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Black Friday bonanza kick starts Christmas for the retail sector

David McCorquodale, UK Head of Retail at KPMG, comments on the latest retail sales figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS)
Modified date: 18/12/2014
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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: 08/12/2014
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BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor November 2014 - November saved by black Friday

UK retail sales grew 0.9%, on a like-for-like basis from November 2013, when they had increased 0.6% on the preceding year.
Modified date: 08/12/2014
Press release
 

KPMG predicts half a billion pounds will be spent on Small Business Saturday

David McCorquodale, head of retail at KPMG, comments on the impact that Small Business Saturday will have for retailers
Modified date: 04/12/2014
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Autumn Statement 2014: A ‘Revel game’ for retailers

David McCorquodale, head of retail at KPMG, commented that retailers will take some cheer from the Autumn Statement, but the issue of business rates reform has yet to be tackled
Modified date: 03/12/2014
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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