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Half year update to our retail predictions for 2019
Andrew Westbrook

22 July 2019

At the start of the year, we made some predictions about challenges and trends that the retail sector could expect to see in 2019. We now reflect upon those predictions and discuss what trends lie ahead for the remainder of the year and beyond.

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.

Spending on clothes boosts April retail sales
Andrew Westbrook

24 May 2019

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

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.

RSM comments on January retail sales
Andrew Westbrook

15 February 2019

Andrew Westbrook, RSM's head of retail, comments on the latest ONS retail sales data for January.

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.

Consumers to rein in spending in 2019 survey reveals
Andrew Westbrook

08 January 2019

Consumers plan to curb their spending on a range of products and activities in 2019 according to new research from leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM.

Retail predictions 2019
Andrew Westbrook

19 December 2018

A summary of the predicted trends for 2019 in the Retails sector. From the growing environmental conscience amongst consumers putting pressure on retailers, to the growing dangers of AI.

Retailers fight early for Black Friday spend
Andrew Westbrook

20 November 2018

Andrew Westbrook, head of retail at audit, tax and consulting firm RSM shares his predictions ahead of Black Friday.

Valuations in the retail environment
Andrew Westbrook

14 November 2018

RSM’s business valuation experts set out some of the key issues impacting current valuations in the retail sector.

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