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?

Every quarter members of the RTT make quantitative assessments of the impact on retail health of demand, margins and costs* for the quarter just completed and a forecast of the quarter ahead. These scores are submitted individually and aggregated for the RTT’s quarterly meeting. View Health Index

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Christmas failed to turn the tide on deteriorating retail health, the KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank says

16 January 2020 The KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank (RTT) has concluded that the crucial final quarter of 2019 failed to provide retailers with any respite from the onslaught of deteriorating health in the sector. Demand over the key trading weeks prior to Christmas failed to make up for lost ground if looking at the quarter…

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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.