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Summer solstice offers some solace for retailers, says KPMG

Commenting on the latest ONS Retail Sales figures for June 2015 – Paul Martin, Managing Director Insights, KPMG Boxwood
Modified date: 23/07/2015
Press release
 

BRC-KPMG Online Retail Sales Monitor June 2015

Best online growth since August 2014
Modified date: 14/07/2015
Press release
 

BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor June 2015

Strong finish makes June growth highest in 18 months
Modified date: 14/07/2015
Press release
 

Summer Budget: Will more pounds in consumers pocket successfully balance increased wages?

Summer Budget 2015: David McCorquodale, head of retail, KPMG in the UK outlines how corporation tax changes could affect the retail sector
Modified date: 09/07/2015
Press release
 

BRC-KPMG Online Retail Sales Monitor May 2015 - large home products popular online in May

Online sales of Non-Food products in the UK grew 9.9% in May versus a year earlier, when it had risen by 17.0% over the previous year.
Modified date: 09/06/2015
Press release
 

BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor May 2015 - food sales stabilise in May but non-food slows

UK retail sales were flat on a like-for-like basis from May 2014, when they had increased 0.5% on the preceding year.
Modified date: 09/06/2015
Press release
 

BRC-KPMG Online Retail Sales Monitor April 2015 - best online growth in six months

Online sales of Non-Food products in the UK grew 15.4% in April versus a year earlier, when it had risen by 11.2% over the previous year.
Modified date: 12/05/2015
Press release
 

BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor April 2015 - Best 3 month average sales growth since June

UK retail sales decreased by 2.4% on a like-for-like basis from April 2014, when they had increased 4.2% on the preceding year.
Modified date: 12/05/2015
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Is discounting a current necessity or is it simply a race to the bottom?

The British shopper has always been on the lookout for a bargain.
Modified date: 05/05/2015
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Birth of Princess Charlotte likely to boost retail sales, says KPMG

David McCorquodale, UK head of retail at KPMG, comments on the impact on retail sales following the birth of Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana on the morning of Saturday, 2 May.
Modified date: 05/05/2015
Press release
 

Early Easter puts a spring in retailers’ steps

David McCorquodale, UK head of retail, comments on the publication today of the latest ONS retail sales figures
Modified date: 23/04/2015
Press release
 

Online Slows Down In Legacy Of Black Friday

Online sales of Non-Food products in the UK grew 8.3% in February versus a year earlier, when it had risen by 14.3% over the previous year. This month’s growth is close to the 3-month average of 8.8%.
Modified date: 10/03/2015
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BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor February 2015

UK retail sales increased by 0.2% on a like-for-like basis from February 2014, when they had decreased 1.0% on the preceding year. On a total basis, sales were up 1.7%, against a 0.7% rise in February 2014.
Modified date: 10/03/2015
Press release
 

EU cap on credit and debit card fees will leave retailers in the black

New payments legislation announced by the EU today, will slash credit and debit card charges for retailers, resulting in a boom for the sector, according to KPMG.
Modified date: 10/03/2015
Press release
 

Record price deflation hits retailers’ margins in January, warns KPMG

Don Williams, retail partner at KPMG Commenting on the publication today of the latest ONS retail sales figures
Modified date: 20/02/2015
Press release
 

BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor January 2015 - healthy sales growth for January

UK retail sales increased by 0.2%, on a like-for-like basis from January 2014, when they had increased 3.9% on the preceding year.
Modified date: 10/02/2015
Press release
 

BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor December 2014

UK retail sales declined by 0.4%, on a like-for-like basis from December 2013, when they had increased 0.4% on the preceding year.
Modified date: 13/01/2015
Press release
 

Retail sales top out at 2% in 2015, says KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank

Retail sales are predicted to grow by 2% at most in 2015 as consumer confidence remains fragile, warns the KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank.
Modified date: 30/12/2014
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Over 60s will be key driver of consumer goods sales over the next decade, predicts KPMG/YouGov Consumer Insights Panel

The over 60s market will be a fundamental driver of sales growth for global fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies over the next decade, predicts the KPMG/YouGov Consumer Insights Panel.
Modified date: 18/12/2014
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Ofwat final price determinations expected to create drip feed of deal activity

Andy Cox, UK Head of Deal Advisory for Energy at KPMG, comments on today’s Ofwat announcement on final price determination
Modified date: 12/12/2014
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BRC-KPMG Online Retail Sales Monitor November 2014 - Black Friday and the rest of November

Online sales of Non-Food products in the UK grew 12.0% in November versus a year earlier. In November 2013, online sales rose by 16.0% over the previous year.
Modified date: 09/12/2014
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Autumn Statement 2014: Chancellor retrieves business rates ball from the long grass, but still hasn’t placed it on the fairway

“The burden of business rates lies heavy on retailers’ shoulders, suffocating their ability to invest in their businesses and innovate, which is dragging down their economic performance."
Modified date: 03/12/2014
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Will Santa’s helpers be able to deliver this Christmas?

With Christmas fast approaching, delivery companies are feeling the pressure to fulfil retailers’ expectations
Modified date: 25/11/2014
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: 24/11/2014
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 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
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