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June 30, 2021

The world is facing an extraordinary crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic has sent shockwaves throughout global communities, dislocated international supply chains and triggered steep selloffs in financial markets. It has already become clear that the high street will take on a very different form once the pandemic is over. Weaker players will, unfortunately, cease to exist, leaving behind a smaller but more resilient sector that have acted fast.

For our report series, we partnered with Retail Economics, to provide new data-backed insights analysis into the extraordinary crisis sweeping through the retail industry, based on economic modelling, financial analysis and consumer panel.

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The Shape of Retail: The True Cost of Online

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The Shape of Retail: COVID-19 and the future of retail supply chains

THE SHAPE OF RETAIL: COVID-19 AND THE FUTURE OF RETAIL SUPPLY CHAINS
The Shape of Retail: Consumers and the new normal

Surviving the cash crunch

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U.K. retail profits to shrink by £8 billion by 2025

A new report by global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal (A&M), in partnership with Retail Economics, estimates that U.K. retailers will see profits fall by £8bn by 2025, a result of the seismic shift to ecommerce brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Retailers to on-shore £4.2 billion¹ of products to the U.K. over the next 12 months as COVID-19 resets supply chain strategies

A new report by global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal (A&M), in partnership with Retail Economics, estimates that more than £4.2 billion of products will be on-shored to the U.K. by retailers in the next 12 months. This would represent a significant fillip to U.K. manufacturing, being equivalent to the country’s entire current clothing manufacturing output².

Every major non-food retailer is operating in negative cashflow

A new report by global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal (A&M), in partnership with Retail Economics, has found that more than half of the U.K.’s major non-food retailers will deplete their entire working capital should the Covid-19 lockdown continue through the summer.

The Shape of Retail

To better understand the future of physical space in U.K. retail A&M has partnered with Retail Economics to provide new data-backed insights into the ‘perfect storm’ sweeping through the industry.

Major U.K. retailers operate at 20 percent over-capacity

A new report by Alvarez & Marsal, in partnership with Retail Economics, has found that major U.K. retailers now occupy 20 percent more store space than they need and can financially justify, yet shops remain the bedrock of the customer journey amongst Gen Z and Millennials.
Unlocking Value in Retail Restructuring | Richard Fleming

Unlocking Value in Retail Restructuring

Listen to Richard Fleming, European Head of Restructuring, give a summary on why the retail sector is struggling and why bricks and mortar in particular is under pressure.