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?

Dr Tim Denison, head of retail intelligence, Ipsos Retail Performance, said: “After some welcome respite in Quarter 3, this coming quarter looks more challenging. The state of retail health is in danger of reaching a tipping point not seen since 2012, when the festive ‘shot in the arm’ isn’t enough to counteract the ongoing issues with rising costs and squeezed margins.” View Health Index

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Retail health in the UK

Retail Think Tank predicts first Q4 dip in retail health since 2012

The KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank has stated that Quarter 3 2017 brought some respite to retail health. After two quarters of decline, it levelled out, but it is predicted to drop again in Quarter 4. If true, this would represent the first time that retail health would have declined between a third and fourth 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.