20 December 2018
Andrew Westbrook, head of retail, comments on today's retail sales statistics for November 2018 released by the Office of National Statistics.
06 November 2018
Dixons Carphone Plc (DSG) case regarding the sales of goods on interest free terms is brought to First-tier Tribunal. Tribunal rules against DSG but further litigation likely. Decision impacts retail industry and how similar businesses manage interest free credit terms.
18 October 2018
After a positive summer, British consumers reined in their spending in September with the volume of sales dropping by 0.8 per cent versus the previous month. The rise in petrol prices also impacted household budgets with the amount spent on petrol rising by 1.1 percentage points versus the same month last year.
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.
20 September 2018
Andrew Westbrook, head of retail at audit, tax and consulting firm RSM comments on today's retail sales statistics for August 2018 released by the Office of National Statistics.
05 July 2018
At the start of the year we made some predictions about what 2018 had in store for the Retail sector. At the half way point, we reflect on the first six months, which by all accounts have been busy and consider what’s yet to come in 2018.