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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 interestin 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.
Retail Economics offers a range of services spanning several workspace
Industry sectors who use our trusted retail insights
If you’re a retailer or work closely with retail services, we can help you:
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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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