‘Deflation is coming – retailers must be alive to the risks’

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Inflation has been making headlines for more than a year but retailers now need to be alert to the risks of deflation, warns True’s Matt Truman

There are deflationary forces at play in the global economy, including but not limited to interest rates. Energy prices are lower than their peaks, food commodity prices are also lower than a year ago and China is edging close to deflation.

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