The KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank (RTT) was conceived and created in 2006 by Helen Dickinson of KPMG LLP and Tim Denison of Ipsos Retail Performance to provide an authoritative, credible and trusted window on what is really happening in retail.
Through its quarterly meetings it develops and publishes thought leadership on key areas influencing the future of retailing, which are designed to address both the health of the sector and the challenges it faces.
The Retail Think Tank Annual Review 2015/16 is now available providing you with insight into the health of the UK retail sector.
Despite being what some described as the toughest trading environment for a quarter of a century, retailing has rallied in 2015 thanks to strong cost control and the strengthening economy.
Retail’s state of health flattened in the final quarter as demand weakened and costs increased however, the Retail Health Index ended the year three points higher at 83, its strongest year-end standing since 2010.