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?

Tim Denison, Head of Retail Intelligence at Ipsos Retail Performance and co-chair of the Retail Think Tank said: “Whilst the health of the high street is far from where we’d like it to be, when you consider the scale of the challenges UK retailers are facing, Q2 delivered stronger overall demand than we had anticipated. All the same challenges still exist and with political and economic storm clouds building, the final quarter of this year in particular looks set to be tough.”

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The State of Retail Today

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UK retailers suffer ninth consecutive quarter of ill health

The KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank (RTT) 2018 has determined that the health of the high street flatlined, in Q2 2018, keeping the Retail Health Index (RHI) at 79. Though this was better than forecast, it marks the ninth consecutive quarter of negative or flat performance, with the RTT anticipating a further point decline in Q3.…

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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.