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Are consumer markets taking whistleblowing and workforce concern seriously enough? Our research suggests not

15 June 2018

Only 19 per cent of consumer organisations reported having a whistleblowing hotline in place to combat money laundering and bribery.

The consumer sector is now thinking beyond the balance sheet – what is your business doing about it?

15 June 2018

Our most recent research with YouGov showed that 55 per cent of consumer organisations viewed compliance with non-financial reporting requirements as an excessive or demanding pull on resources.

RSM comments on latest retail spending figures
Andrew Westbrook

14 June 2018

Andrew Westbrook, head of retail at RSM comments on the latest retail sales figures for May published by the Office of National Statistics.

April's retail sales figures better than expected but the fight for survival goes on
Andrew Westbrook

24 May 2018

Andrew Westbrook, RSM’s head of retail comments on today’s retail sales figures for April released by the Office of National Statistics.

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.'

Retail sales show rising demand for healthier lifestyles, but will this be a temporary blip?
Andrew Westbrook

16 February 2018

Andrew Westbrook, RSM’s head of retail comments on the latest retail sales figures published by the Office of National Statistics

Alternative asset classes go mainstream

25 January 2018

Alternative asset classes have come of age. In recent years, the private rented sector, healthcare projects and the industrial sector have moved up the agenda to become mainstream investment vehicles. Today, they are critical growth levers for UK real estate.

Consumers bring forward Christmas shopping to November
Andrew Westbrook

19 January 2018

Despite a decrease in footfall and consumer spending pressures, retail sales in December rose 4.4 per cent in value terms versus the same period last year, and were up 1.4 per cent in volume terms.

Who are today's consumers?

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?

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