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Outlook for the UK Retail & Consumer Industry 2022

Get your free Outlook for UK Retail 2022 report: economic outlook, forecasts, Covid-19 impacts, online, supply chains...
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Covid-19 and the Future of Takeaway

This report looks into the valuable economic, social and cultural contribution made by the UK takeaway sector in 2020.
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The UK Grocery Market: Five Key Trends to 2025

This report explores five emerging retail trends in the Food & Grocery sector towards 2025 (consumer behaviour, online).
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The True Cost of Online Retail

This research looks at the online retail channel & investigates the real operating costs & profit margins for retailers.
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Outlook for UK Retail and Leisure 2021

This report looks at challenges facing UK retail in 2021 in context of Covid-19 & other key structural changes unfolding.
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Covid-19 and the Future of Retail Supply Chains

This report explores retail supply chain networks & key disruptive factors: Covid-19, security, labour, technology, ESG etc.
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The Connected Retail Customer Journey and Digitalisation

Explore the connected retail customer journey & the importance of digital as online engagement soars in this current era.
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Understanding the retail customer journey for the fashion industry

Discover insight into the retail fashion customer journey (stage 1) - consumers first interact with retailers & brands.
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Structural Changes for UK Food & Grocery Sector

In a pre-Covid era, this research report looks at consumer behaviour & the impact of Brexit on how consumers shop for Food.
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Economic Outlook for the UK Retail Industry and the Impact of Covid-19

Explore the outlook for the UK retail sector & 5 underlying trends that will reshape the industry from Covid-19 impacts.
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Consumers and the New Normal: Exploring the impact of the coronavirus on European retail

What is the 'new normal' going to look like for retail in the EU? This report examines this in detail & offers insight.
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The Contribution of the Takeaway Market to the UK Economy

How does the UK takeaway industry impact the UK economy? This report looks at the valuable economic & social contribution.
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The Retail Cash Crunch: The Impact of COVID-19 on Major Non-Food UK Retailers

How long can UK retailers' cash reserves last? This report looks at Covid-19 impacts, consumer behaviour & profit margins.
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What's happening to Retail Property?

Exploring the contributing factors of how physical retail property is changing: rise of online, shopper behaviour & more.
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The impact of AI on the UK retail industry

A look into how artificial intelligence (AI) is impacting the UK retail industry, at all stages of the customer journey.
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The Digital Tipping Point: 2019 Retail Report

Unearths insights into causative forces driving digital customer journeys & reveals differences across consumer segments.
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Impact of the Coronavirus on Retailers

This report explores the impact of the initial stages of Covid-19 on the UK retail & leisure industry back in March 2020.
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2020 UK Retail and Leisure Outlook

The outlook for the UK retail industry 2020 from a pre-Covid-19 perspective. Research, commentary & analysis of factors.
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Retail Economics/RBS Outlook for UK Retail 2019

Find out what's in store for UK retail in 2019 & beyond. Discover current factors affecting retailer and consumer alike.
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The Retail Experience Economy: The Behavioural Revolution

This work explores four realms of retail experiences that have been quantified & discusses their impact shopper behaviour.
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Discover which countries lead in commitments to net zero carbon emission targets in Europe: top 100 companies by market cap. read more
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The true impact of on-shoring retail supply chains: a sensitivity analysis

Investigate our sensitivity analysis into the true impact of on-shoring retail supply chain networks for more security. read more
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Five retail strategies to tackle supply chain disruption from Covid-19 & beyond

Learn 5 strategies retailers & brands are implementing to tackle ongoing retail supply chain disruption from Covid-19. read more
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Five key factors impacting retail supply chain dynamics

Learn about the 5 key factors impacting retail supply chain dynamics: Covid-19, sustainability, tech, geopolitics, Brexit. read more


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