Consumer trends and retail insights across the season
Even before recent events, the retail and leisure industry was a difficult environment, particularly for retailers in UK shopping centres and on the high street. The last few months have simply intensified these challenges. Online shopping is dominant, consumer behaviours have changed, and store closures and retail administrations have grown.
In such a difficult trading environment, a proactive approach to managing uncertainty is key. But cost-cutting alone will not be enough. Organisations need to get complete control over the complex financial, operational and strategic challenges they face, to set out a path that puts their business on a positive trajectory.
Before you begin to restructure for your recovery, you need to truly understand the condition of the retail and leisure industry, shopper habits and the UK high street. And that’s where we can help.
For many, this year's retail Golden Quarter is more important than ever. Over the next few months, we'll explore the health of the retail sector, consumer behaviours, industry and technology trends. We'll then use that insight to help you act rapidly, giving you the right technical skills and know-how at scale, so that you can keep control of your business, attract and engage UK shoppers while managing the cost of staying competitive.
A look at the topics that will shape retail this year. Short insights that provide practical, actionable tips for retailers and the organisations that supply them.