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Retail Think Tank Unveils New Retail Health Index

-Worst ever figures since RTT founded- After a full two years of outputs the KPMG/SPSL Retail Think Tank (RTT) – the group of leading industry figures which provides a non-partisan guide to retail sector health – has unveiled its new numerical metric, the Retail Health Index (RHI). RTT Members review a comprehensive bank of datasets…

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Planning in the dark

How does the severe lack of information regarding retail property in the UK affect the sector?  The latest White Paper from the spring 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 – addresses the surprising lack of information on…

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Retail Think Tank Says Discounting is Damaging Retail

Retail Think Tank Says Discounting is Damaging Retail

The KPMG/SPSL Retail Think Tank has warned that the current retail culture of constant discounting, sales and promotions is unsustainable and likely to lead to increasing numbers of insolvencies. Retail in the UK is at a turning point and requires a new set of strategies to survive. The RTT recently debated the subject, “Discounting, promotions…

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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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