What is the true state of spend in retail versus other categories?

April 2019 There has been a general understanding in recent years that the retail sector has been proportionally losing sales and its share of consumers’ disposable income to the leisure sector. Whether or not this paints an accurate picture of the true state of consumer spend is the topic of the latest KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think…

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The short and medium-term impact of Brexit on the retail sector

In the immediate aftermath of the Brexit vote, political uncertainty had led to a dampening of consumer confidence In the medium-term, as currency hedging unwinds, the cost of goods purchased overseas will effectively become more expensive. The debate for retailers will then be whether to increase prices or absorb the loss into margins In the…

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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…