20 July 2015
Retail bosses’ experiences of recent trading and consumer confidence are intrinsically linked to factors frustratingly outside their control. From the results of the general election and when the EU referendum will happen, to the onset of unseasonably cooler weather, all are influences that have a dramatic impact on the mood of shoppers and the industry.
So how have chief executive attitudes shifted since the end of March when Retail Week, in conjunction with our Retail 2015 partner Kurt Salmon, revealed the results of its first quarterly sentiment analysis?
The outcome of the election was unexpected, but what impact has David Cameron’s win had on shopper confidence, retail sales and the strategies of the UK’s foremost retail bosses – not to mention the multitude of other external factors they are grappling with?