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

The State of Retail Today

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Retail health remains relatively steady, despite cost-of-living challenges, but a difficult autumn lies ahead

  Q2 22 saw consumer demand remain solid despite rising energy costs and inflation Retail Think Tank predicts health of the sector will fall by 1 point in Q3 22, supported by pent-up fashion demand  Summer could be the lull before the storm as retail health takes a turn for the worse in Autumn 2022…

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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.