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La Senza UK sale saves 1,100 jobs

Richard Fleming, David Standish and Rob Croxen, restructuring partners at KPMG, were today appointed joint administrators to La Senza UK.
Modified date: 02/09/2014
Press release
 

KPMG sells Blacks to JD Sports via ‘pre-pack’ administration

Brian Green, Richard Fleming and David Costley-Wood of KPMG were appointed joint administrators to Blacks Leisure Group today.
Modified date: 02/09/2014
Press release
 

UK retailers are ignoring shoppers online, or spamming them with irrelevant offers, finds KPMG study

UK retailers are failing to provide personalised offers to customers online and are ignoring their own data and insights into shopper demographics and behaviour.
Modified date: 01/09/2014
Press release
 

Budget 2014: Retailers will hope the pounds spent in tills will be worth more than the ‘three penny bit’

David McCorquodale, KPMG’s UK head of retail, comments on what the Budget announcement means for retailers
Modified date: 01/09/2014
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How will demographic trends in the UK 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: 20/08/2014
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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. In October 2012, they had increased by 7.3% over the previous year
Modified date: 20/08/2014
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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 met to discuss the key issues facing the high street and to consider the steps needed to revitalise failing high
Modified date: 19/08/2014
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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
Modified date: 18/08/2014
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BRC-KPMG Online Retail Sales Monitor January 2014 - strongest online January since 2009

Online sales of non-food products in the UK grew 19.2% in January versus a year earlier.
Modified date: 17/08/2014
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BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor January 2014 - strongest sales growth since March 2010

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: 17/08/2014
Press release
 

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: 16/08/2014
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Administrators appointed to Peacock’s Stores Limited

Richard Fleming, Chris Laverty, Ed Boyle and Joff Pope of KPMG have been appointed joint administrators to Peacock’s Stores Limited,
Modified date: 16/08/2014
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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: 14/08/2014
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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: 13/08/2014
Press release
 

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: 13/08/2014
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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: 13/08/2014
Press release
 

Visa changes are a victory for common sense, says KPMG

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: 13/08/2014
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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: 12/08/2014
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BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor July 2014 - home categories bounce back in July

UK retail sales were down 0.3% on a like-for-like basis from July 2013, when they had increased 2.2% on the preceding year.
Modified date: 12/08/2014
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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: 11/08/2014
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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: 11/08/2014
Press release
 

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: 11/08/2014
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Weak export figures for Q2 call for increased focus on growth markets, says KPMG

Yael Selfin, Economics Director at KPMG comments on today’s ONS trade figures for June 2014
Modified date: 08/08/2014
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Rise in interest rates could dent consumer spending if implemented in 2014, warns KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank

A rise in interest rates could affect consumer spending and the retail sector if introduced within the next six months, warns the KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank
Modified date: 06/08/2014
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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
Press release
 

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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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
Press release
 

Autumn Statement 2013: Rates reform not enough to stem the tide of the internet

David McCorquodale, head of retail at KPMG, comments on today’s announcements in the Autumn Statement affecting the retail sector.
Modified date: 30/01/2014
Press release
 

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
Press release
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