The 10% profit opportunity
This report outlines the importance of a clear pricing strategy and disciplined pricing policy, and investing in pricing capabilities.
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.
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Essentials: Data insights
By embracing data analytics, consumer companies can use information as a source of competitive advantage
The chocolate of tomorrow
Despite economic headwinds battering consumer confidence, the global chocolate market remains robustly defiant and is predicted to grow by an average of 2 per cent a year for the next five years.
Health of UK retail will worsen to record levels
Following its quarterly meeting in April 2012, the KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank (RTT) is reporting an even bleaker outlook for UK retailers, with the health of the industry expected to worsen to record levels before any signs of recovery.
KPMG sells Bonmarché to Sun European Partners
Administrators from KPMG were appointed to Bonmarché, the clothing retailer, on Friday 20th January. The administrators immediately sold 389 stores, and its headquarters, to Sun European Partners
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 on 16 January 2012.
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. Following their appointment they completed an agreement to sell part of the business to Alshaya UK Limited
Visibility and Control
Knowing what is happening in your business at any time is vital for survival, if not success.
Whether you need a turnaround strategy or are looking for an opportunity to expand your business, value is the key driver.
All strategies require support of key stakeholders, and in many cases, bank support will be a critical element. But it is not just banks who can determine the future trade of the business.
Retail Operational Excellence
Operational excellence means not only serving customers better, but also exceeding their needs. Are you ready to consider excellence or do you need to focus on effectiveness first.
Difficult trading conditions in retail mean an ongoing challenge to achieve strategic advantage in an increasingly aggressive marketplace.
Cash and Working Capital
Cash flow is a critical part of any retail business. Ensuring that sufficient funds are in place is fundamental.
A toolkit to help guide retailers through this tough trading environment.