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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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Millennials v Grey Pound – Who holds the key to future retail success?

– Knowing what drives the current ‘Grey Pound’ is useful in the short term but in the long term this generation will be replaced – – Future retail success lies in being able to adapt to the millennial way whilst making changes appear to be evolutionary, rather than revolutionary, to the ‘Silver Surfers’ –  –…

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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…

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Retail sector gloom set to continue in 2008, according to industry panel

What is the future of the shopping centre in a digital world?

– Shopping centres need to be more than just a “collection of retailers”- The rise of destination shopping, consumers craving convenience, and creating community hubs will ensure shopping centres survive and thrive- The digital world will actually secure the future of the shopping centre Introduction Nick Bubb, Retail Consultant, commented “it seems like only yesterday…

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Is discounting a current necessity or is it simply a race to the bottom?

Bargain hunting has become the norm in an increasingly digital and disloyal world Perpetual discounting will lead to brand devaluation and erosion of consumer trust UK shoppers need to be weaned off their diet of discounts Retailers need to shift the battleground and compete on value rather than price Introduction The British shopper has always…

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