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?

David McCorquodale, head of retail, KPMG, UK, said: “It has been apparent throughout 2015 that the spending habits of the public are changing. Despite wages increasing and consumer confidence scaling record heights, retailers are finding that their share of the wealth isn’t finding its way into the tills. Facing competition from both the experiential and leisure sectors, as well as homeowners taking advantage of low interest rates to pay off mortgages, retailers cannot take growth for granted and will have to work hard in 2016 to capitalise on what should be improving trading conditions.” View Health Index

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JAMES SAWLEY OF HSBC IS THE LATEST MEMBER OF THE KPMG/IPSOS RETAIL THINK TANK

The KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank (RTT) has appointed a new industry specialist to its panel of retail experts. James Sawley will join the RTT from its next meeting on 12th July 2016. The panel meets quarterly to discuss issues and opportunities within the UK retail market, and to assess the overall health of the sector through…

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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.