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FMCGs pay “lip service” to corporate responsibility, according to their customers

Consumers are highly suspicious of FMCGs’ corporate responsibility programmes and are shunning companies’ websites in favour of peer-to-peer review sites, according to a new survey published by the KPMG/YouGov Consumer Insights Panel.
Modified date: 21/07/2014
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FOCUS on Consumer Markets

Read views and opinions from KPMG industry experts in our new multi-media magazine.
Modified date: 15/07/2014
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BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor June 2014 - sales of home products to slow down in June

UK retail sales were down 0.8% on a like-for-like basis from June 2013, when they had increased 1.4% on the preceding year.
Modified date: 15/07/2014
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BRC-KPMG Online Retail Sales Monitor June 2014 - positive response to online summer sales experience

Online sales of Non-Food products in the UK grew 10.6% in June versus a year earlier.
Modified date: 15/07/2014
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World cup fever boosts UK retail sales

David McCorquodale, UK Head of Retail at KPMG, comments on the latest Retail Sales figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS)
Modified date: 19/06/2014
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The future of the grocery sector in the UK

The UK’s grocery sector is one of the most competitive and cutthroat in retail. It also risks being one of the unhealthiest, with demand flat lining and over capacity eroding the big players’ profitability.
Modified date: 19/06/2014
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BRC-KPMG Online Retail Sales Monitor May 2014 - strong fashion helps record online sales

Online sales of Non-Food products in the UK grew 17.0% in May versus a year earlier.
Modified date: 10/06/2014
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BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor May 2014 - May sales slowed by food performance

UK retail sales were up 0.5% on a like-for-like basis from May 2013, when they had increased 1.8% on the preceding year.
Modified date: 10/06/2014
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Retail recovery gathers pace, says KPMG

David McCorquodale, UK Head of Retail at KPMG, comments on the latest Retail Sales figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS)
Modified date: 21/05/2014
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BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor April 2014 – April points to healthy growth in the economy

BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor April 2014. Covering the four weeks 6 April 2014 – 3 May 2014.
Modified date: 13/05/2014
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BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor April 2014 – Stores enjoy Easter sales boost over online

BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor April 2014. Covering the four weeks 6 April 2014 – 3 May 2014.
Modified date: 13/05/2014
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KPMG & Workday

KPMG has teamed up with leading cloud-based enterprise solutions provider Workday, to offer an innovative approach to providing unified HCM, and FM solutions designed for today’s dynamic and global organisations
Modified date: 16/04/2014
Business and industry issue
 

BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor March 2014 - March sales distorted but fashion strong

UK retail sales were down 1.7% on a like-for-like basis from March 2013, when they had increased 1.9% on the preceding year.
Modified date: 15/04/2014
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BRC-KPMG Online Retail Sales Monitor March 2014 - lack of Easter in March helps online sales

Online sales of Non-Food products in the UK grew 12.8% in March versus a year earlier.
Modified date: 15/04/2014
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KPMG at the Workday Rising Europe 2014 Conference

KPMG in the UK is proud to be Gold sponsor at Workday Rising Europe 2014, to be held on 31 March – 02 April 2014 at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge hotel in London.
Modified date: 01/04/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Rising housing market and falling unemployment boosts consumers’ willingness to spend, says KPMG

David McCorquodale, UK Head of Retail at KPMG, comments on the latest Retail Sales figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS)
Modified date: 28/03/2014
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BRC-KPMG Online Retail Sales Monitor December 2013 - record online sales light up Christmas

BRC-KPMG Online Retail Slaes Monitor results for December 2013
Modified date: 27/03/2014
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Inflation basket: video streaming in, DVD recorders out

David McCorquodale, head of retail at KPMG, comments on today’s changes to the basket of goods and services used by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to calculate inflation
Modified date: 13/03/2014
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BRC-KPMG Online Retail Sales Monitor February 2014 - February retail sales helped by online

Online sales of Non-Food products in the UK grew 14.3% in February versus a year earlier.
Modified date: 11/03/2014
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BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor February 2014 - sales slow in February after bumpy January

UK retail sales were down 1.0% on a like-for-like basis from February 2013, when they had increased 2.7% on the preceding year.
Modified date: 11/03/2014
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BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor December 2013 - overall Christmas trading respectable

UK retail sales were up 0.4% on a like-for-like basis from December 2012, when they had increased 0.3% on the preceding year.
Modified date: 04/02/2014
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Companies struggle to rebalance pricing and profitability post-recession

KPMG recently completed its 2013 UK pricing survey, which examines pricing trends across 200 of the UK’s biggest companies
Modified date: 30/01/2014
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UK companies are gold medal winners for sustainable business

UK companies rank highly in The Sustainability Yearbook 2013 gold medal-table
Modified date: 30/01/2014
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2014 will herald an upswing in sales for the retail sector, says the KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank

Retailers will see an upswing in growth in 2014, but will remain vulnerable to wider economic shocks that impact consumer confidence or income levels, predicts the KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank.
Modified date: 30/12/2013
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Retailers hope for Boxing Day bonanza as they gear up for the biggest discount day of the year

Boxing Day heralds the biggest planned sales day for the retail sector in the year, says David McCorquodale, UK head of retail.
Modified date: 19/12/2013
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This will be the most understocked Christmas in recent years, warns KPMG

This will be the most under stocked Christmas in recent years according to the head of retail at KPMG, David McCorquodale
Modified date: 15/11/2013
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Underperforming high streets could be saved by single ownership, says KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank

The KPMG-Ipsos Retail Think Tank (‘the RTT’) met in October to discuss the key issues facing the high street and to consider the steps needed to revitalise failing high
Modified date: 07/11/2013
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BRC-KPMG Online Retail Sales Monitor October 2013 - online reaches new record penetration rate

Online sales of non-food products in the UK grew 12.1% in October versus a year earlier. In October 2012, they had increased by 7.3% over the previous year.
Modified date: 05/11/2013
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Health of UK retail gets a pick-me-up

The health of UK retail has shown some signs of improvement over the past quarter and the outlook is looking more encouraging than it has done for some time, particularly as the nation heads into the Christmas season feeling better about itself.
Modified date: 22/10/2013
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BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor September 2013 - Cautious Growth Ahead of Christmas Season

UK retail sales values were up 0.7% on a like-for-like basis from September 2012, when they had increased 1.5% on the preceding year. On a total basis, sales were up 2.4%, against a 3.4% increase in September 2012.
Modified date: 08/10/2013
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