Retail: More restructuring as retailers rethink business models

2/1/2016 - Report
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Margin erosion despite rising volumes boosted by higher purchasing power (thanks to cheap oil).

Inflation might pick-up beyond expectations for 2016 (USA +1.7%, China +1.8%) and put pressure on disposable incomes.

The tide of M&A activity will not abate in 2016 (after +7% deal count in 2015) triggering more group restructuring and business repositioning.

Possible arrival of yet more disruptive technologies / players.

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