The Retail Think Tank serves to give a balanced, considered, and unbiased view on what the true state of affairs for the retail sector is.

The Retail Think Tank has been conceived and created to provide the authoritative, credible and most trusted window on what is really happening in retail and to develop thought leadership on the key areas influencing the future of retailing in the UK. The intended audience for the outputs of the RTT is primarily retailers as well as anyone with an interest in all aspects of retail and retailing.

Has retail health improved?

Dr Tim Denison, head of retail intelligence, Ipsos Retail Performance, said: “June worked hard for the quarter, with retailers benefiting from buoyant high street footfall and great seasonal weather. Retailers will hope that this continues into the summer months, as the sector is set to worsen as the unwinding of currency hedging takes it true toll and margins are squeezed, with the cost of items such as fresh food produce set to increase.” View Health Index

The State of Retail Today

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Retail Think Tank predicts worst run of retail health for five years

The KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank has stated that the health of the UK retail sector fell in Quarter 2 2017, and is predicted to drop even further in Quarter 3. This would represent three consecutive quarters of negative health performance, something that has not happened since 2012. The overall health of the UK retail market…

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Our Members - Providing authoritative, credible and trusted opinions on what is really happening in retail.

The members of the Retail Think Tank cover a broad spectrum of specialities, with each individual offering a unique perspective on the retail market.

The board meet each quarter to discuss, analyse and dissect the current state of retail and look ahead to the next three months and beyond.