Cities are Changing. Are You? 11 Months of Covid-19 in London

Huq has mapped the density of people within London by postcode district, month-on-month since the start of the year to create a time-lapse…

Americans Prepare for a Holiday Shopping Season like No Other | Financial Times

High frequency alternative data from Huq Industries in today's Financial Times reveals the disparity between discretionary and staple…

UK-EU Store Footfall Data Quantifies the Opportunity Cost for Discretionary Retail

Against a backdrop of different policies and lockdown measures across Europe, continental clothing retail is tracking at 38% of…

Charting the Impact of Europe’s Lockdowns on Different Industries | The Economist

Alternative real-time data from Huq predicts a bleak winter ahead for European manufacturing - particularly in food, chemicals and…

UK Supermarkets Continue Strong Run While EU Stores Slump

Supermarket shopping in the UK is holding resilient through the UK’s second national lockdown, with footfall over the last week comparable…

City Resident Mobility Down by Just 15pts in Second Lockdown

Population mobility in some parts of the UK is just 15pts lower than usual levels in this second national lockdown.

City of London Suffers Crushing Blow from Second Lockdown | Financial Times

Catherine McGuinness, chair of policy at the City of London Corporation, which governs the financial district, warned of “a bleak winter”.…

Worker Presence at European Factories Falls Lower than April Levels

Staffing levels at industrial facilities across Europe have fallen significantly with much of the continent in the midst of lockdown.

Takeaway and Delivery Prop Up Hospitality During Second Lockdown

As we approach the end of the first week of lockdown 2.0, the Huq Index shows that footfall across the UK’s foodservice outlets appears to…

UK Supermarkets Hold Steady Amidst Europe-wide Downturn

Footfall to UK supermarkets has so far dodged the second wave slump, with Huq’s Index recording levels higher than last year over the last…

New Analysis: Pandemic Drives Increase in Shopper Loyalty

Customers are visiting a less diverse mix of retailers as the crisis continues to drive change in retail behaviour.

Economic Activity Across Europe Plummets as Second Lockdown Comes into Force

The presence of customers across all consumer industries in Europe fallen sharply over the last two weeks as countries across the continent…