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To what extent is inflation impacting retail health and strategy?

– Retail Health suffers as inflation bites – – Inflation is a wake-up call for retail: upward commodity prices herald a new retail environment longer term – – Low/non-existent volume growth environment here to stay and quality, not quantity, will be a key driver for future growth – Part I: Executive Summary Introduction The KPMG/Synovate…

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What are the prospects for UK retail in 2011?

– Consumer headwinds to continue but RTT remains optimistic for retail in 2011 –– Multichannel strategies, international expansion and expansion of grocers’ non-food offer provide growth opportunities –  – But the polarisation is set to continue apace between the winners and those with more structural issues to address, as well as across sectors and locations…

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Post Spending Review: the impact on the retail sector?

KPMG/Synovate Retail Think Tank White Paper – #18 -Low growth environment set to remain – no death knell for the sector -But the effects of the Review will exacerbate current regional trends Part 1: Executive Summary Introduction The coalition government’s Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) had been widely anticipated by consumers and retailers alike, given the…

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How will the rise in VAT affect the UK retail sector?

– VAT rise should have minimal impact on the health of retail sector, says Retail Think Tank –– But it could also inadvertently act as a catalyst for wider economic changes that may adversely affect retail spending – Part I: Executive Summary The rise in VAT to 20 percent in January 2011 is far from…

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How is the internet changing UK retail?

KPMG/Synovate Retail Think Tank White Paper #16 -Online retail is not killing the High Street says Retail Think Tank – -Far from it: the internet is helping good retailers become even better as fundamentals of retailing remain the same – Part I: Executive Summary Introduction The size of internet retailing has been the subject of…

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