KPMG/IPSOS Retail Think Tank warns of a costly quarter ahead for retailers

KPMG/IPSOS Retail Think Tank warns of a costly quarter ahead for retailers

The health of the UK retail sector is expected to dip in Q2 2016, as retailers bear the brunt of soaring costs. The National Living Wage, a weak sterling, continued investment in channel shifts and rising petrol prices are expected to significantly outweigh improving consumer demand. The overall health of the UK retail market improved…

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KPMG/IPSOS Retail Think Tank warns of a costly quarter ahead for retailers

KPMG/IPSOS Retail Think Tank warns of a costly quarter ahead for retailers

The health of the UK retail sector is expected to dip in Q2 2016, as retailers bear the brunt of soaring costs. The National Living Wage, a weak sterling, continued investment in channel shifts and rising petrol prices are expected to significantly outweigh improving consumer demand. The overall health of the UK retail market improved…

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Jonathan De Mello Joins the KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank

Retail property expert Jonathan De Mello has been appointed to the KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank (RTT) to replace Mark Teale, who retired from CBRE and the RTT earlier this year. Jonathan, who is head of retail consultancy at Harper Dennis Hobbs, will join the RTT for its next meeting on 10 December. The panel of…

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Best run of retail health improvement for five years

Best Run of Retail Health Improvement For Five Years

The health of the UK retail sector improved for the fourth quarter in a row, a trend expected to continue through to the end of the year. The overall health of the UK retail market improved by one index point for the fourth consecutive quarter – the first time this has happened since 2010. This…

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Retail Health Improves For Third Consecutive Quarter

The health of retail in the UK saw continued improvement in Quarter two, a trend that is predicted to carry on into the next three months according to the KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank (RTT). The health of the UK retail market improved by one index point for the third consecutive quarter. Strong economic and employment…

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Consumer confidence grows in build up to general election

Consumer confidence grows in build up to general election

The health of retail in the UK saw marginal signs of improvement in Q1, but not at as strong a rate as other consumer services, according to the KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank (RTT). The health of the UK retail market improved by one index point after a disappointing end to 2014, with consumer confidence rising…

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