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The future of the grocery sector in the UK

‐  Price wars are a “race to the bottom” and could deter future investors‐   Shift to convenience store shopping has been driven by retailers ‐ not consumers  ‐  But convenience stores sales are now so significant they  risk rendering hypermarkets obsolete in their current form ‐   ‘Drive through’ supermarkets and free doorstep delivery…

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Underperforming High Streets could be saved by single ownership, says RTT

–        Single ownership could rescue many high streets that are currently locked in a spiral of decline –        Experienced asset managers hold the key to revitalising high streets –        Compulsory purchase orders may often be necessary to effect beneficial mix change –        Use and access controls (including decisions on the scale of parking provision required)…

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…