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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.'
08 January 2018
In a fast-moving, digitally led world, how much do we really know about buying habits and behaviours? Do our perceptions match consumers’ realities? And how can you stay one step ahead?