RTT_Whitepaper_2011_05_01_ToWhatExtentIsInflationImpactingRetailHealthAndStrategy

To what extent is inflation impacting retail health and strategy?

– Retail Health suffers as inflation bites – – Inflation is a wake-up call for retail: upward commodity prices herald a new retail environment longer term – – Low/non-existent volume growth environment here to stay and quality, not quantity, will be a key driver for future growth – Part I: Executive Summary Introduction The KPMG/Synovate…

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How will the rise in VAT affect the UK retail sector?

– VAT rise should have minimal impact on the health of retail sector, says Retail Think Tank –– But it could also inadvertently act as a catalyst for wider economic changes that may adversely affect retail spending – Part I: Executive Summary The rise in VAT to 20 percent in January 2011 is far from…

RTT_Whitepaper_2009_01_11_ChristmasTradingInTheRecessionTheChallengesAndPossibleImpacts

Christmas trading in the recession: the challenges and possible impacts

Introduction As we approach the key Christmas trading period, the KPMG/Synovate Retail Think Tank’s (RTT) latest discussion focused on the challenges and impacts the sector faces during this crucial time for retailers. Christmas trading in 2009 will be set against a backdrop of this year’s tough economic conditions, part of the longest recession the UK…