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What makes a good CVA and why it works
Damian Webb

22 October 2019

In the current uncertain economic and political climate trading has become increasingly challenging. Many retailers and restaurant operators have implemented CVAs as a means of addressing their long-term structural issues, notably over-rented extensive property portfolios. RSM’s Retail Restructuring team share their thoughts on successful CVAs.

Frictionless payments - millennial money and the rise of a buy now, pay later culture

30 May 2019

Frictionless payment platforms are offering consumers ‘buy now pay later’ customer credit. In this article Ceri Plowman takes discusses the short-term benefits for consumers and retailers and the broader long term effects of this offering.

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.

The power of the Insta' influencer

27 March 2018

Many companies are making the shift towards influencer marketing via social media channels. It’s not just big brands, the film industry, once a stalwart of traditional marketing, have moved into influencer marketing. With each new blockbuster, a live stream of the premiere is blasted across the web and social, with the ‘who’s who’ of social media being invited to cover the event.

How retailers and restaurants can survive the big freeze
Andrew Westbrook

02 March 2018

Commenting on recent high profile failures on the high street, Andrew Westbrook, head of retail at RSM said: ‘The icy blast over the last week has provided an apt metaphor for conditions on the high street.'

Online shopping: a greater opportunity
Andrew Westbrook

08 January 2018

A digitally enabled world offers new opportunities for consumer businesses. Learn how to stand out online and how to protect your customers from emerging risks.

Digital distraction: the high street isn’t dead
Andrew Westbrook

08 January 2018

Despite repeated death knells, the high street is far from dead. Discover how retailers are fighting to stay relevant.

Download our 'Who are today's consumers?' report
Andrew Westbrook

08 January 2018

Download our 'Who are today's consumers?' report to learn more about our survey findings.

The experience economy: shoppers replace buying with doing
Andrew Westbrook

08 January 2018

Find out which categories consumers will splurge on in the year ahead.

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