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How retail executives are adapting marketing strategies during the coronavirus outbreak

As the government’s lockdown rules look set to gradually be relaxed over the coming weeks and months, retail executives around the country are considering how they will need to adapt their marketing when shops reopen. There are some key lessons to be learnt from supermarket retailers, who have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic, keeping the [...]

By | May 25th, 2020|All News and Events|0 Comments

Precarious and precariouser: Lewis Carroll’s quote has never been more prescient

For the last couple of years we've featured blogs and articles looking at the state of the retail sector, analysing business success and challenges when it comes to embracing new ways of operating, and discussing the fragile state of the high street. And this was all before the word ‘coronavirus’ has entered our daily lexicon. [...]

By | May 18th, 2020|All News and Events|0 Comments

3 social skills every leader should have

When you hear the term 'social skills', you may associate the phrase with small talk and disregard social skills as an important element of leadership. Social skills, however, go much further than the ability to make conversation. Below we look at what social skills can help an individual succeed in a retail role and how [...]

By | May 15th, 2020|All News and Events|0 Comments

How executive coaching can help set great leaders apart

Many people starting out in a professional career will be offered opportunities for personal development, alongside the development of their professional skills. Unfortunately, as they progress through their careers, it’s sadly very common for this to fall by the wayside. When workloads increase and employees take on managerial responsibilities, their own personal development is often [...]

By | May 15th, 2020|All News and Events|0 Comments

Why e-gift cards could become a top business solution for retail executives in a COVID-19 world

COVID-19 has forced millions of people across the UK to shut up shop, bolt the doors and impatiently await signs of salvation. As a result, the majority of consumers have turned to online shopping to get a hold of essential groceries, improve the home environment and alleviate ever-growing boredom. These unparalleled times have placed severe [...]

By | May 13th, 2020|All News and Events|0 Comments

UK retail executives suffer from collapse in consumer spending

Since the government-imposed lockdown in March to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, almost two-fifths of UK retailers have shut their businesses down completely. The lack of spending by consumers has not been so low since the 2008 financial crisis, which is causing significant cash flow problems for retail executives across the country. A CBI [...]

By | May 4th, 2020|All News and Events|0 Comments

How important is self-awareness to leadership?

If you work in the retail industry in a leadership position, naturally you'll want to be the best leader you can be. Many executive employees become so focused on leading their teams and getting results that they forget to reflect on themselves and their own actions. Below we explore how executive coaching can improve your [...]

By | May 1st, 2020|All News and Events|0 Comments

Surge in online grocery demand could see an increase in customer fulfilment centres (CFCs)

The disruptive nature of the COVID -19 pandemic is – as expected – going to cause long-term economic ramifications on retailers around the world. While some retailers are suffering from a reduction of foot sales due to lockdown, others have risen to the challenge and have reinvented their models to survive the pandemic. As such, [...]

By | April 30th, 2020|All News and Events|0 Comments