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Retail Health

OUTLOOK FOR 2021

UK retailers should prepare for a brighter outlook for the second half of 2021, with sales growth expected between flat and +3% for the year The competition with the hospitality and leisure sector for pent-up spend will be fierce as restrictions are eased Shifts in consumer behaviour likely to impact the grocery sector permanently Urgent…

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Retail Health

Life after COVID-19: the immediate fallout and the long-term implications

In recent weeks and months, ‘unprecedented’ is a word that has never been so prevalent in our vocabulary, but equally never has it been more relevant. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought life around the world to a grinding halt, with every sector from manufacturing to hospitality, and from travel to retail, all carrying their own…

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Outlook for Retail 2020

Outlook for 2020

KPMG/IPSOS RETAIL THINK TANK: THE UK RETAIL SECTOR SHOULD FEEL CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC IN 2020, WITH GROWTH OF AT LEAST +1.0% LIKELY The UK retail sector is predicted to grow by at least +1.0% in 2020, following three and half years of pain. Perceived certainty in the UK political landscape is likely to increase consumer confidence…

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Retail environment

How to deliver growth in this retail environment

It’s easy to see just how difficult today’s trading conditions are for retailers in the UK. A myriad of external influences are not only combining, but also increasing their impact on retailers’ operations. However, today’s business environment demands constant growth. At the latest quarterly KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank (RTT) meeting, members discussed just what it…

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