ConsumerCast was set up by independent retail analyst Robert Carruthers to fill a gap in how consumer-facing businesses understand what drives household finances and spending patterns.


Robert has an economics degree from Cambridge University and has written about retail for the past 20 years, for a wide variety of publications including The Times and Drapers, as well as acting as editor for a daily global retail news service.

He has also worked as a senior retail analyst, producing reports for leading consumer and retail consultancies, including Verdict and Mintel, covering almost all sectors of retail.

Published reports include: UK Department Stores, European Department Stores, Global Department Stores, UK Pharmacy Retailing, UK Health & Beauty Retail, European Health & Beauty Retail, UK Childrenswear, Non-food in UK Grocers, Online Retailing for the Home, Global Airport Retailing, Retailing in Italy, Asia-Pacific Retail, UK DIY & Gardening, UK Value Clothing Retail, UK Womenswear Retailing, UK Menswear Retailing, UK Convenience Store Retail.

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