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January 2020

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Commerce could benefit retail executives

By | January 20th, 2020|All News and Events|

Microsoft has recently announced the launch of Dynamics 365 Commerce, which is an update of the already-established Dynamics 365 Retail platform. The software will be available in February this year and aims to streamline the shopping experience for customers, staff and retail executives through a unified platform. The software will unite back office, call centre, [...]

Retail executives under pressure as the retail industry leads UK profit warnings in 2019

By | January 17th, 2020|All News and Events|

According to Ernst & Young, a London-based accounting firm, UK companies listed 313 profit warnings last year, 32 of which were made by retailers. Profit warnings made by UK businesses increased by £9.1% since 2018 and retail was the hardest-hit industry of all. Political uncertainty to blame According to Ernst & Young’s report, in the [...]

The rise of digital helps retailers survive unstable 2019

By | January 15th, 2020|All News and Events|

Before, during and after the 2019 festive period, all talk about retail leaned towards the negative. Sales and footfall were down, while numerous operations - GAME, Topshop and Jack Wills, for example - announced plans to remove a number of stores from the country's high streets. We have been in a period of significant transition [...]

HR DIRECTOR

By | January 14th, 2020|Representative Sample of Jobs|

£Significant Six-Figure Basic salary & Bonus + LTIP’s Based Midlands This market-leading and highly respected retailer in high street retailing, require an experienced HR professional. Based Midlands and reporting to the Group Chief Executive, the HR Director, will be lead a  large HR team to ensure colleagues within their group are developed to deliver the [...]

Five qualities employees desire in a business leader

By | January 13th, 2020|Leadership|

To run a successful business it is essential that there is a sense of harmony. Heated discussions and disagreements may occur when it comes to issues such as how to expand operations or whether or not to move into new markets, but these are a natural part of the business world: it is how a [...]

2019: A nightmare year for UK retail

By | January 10th, 2020|All News and Events|

As we enter a new year, there is little to celebrate for the UK retail industry. Reports show that the British high street suffered its worst year in 25 years, with sales declining for the first time since 1995. The British Retail Consortium, an organisation that processes half of all UK debit and credit card [...]

Finding the courage to speak

By | January 6th, 2020|All News and Events|

Leadership is sometimes thought of in quite black and white terms. People often take their ideas of what leadership means from other people, either by what they say or by example. When it comes to the field of business and industry, leadership can mean very different things to what it means in other areas of [...]

FOOD INNOVATION DIRECTOR – EUROPE

By | January 1st, 2020|Representative Sample of Jobs|

£Significant Six-Figure Basic + Bonus + LTIP’s Based London - Significant European Travel This internationally renowned market leader in fast food service restaurants requires an experienced Food Innovation professional to lead the process of developing and implementing new and improved food and beverage products, platforms, and solutions, that will help deliver a distinctive experience to [...]