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Retail sector gloom set to continue in 2008, according to industry panel

Retail sector gloom set to continue in 2008, according to industry panel

Retail Think Tank predicts tough times on all fronts in first quarter The latest meeting of the KPMG/SPSL Retail Think Tank (RTT) – the group of leading industry figures which provides a non-partisan guide to retail sector health – revealed that the difficult trading conditions at the end of 2007 look set to worsen in…

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Retail Think Tank Warns of Business Failures in Downturn

Retail Think Tank Warns of Business Failures in Downturn

The KPMG/SPSL Retail Think Tank, which met last month, has warned of possible business failures in the expected downturn. The RTT debated the subject, ‘What are the secrets of successful retailing and how can retailers survive and prosper in a downturn?’ for its latest White Paper. Its warnings were in part based on its predictions…

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Retail Think Tank Says Quarter 3 Will Hit Retail with Double Whammy

Retail Think Tank Says Quarter 3 Will Hit Retail with Double Whammy

The latest deliberations from the KPMG/SPSL Retail Think Tank (RTT), the body of leading industry figures set up to provide a non-partisan guide to the true state of UK retail, reveal that over Quarter 2 2007, as it had forecast, the state of the health of retailing, based on the three key signifiers of Demand,…

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Retailers Do Better Than Expected in Q1 But Spring Has Come and Gone

Retailers Do Better Than Expected in Q1 But Spring Has Come and Gone

The latest deliberations from the prestigious KPMG/SPSL Retail Think Tank (RTT), the only non-partisan guide to the true state of UK retail by a group of leading industry figures (see below for full list), shows that the members underestimated the ability of retailers to maintain Margin and the desire of shoppers to ignore negative pressures…

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Christmas trading will not deliver the respite that UK retail craves

The Christmas 2006 trading period will be as good as – if not slightly better than – last Christmas but even this will not deliver UK retail the economic respite it is looking for, according to the latest deliberations of the KPMG / SPSL Retail Think Tank (RTT). In fact, the RTT believes that the…

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