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
The UK’s retail industry will flatline at best in 2018, according to the latest predictions from the KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank (RTT).Read More
There was widespread agreement among the Retail Think Tank members that the physical store, in some shape or form, is here to stay. So what opportunities or threats do they face and what might its role be in the future?Read More
Whilst change is nothing new to the retail industry, the rise of ‘platforms’ marks the latest chapter in the industry’s story.
The KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank chose to discuss retail platforms and what is driving this new evolutionary phase in their latest whitepaper.Read More
May 2017 Introduction Seasonal events have long been used by retailers as an opportunity to boost sales. Indeed, Paul Martin, UK Head of Retail at KPMG, pointed to the substantial growth in UK retail over the past decade – from £286bn in 2006 to £360bn in 2016 – and suggested that events-based retail “…surely plays…Read More