Welcome to the Peak report for the weekend of 16th-19th November! There are only two days to Black Friday but already retailers and brands are offering significant discounts.
This weekend the industry with the greatest uplift from last year is Pets (36%). The next highest industries for uplift are Automotive Products (29%) and Furniture (10%).
Surprisingly, last week’s highest uplift was Gifts and this is not featured in the top industries. Pets was last week’s second highest uplift so it is appropriate that it has appeared at the top of the list. The industry with the lowest uplift from last year is Food and Beverages.
The results for the service split are similar to last week. The majority of service is Standard (down 3% at 63%) and Next day (down 2% at 33%).
The top destination country is US, followed by Ireland. The top UK town outside of London for volume is Belfast. It narrowly beats Birmingham, last week’s highest town for volume. Again, South East London had the highest volumes in the capital.
Don’t miss next week’s blog for reporting on how the weekend went.
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