In a time of almost unprecedented financial upheaval, it's never been more important to unpick the reality and relevance behind the economic headlines to retailers.
Avoiding the triple-dip threat
With the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures showing that the UK narrowly avoided a record third recession in five years, Peter Burgess of specialist consultancy Retail Human Resources talks us through the figures and what they mean for the retail and hospitality industries.01 May 2013
Gloom but not doom
Can you remember the last time there was a good news story? Social, political and economic turmoil across the globe has cast such a huge shadow over the lives of so many that you'd think we were heading for the End of Days. It's tough out there, agrees, Peter Burgess, but far from hopeless.09 September 2011
Osborne's Vampire VAT?
Is the much-discussed increase in VAT really going to damage the economy and the retail industry in particular? Peter Burgess provides his two penneth.15 January 2011