The Retail Think Tank met in London on October 12th to discuss the role of innovation in retail Innovators build for the future An innovation… Read More »Change Or Fail: Why Innovation Is Now The Business Survival Issue Retailers Can’t Afford To Ignore
Supply chain problems are a global challenge but UK retailers are being hit particularly hard and the impact could hinder the sector’s recovery. Brexit has… Read More »The supply chain crisis in the retail sector
April 2019 There has been a general understanding in recent years that the retail sector has been proportionally losing sales and its share of consumers’… Read More »What is the true state of spend in retail versus other categories?
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?
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… Read More »How can retailers exploit seasonal events more fully and plan for them better?
Consumer confidence indices never tell the whole story, but they do provide insight into shoppers’ mind-set, particularly when viewed as a trend over time There… Read More »Consumer confidence: can it be accurately measured and does it drive consumer spending?
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,… Read More »The short and medium-term impact of Brexit on the retail sector
– Retail risks losing out to other experiences next year – – The National Living Wage, cyber security and operating model change will be at… Read More »Retail growth unlikely to improve in 2016, warns KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank
More disruption ahead for the traditional UK retail calendar When it comes to participating in Black Friday, retailers need to decide early – are you… Read More »Black Friday – Where does this now fit into a retailer’s sales/promotion strategy?
‐ Price wars are a “race to the bottom” and could deter future investors‐ Shift to convenience store shopping has been driven by retailers… Read More »The future of the grocery sector in the UK