UK retailers record lowest sales turnover in eight years

The UK retail industry has recorded the most prolonged period of falling sales since 2011. Business analysts have suggested the downfall is the result of the unhealthy business environment created by concerns surrounding Brexit. Reports by the Confederation of British Industry indicate that the sector experienced falling sales for the third month in a row [...]

By | July 31st, 2019|All News and Events|0 Comments

How to build relatable leadership

There's a fine divide between being a relatable leader, and undermining your authority by being “everyone’s friend”. Where effective leadership is concerned, there are many ways to find yourself – in modern parlance – giving TMI (too much information)! Telling your team the graphic details of your personal life may seem obvious no-nos. However, how [...]

By | July 24th, 2019|Leadership|0 Comments

Is it time to get more millennials in retail board rooms?

Securing a place in retail executive teams and within the board of directors has naturally been connected to relevant experience and a track record for expertise within a key business area. However, with the unique challenges facing the UK retail sector, there is an argument for making the acquisition of “young blood” a higher priority [...]

By | July 22nd, 2019|Leadership, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pondering the poach during your retail executive search

During the good times, management energy is rarely expended on worrying about any violations of executive-level employment agreements when hiring new executives. But during downswings, companies are hawk-eyed. For these companies, market share plays a very important role that the management has to be extra vigilant about. Poaching C-suite executives: the considerations In retail, recruiting [...]

By | July 19th, 2019|All News and Events|0 Comments

Scottish retailers on track for decline – then rise

Latest industry figures suggest that Scottish retail sales fell overall by 2.3% in June 2018. Although food sales increased by 0.8%, non-food sales – in particular, fashion sales – had suffered a decrease throughout the year.  Ewan MacDonald Russell, Head of Policy for the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC), commented that there was a “clear trend” [...]

By | July 17th, 2019|All News and Events|0 Comments

A guide for CEOs on dealing with omnichannel retail

The phenomenal rise of the consumer economy and the emergence of omnichannel retail have drastically changed how retailers operate. The transformation calls for a complete reinvention of the role of the store and fulfilment for stores to remain profitable. Therefore, retail CEOs must steer their companies into uncharted territory by reorganising and repositioning their companies’ [...]

By | July 12th, 2019|All News and Events|0 Comments