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Retail sales slide ahead of coronavirus impact
Ryan Broomfield

26 March 2020

Ryan Broomfield, partner and retail specialist at RSM, comments on the latest retail sales figures for February issued by the Office of National Statistics

Reining in costs is top priority for retailers in 2020 RSM’s survey finds
Ryan Broomfield

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.

Consumer 2020

24 February 2020

Our survey of middle-market consumer business leaders shows that in 2020, organisations are focused on remaining competitive by keeping costs low and cultivating innovation. What can you learn from your competitors and how can you achieve success?

RSM comments on latest ONS retail sales figures
Ryan Broomfield

17 January 2020

Ryan Broomfield, RSM partner and retail specialist, comments on the latest retail sales for December issued by the Office of National Statistics.

Predictions for the retail industry in 2020

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.

Pub and restaurant groups maintain summer momentum

09 September 2019

Britain’s managed pub and restaurant groups saw collective like-for-like sales grow 1.6 per cent in August against the same time last year, with drink-led pubs, and especially those in London, being the best performers, latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker show.

Can food tech save us?

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?

Changes in working rights – what the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors should prepare for
Charlie Barnes

05 March 2019

An employment law update including The Good Work Plan, casual worker guidelines, holiday pay guidance, new legislation for the handling of staff tips, a worker exploitation consultation, and updates on the National Minimum Wage and the status of Uber drivers.

Keep calm and spend on

08 January 2019

What makes consumers tick? What is it that has people reaching for their wallets and which trends influence spenders? RSM surveyed over 2000 UK consumers to lift the lid on where they are flashing their cash and how businesses can entice more customers.

How feasible are tax changes for Consumer businesses?

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.

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