Welcome to our Q4 2018 Retail CFO bulletin.

A swathe of retailers publishing Christmas trading updates;

  • Footfall continues to decline yet Dunelm have bucked the trend by growing both online and store sales
  • Wage inflation continues to rise, touching 3.3%, with NLW increases impacting from April
  • Utilities and raw materials are trending upwards after some respite in the 1st half of 2018
  • £ is down against both the € & $
  • Consumer credit growth is on a downward trend
  • High St. rents have reduced marginally

The tough retail environment continues - little wonder 95% CFOs have cost savings a priority in 2019.

Contact us to discuss how we can help drive savings and efficiencies, quickly.