24 April 2020
Responding to the latest retail sales figures for March issued today by the Office of National Statistics, Ryan Broomfield, partner and retail specialist at RSM said:
‘The latest retail sales figures for March reflect the start of a significant downturn in UK consumer spend. The effects of coronavirus and lockdown saw the quantity of sales fall sharply by 5.1 per cent and the value of sales dropped by 5.7 per cent compared to the previous year.
26 February 2020
Reducing costs will be the top priority for retailers in 2020 with two thirds planning to renegotiate rents, according to the latest research.
16 December 2019
After an unpredictable climate for the retail sector moving into 2020 we predict what lies ahead for the industry in the new year.
21 June 2019
Can tech save us? Is technology the answer for an industry that needs revival? Find out from an investors point of view why the UK is an open playing field for emerging tech in the food and drink industry.
20 May 2019
With so much innovation in the food space, from realistic meat alternatives to delivery technology solutions, there is an abundance of promise for tech investors looking to grow rapidly and at scale. When it comes to return on investment, however, investors need to be savvy with whom and where they decide to invest. Does technology, therefore, make a recipe for success or disaster?
24 April 2019
One of the key themes that came out of the Pub19 Conference was how to maintain relevance and gain customers regardless of external factors such as national sporting events.
28 September 2018
2018 has seen several high-profile businesses being rescued or left to fail; others are seeking to review their portfolios, funding position or to rationalise their structures; even previously “untouchable” businesses such as John Lewis are feeling the effects of an increasingly tough trading environment.