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Retail health drops below historic lows, the KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank says

The KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank (RTT) has determined that – as predicted* – retail health in the third quarter of 2019 has surpassed the historic low previously recorded in the final quarter of 2012, when the UK’s economy faced the so-called ‘double-dip recession’. The latest retail health index (RHI) figures sees the third quarter of…

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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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UK retailers suffer ninth consecutive quarter of ill health

The KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank (RTT) 2018 has determined that the health of the high street flatlined, in Q2 2018, keeping the Retail Health Index (RHI) at 79. Though this was better than forecast, it marks the ninth consecutive quarter of negative or flat performance, with the RTT anticipating a further point decline in Q3.…

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