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: “With all the uncertainties building around Brexit, and the UK’s trade agreements, the months ahead will be defining times for the industry, challenging the acumen of even the very best leadership teams in retailing.”
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The State of Retail Today

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UK retail health continues to stagnate despite a brief summer boost

The KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank (RTT) has determined that retail health in Q3 2018 remained stagnant, despite the summer boost that has benefitted some retailers. Retail health in the UK has been negative or flat for 10 consecutive quarters Demand remains volatile, while margins remain under pressure as costs continue to rise Success in the all-important…

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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.