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Retail growth unlikely to improve in 2016, warns KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank

– Retail risks losing out to other experiences next year – – The National Living Wage, cyber security and operating model change will be at the top of the boardroom agenda – – Delivering a seamless omni-channel experience will continue to challenge retailers – 30 December 2015 With consumer confidence faltering, the KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think…

Life after the food contamination crisis – how closely should retailers vet their suppliers’ sourcing?  Where does the ultimate responsibility for consumer safety lie?

Introduction The contamination of the beef supply chain with horse meat is a stark illustration of the risk of supply chain failure and should serve as a wakeup call for all retailers, not just those in the food sector. The KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank (‘the RTT’) met in April to consider the implications of the…

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What are the prospects for UK retail in 2011?

– Consumer headwinds to continue but RTT remains optimistic for retail in 2011 –– Multichannel strategies, international expansion and expansion of grocers’ non-food offer provide growth opportunities –  – But the polarisation is set to continue apace between the winners and those with more structural issues to address, as well as across sectors and locations…

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What are the prospects for UK retail in 2010?

– Looming economic factors could cause a “retail relapse” warns Retail Think Tank- Part I:  Executive Summary Introduction Many could be forgiven for thinking that the worst effects of the recession are over, following better news for the industry lately.  The KPMG/Synovate Retail Think Tank’s (RTT) latest Retail Health Index, which recorded an improvement in…