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Download the latest whitepaper from the Retail Think Tank, as they explore industry trends and strategies.

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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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What can Tesco learn from previous business turnarounds?

Price cuts are not necessarily the answer to Tesco’s woes – The grocer needs to reconnect with its customers and rethink ranges – Tesco’s exposure to the hypermarket store format will need to be addressed – Any business turnaround requires good communication with and support from a multitude of stakeholders The golden decade when Tesco…

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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)…

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How will demographic trends in the UK affect the retail sector

2/3rds of retail spending growth will come from shoppers aged 55 plus Ageing population will transform not only the face, but the role the high street plays in society Part I: Executive Summary Introduction With a rapidly ageing population and migration trends changing the ethnic makeup of our cities and towns, UK shopping habits too…

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