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UK retail sales break records again but for all the wrong reasons
Andrew Westbrook

22 May 2020

Responding to the latest retail sales figures for April issued by the Office of National Statistics, Jacqui Baker, director and retail specialist at RSM said: ‘UK retail sales break records again this month but for all the wrong reasons. With total sales for April decreasing by 23.1 per cent compared with last year, it’s impossible to downplay the long-lasting effects coronavirus will have on the sector.

How retailers can stay open and reopen safely during the coronavirus pandemic
Andrew Westbrook

15 May 2020

A summary of the reliefs and support available to retail businesses during the coronavirus pandemic including a road map out of lockdown.

Retail sales slide ahead of coronavirus impact but online bucks the trend
Ryan Broomfield

24 April 2020

Responding to the latest retail sales figures for March issued today by the Office of National Statistics, Ryan Broomfield, partner and retail specialist at RSM said:

‘The latest retail sales figures for March reflect the start of a significant downturn in UK consumer spend. The effects of coronavirus and lockdown saw the quantity of sales fall sharply by 5.1 per cent and the value of sales dropped by 5.7 per cent compared to the previous year.

Retail sales slide ahead of coronavirus impact
Ryan Broomfield

26 March 2020

Ryan Broomfield, partner and retail specialist at RSM, comments on the latest retail sales figures for February issued by the Office of National Statistics

Chancellor offers support to consumer businesses but will it be enough?

11 March 2020

In the Budget 2020, the Chancellor announced a number of changes that will affect consumers nation-wide.

Reining in costs is top priority for retailers in 2020 RSM’s survey finds
Ryan Broomfield

26 February 2020

Reducing costs will be the top priority for retailers in 2020 with two thirds planning to renegotiate rents, according to the latest research.

Consumer 2020

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?

RSM comments on latest ONS retail sales figures
Ryan Broomfield

17 January 2020

Ryan Broomfield, RSM partner and retail specialist, comments on the latest retail sales for December issued by the Office of National Statistics.

Reasons for cautious optimism among beleaguered retailers
Andrew Westbrook

19 December 2019

Andrew Westbrook, head of retail at RSM, comments on the latest retail sales figures for November from the Office of National Statistics.

Predictions for the retail industry in 2020

16 December 2019

After an unpredictable climate for the retail sector moving into 2020 we predict what lies ahead for the industry in the new year.

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