Omnishopper 2015

Eight out of 10 global shoppers’ purchase decisions are now informed by a digital device, with consumers saying they are smarter shoppers and getting more value than before. However, though in-store sales still account for more than 90% of all retail spending, the result is a more focused in-store shopper buying from a narrower list of unique stores than in years past.

Visa UK 2015

UK household spending is going gangbusters with a +1.9% year-on-year (YOY) increase in spending in August. It was the strongest increase in Recreation & Culture spending in six years. Misc. Goods & Services (which includes hairdressing and jewelry) also reported strong growth (+12.1%).

Ingenico 2015

Ingenico Group increased 10 percentage points of market share to 27% in the U.S. in 2014, according to a CA-based newsletter. The U.S. is now Ingenico Group’s second largest market, where the Group now serves three times more SMBs than in January 2014, showing its ability to rapidly conquer new territories.