Six years is a long time in any industry, although with the fortunes of retailers being so intrinsically linked to the slightest deviations to the economy, consumer confidence, advancements in technology, political legislation and societal changes, 2025 will almost certainly bring with it a very different retail industry than we see today. At the latest…Read More
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…Read More
The UK retail industry will likely struggle to grow in 2019, regardless of the unknowns of Brexit, according to the latest forecast from the KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank (RTT).Read More
With the health of the retail sector steadily decreasing over the last two years, and the uncertainty of a Brexit (no-)deal just around the corner, the RTT discussed just how crucial this coming period was for retailers.Read More
The UK retail market is currently in the midst of seismic change, a once in a generation shift that is impacting on the way that retailers operate and sell. The grocery sector is no exception to this rule, and here the KPMG / Ipsos Retail Think Tank (RTT) set out to discuss‘what the future holds for the UK grocery sectorRead More
A mere glance at news headlines will paint a rather gloomy and oppressive picture of the health of the UK retail sector currently. But just how bad is 2018 likely to get, and is there light at the end of the tunnel?
These were the principal questions the KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank (RTT) set to tackle when they met in mid-April 2018.Read More