin Books on the Legacy...

HOW DO YOU TRANSFORM CUSTOMERS INTO FANS? (THE DRUM)

Having your customers be your no.1 fans – your own cheerleaders who make the case for your brand – is...

WHICH ARE 2018’S TRENDIEST FOODS? (INFOGRAPHIC)

In 2018, foodie culture is at an all-time high. The is thanks largely to the popularisation of healthy and “responsible” eating...

THE IN-STORE EXPERIENCE STILL RULES FOR THE #MILLENNIAL!

The “Death of the High Street” is a term frequntly used when referring to the current state of the retail...

2018 RETAIL SPENDING ON THE RISE (INFOGRAPHIC)

According to latest IGD research spending in the retail sector is on the rise, with the month of May seeing the largest...

THE ROLE VISUAL MERCHANDISING PLAYS IN DRIVING SALES

Effective visual merchandising is one of the most important elements to creating a retail environment which is both enticing and...

THE DELTA GROUP NO.56 IN THE SUNDAY TIMES INTERNATIONAL TRACK 200

We are delighted to announce that The Delta Group has been listed in The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200! The International...

TOP 5 RETAIL INNOVATIONS FROM RDE 2018

BY ANDREW LAKE, HEAD OF INNOVATION Every year at London’s Retail Design Expo some of the retail world’s leading tech companies showcase...

HOW RETAILERS CAN CONVERT ENJOYMENT INTO SALES (FREE DOWNLOAD)

The power of transactional, value-driven convenience is never in doubt. However, reassuringly for physical retail, shopper’s appetite for the world...

DELTA ADDS NEW DIGITAL PRINTER TO ACCELERATE GROWTH

The Delta Group is proud to announce the latest addition in our range of state-of-the-art printing facilities, further highlighting our commitment...

DELTA NOMINATED FOR FIVE POPAI AWARDS!

NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED AT RETAIL DESIGN EXPO We are thrilled to announce that we have been nominated for 5 awards at the 2018...

SPRING SHOPPER TRENDS 2018 (INFOGRAPHIC)

Our friends at IGD recently launched their latest shopper insights, highlighting the key consumer trends for Spring. To check out how, where...

THE CHANGING FACE OF RETAIL (THE DRUM)

CONSUMER TRENDS AND CHALLENGES FACING RETAILERS Apostolos Lambrianides, Group Marketing Manager of the Delta Group, has written an article for the...

EASTER RETAIL EXECUTION INFOGRAPHIC

Easter is a major event in the UK retail calendar, with spending expected to hit £893m this year! So it’s definitely a...

LICK LAUNCH ANNUAL CREATIVE REVIEW

THE LICK ANNUAL CREATIVE REVIEW IS OUT NOW! The 2018 Lick Annual Creative Review highlights some key facts and figures about the...

LICK CREATIVE FEATURED IN THIS MONTH’S THE DRUM!

Lick Creative’s Group Creative Director Stuart Button is in The Drum Network “Charity Special” this month! In the feature, titled “Stop Avoiding the...

TEEN SPENDING HABITS REVEALED (INFOGRAPHIC)

LATEST DELTA INSIGHTS INFOGRAPHIC HIGHLIGHTS TEENAGE SPENDING TRENDS According to latest figures revealed by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) girls spend...

DELTA IRELAND TURNS 13!

We’re delighted to announce that the Delta Ireland team today celebrates their 13th birthday! Since their founding in February 2005 Delta Ireland...

CRACKING THE RETAIL CONUNDRUM (PART I)

Andrew Lake, Head of Innovation at the Delta Group, has written an article for the Drum discussing the key things retailers need...

DELTA INSTALLS NEW HP PRINTER TO GREATLY EXPAND PRINT CAPABILITIES

HP HELPS THE DELTA GROUP EXPAND PRODUCTIVITY WITH NEW DIGITAL PRINTER We are delighted to announce that The Delta Group...

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