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The ongoing and future roles of the supermarkets in the retail sector

In timely fashion, this White Paper was prepared soon after the Competition Commission’s latest announcement on the progress of its investigation into the UK’s supermarket business. The amount of media coverage generated by what was just an interim announcement highlights how the subject of the supermarkets’ growing influence over the retail sector remains highly contentious.In…

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Is internet retailing all it’s cracked up to be?

If there is one thing guaranteed to get people talking when it comes to retail, it’s the debate over just how big internet retailing could become.Without a doubt, the advent of internet retailing is the biggest thing to happen to the UK retail sector for years. However, the question needs to be asked as to…

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How can we define the health of the UK retail sector?

In the UK, the retail sector is rarely out of the news. Whether considering business confidence, consumer confidence, the impact of rising interest rates or house prices, it is rare for the fortunes of the retail sector to go unmentioned. Retail represents 11% of the national workforce and is responsible for sales of £249 billion…

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