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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Retail health continues to teeter just above historic lows, the KPMG/Ipsos retail think tank says

The KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank (RTT) has determined that retail health in the first quarter of 2019 deteriorated further as a result of wavering demand, increasingly squeezed margins and ever-higher costs for retailers. This brings the latest retail health index (RHI) score to 77 – only just one point above the historic-low of 76, recorded…

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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.