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Retail Economics is an independent economics research consultancy focused on the UK
consumer and retail industry.
We analyse the complex retail economic landscape and draw out actionable insight for our
clients. Leveraging our own proprietary retail data and applying rigorous economic analysis, we
transform information into points of action.
Our subscription service provides unbiased research and analysis on the key economic and social
drivers behind the UK retail sector, helping to inform critical business decisions and giving you a
competitive edge through deeper insights.
At Retail Economics we live and breathe consumer and retail.
We are deeply passionate about providing thought-provoking and unique insights that cut through the
complexity. We are dedicated to providing unbiased views to our clients and will always be
completely independent. Our high profile media presence demonstrates that our trusted opinions shape
debates externally and inform strategic decisions for our clients. We never shy away from
challenging the status quo, standing by our progressive evidence-backed analysis that draw strong
and clear conclusions based on sound and accurate judgements of the industry.
Our approach is simple and is built on three core pillars:
Our retail insights help you understand the key economic drivers behind UK retail and
consumer sectors and help give you a competitive edge through deeper insights of the retail industry
by category, channel and region.
We provide proprietary data on market sizes, market shares and forecasts enabling you
deepen your understanding of the industry and the future outlook. Our services save you valuable
time by accessing all the need-to-know retail data in one place with quick and easy downloadable
time series data.
Our consultancy services provide you with world class research and analysis using
standard methodology to ensure quality and value. Concerning thought leadership, we offer a complete
end-to-end service from idea generation to campaign success. We also offer data visualisation tools
to help you compare and benchmark key metrics vital for your business, transforming information into
“We're like an extension of your insight team, helping you to identify and
investment cases to save you time and money.”
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Richard previously headed up the ‘Retail Insight and Analytics’ team at the British Retail Consortium. Before that, he worked in mergers and acquisitions for Citi Group. He has a wealth of experience in data analytics, consumer research and macroeconomics, and is skilled in generating actionable insights for clients. Richard is based in London and has a keen interest in Behavioural Game Theory.
In addition to his role of Chairman at Retail Economics, Stephen is also non-executive director of Timpson Group (privately held services retailer), Hargreaves Lansdown plc (FTSE 100 consumer financial services) and Clipper Retail Logistics plc. Stephen is Visiting Professor to Bristol Business School, University West of England. He spent seven years as Marketing Director at B&Q before leading the acquisition of Screwfix Direct which he then chaired through a period of strong growth.
Stuart is the Chief Economist at Retail Economics following an extensive career in the financial sector (ex-Chief Operating Officer for Research at Deutsche Bank representing research on committees including the Global Markets European Management, Global Equities Management and Chief Operating Officers Executive Committee). He has a deep passion for economics and has conducted complex data analysis and research to identify methods to achieve cost savings in business and everyday life. Stuart is in the process of writing two books, the first on US Federal Reserve policy, and the second on utilising economic theory to help people rationalise their spending decisions.
Josh has over a decade of experience in market research, financial services, and commercial real estate, bringing a unique blend of expertise and creativity to his role.
Prior to joining Retail Economics, he held prominent roles at BNP Paribas and the Fitch Group, leading consumer research, publications, and forecasting.
Josh’s ability to assess retailer performance and connect macro trends with consumer behaviour make him a sought-after commentator in media outlets like FT, Bloomberg, The Times, and Retail Week.
Outside of work, he enjoys countryside living and supporting Man United, reminding him of the need for constant evolution even for successful brands.
Nicholas works as a senior consultant at Retail Economics, managing and directing proprietary research and media direction for clients.
Nicholas has gained specialism in both retailer and consumer insights from a background in research and publishing, underlined by a First-Class Honours degree in Economics. He previously worked for a retail marketing consultancy specialising in shopper insights, before heading content at Retail Week Prospect, focusing on retailer strategies and content development.
Yaamir joined Retail Economics as a summer intern in 2021 at the end of his penultimate year at university before accepting an offer to return as an analyst in October 2022.
Yaamir has worked on a range of projects spanning both the subscription and consultancy services offered by Retail Economics. He has cultivated a keen interest in sustainability and digital transformation in the retail industry, while also being proficient at sector analysis, specialising in household goods and home improvements. Before joining Retail Economics, Yaamir studied Classics, which afforded him strong communication and analytical skills, while also remaining his passion outside of work.
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Our insight reports analyse and simplify a wide range of data sources to save you
time and resources.
We combine a range of proprietary data and consumer survey findings to give you a
competitive advantage in these challenging times. Our trusted thought leadership research
identifies key industry trends to give you rich insights to better inform your planning
strategy. Learn more about how our reports can help ensure your success…
We publish five monthly and two quarterly economic reports giving you the very
latest market intelligence
We publish seven different retail sector reports every month giving you specific
insight to help better inform your decision making
Our thought leadership research identifies and analyses key trends within the
to help you plan in these uncertain times
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