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Retail Think Tank predicts worst run of retail health for five years

The KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank has stated that the health of the UK retail sector fell in Quarter 2 2017, and is predicted to drop even further in Quarter 3. This would represent three consecutive quarters of negative health performance, something that has not happened since 2012. The overall health of the UK retail market…

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Retail Think Tank predicts worst run of retail health for five years

The KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank has stated that the health of the UK retail sector fell in Quarter 2 2017, and is predicted to drop even further in Quarter 3. This would represent three consecutive quarters of negative health performance, something that has not happened since 2012. The overall health of the UK retail market…

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Rising costs hurt retailers in Quarter 4

The health of the UK retail sector remained flat for the second consecutive quarter in Quarter 4 2016, as the year ended in the same state of health as it started. A rise in seasonal demand over Black Friday and in the run up to Christmas provided a boost for retailers, but any benefit was…

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Paul Martin joins The KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank

The KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank (RTT) has appointed Paul Martin as its newest member and co chairman, following his recent appointment to the role of UK Head of Retail at KPMG. Paul Martin will replace David McCorquodale, former UK Head of Retail at KPMG, who will be retiring at the end of April next year,…

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Retailers benefit from Brexit fallout

Retailers benefit from resilient demand in the fallout from Brexit

The recent decline in the health of the UK retail sector ended in Quarter 3 2016, with demand proving resilient in the face of rising costs and shrinking margins.   The overall health of the UK retail market flat-lined in Quarter 3 2016, following a decline of one point in Quarter 2. The RTT had,…

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Uncertain times ahead for retailers

The decline in the health of the UK retail sector is predicted to accelerate in Quarter 3 2016, with all three drivers of retail health – demand, margins and cost – expected to turn negative for the first time since 2011. This follows a downturn in health in Quarter 2.   The overall health of…

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