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Slow start to Christmas leaves retailers racing to sell festive stock

David McCorquodale, UK Head of Retail at KPMG, comments on the latest retail sales figures from the Office for National Statistics
Modified date: 20/11/2014
Press release
 

Retailers bet on Black Friday bargains

David McCorquodale, head of retail at KPMG comments on Black Friday, a day of sales that takes place on 28th November
Modified date: 11/11/2014
Press release
 

BRC-KPMG Online Retail Sales Monitor October 2014 - incentives stimulate online sales in October

Online sales of Non-Food products in the UK grew 15.4% in October versus a year earlier, almost in line with the twelve-month average growth of 14.8%.
Modified date: 11/11/2014
Press release
 

BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor October 2014 - a mixed bag for retail sales in October

UK retail sales were flat, at 0.0%, on a like-for-like basis from October 2013, when they had increased 0.8% on the preceding year.
Modified date: 11/11/2014
Press release
 

Holiday pay ruling could land businesses with debilitating bills

Insolvency practitioners at KPMG have today warned that rulings by the Employment Appeal Tribunal might land UK businesses with an unprecedented bill for miscalculated holiday pay, leaving some in financial distress.
Modified date: 04/11/2014
Press release
 

China Singles’ Day predicted to set new world record for online sales

The biggest annual online shopping day takes place this month, and is expected to set a new world record for the most spent in a single day online.
Modified date: 04/11/2014
Press release
 

Retailers spooked by stock overhang created by warm weather

With forecasters predicting the warmest Halloween since records began, retailers are counting the cost of a potential stock overhang from the unseasonably mild weather, warns KPMG
Modified date: 29/10/2014
Press release
 

UK retail health is pulled back by the food sector

The health of retail in the UK dropped unexpectedly in Q3 for the first time since Q4 2012
Modified date: 27/10/2014
Press release
 

European Court Official “suggests freedom of establishment should be restricted”

Head of tax policy, comments on the Advocate General’s Opinion today issued by the Court of Justice of the European Union on the M&S tax case
Modified date: 27/10/2014
Press release
 

BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor September 2014

UK retail sales were down 2.1% on a like-for-like basis from September 2013, when they had increased 0.7% on the preceding year.
Modified date: 27/10/2014
Press release
 

BRC-KPMG Online Retail Sales Monitor September 2014

Online sales of Non-Food products in the UK grew 8.2% in September versus a year earlier, the lowest growth since July 2013.
Modified date: 27/10/2014
Press release
 

What can Tesco learn from previous business turnarounds?

The KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank (RTT) met in October to discuss what Tesco can learn from other businesses
Modified date: 27/10/2014
Press release
 

Mike Watkins and Martin Newman join KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank

The KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank has appointed two new industry specialists to its panel of experts.
Modified date: 13/10/2014
Press release
 

Visa changes are a victory for common sense

David McCorquodale, head of retail at KPMG comments on the measures announced which make it easier for Chinese citizens to obtain a visa for the UK.
Modified date: 10/10/2014
Press release
 

BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor August 2014

UK retail sales were up 1.3% on a like-for-like basis from August 2013, when they had increased 1.8% on the preceding year.
Modified date: 08/10/2014
Press release
 

Past Times Enters Administration

Howard Smith, Mark Firmin and Joff Pope of KPMG’s Restructuring practice were appointed joint administrators to gift retailer Past Times
Modified date: 07/10/2014
Press release
 

BRC-KPMG Online Retail Sales Monitor August 2014

Online sales of Non-Food products in the UK grew 19.8% in August versus a year earlier
Modified date: 07/10/2014
Press release
 

KPMG sells Bonmarché to Sun European Partners

Administrators from KPMG were appointed to Bonmarché, the clothing retailer, on Friday 20th January
Modified date: 03/10/2014
Press release
 

How will demographic trends affect the retail sector?

The KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank met in July to consider how demographic shifts affect retailers - should they adapt to meet people’s changing needs?
Modified date: 03/10/2014
Press release
 

Underperforming high streets could be saved by single ownership

The KPMG-Ipsos Retail Think Tank met to discuss the key issues facing the high street and to consider the steps needed to revitalise failing high
Modified date: 03/10/2014
Press release
 

2014 will herald upswing in sales for the retail sector

Retailers will see an upswing in growth in 2014, but will remain vulnerable to wider economic shocks that impact consumer confidence or income levels
Modified date: 03/10/2014
Press release
 

BRC-KPMG Online Retail Sales Monitor December 2013

BRC-KPMG Online Retail Slaes Monitor results for December 2013
Modified date: 03/10/2014
Press release
 

Autumn Statement 2013: Rates reform is not enough

David McCorquodale, head of retail at KPMG, comments on today’s announcements in the Autumn Statement affecting the retail sector.
Modified date: 03/10/2014
Press release
 

BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor December 2013

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: 03/10/2014
Press release
 

BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor January 2014

UK retail sales were up 3.9% on a like-for-like basis from January 2013, when they had increased 1.9% on the preceding year.
Modified date: 03/10/2014
Press release
 

BRC-KPMG Online Retail Sales Monitor January 2014

Online sales of non-food products in the UK grew 19.2% in January versus a year earlier.
Modified date: 03/10/2014
Press release
 

BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor April 2014

BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor April 2014. Covering the four weeks 6 April 2014 – 3 May 2014.
Modified date: 03/10/2014
Press release
 

BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor March 2014

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: 03/10/2014
Press release
 

BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor April 2014

BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor April 2014. Covering the four weeks 6 April 2014 – 3 May 2014.
Modified date: 03/10/2014
Press release
 

Budget 2014: Retailers hope pounds spent will be worth more

David McCorquodale, KPMG’s UK head of retail, comments on what the Budget announcement means for retailers
Modified date: 03/10/2014
Press release
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