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The seismic retail sector shift

We discuss how the retail sector’s evolution has been expedited as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic

The Amazon Effect: Insights from industry leaders on the future of retail and logistics

We discuss the top five insights on the Amazon Effect from industry leaders in retail and logistics

Last month, we invited 20 leading executives from across the logistics and retail sectors to discuss the topic ‘the Amazon...

Adapting to the new age of retail

Jonathan Flynn, Head of Odgers Interim's Retail Practice, explains why the UK's high street has found itself in such a sorry state and what it needs to do to adapt to the new age of consumer shopping habits.

Presenter: Grant...

Retail sector: key trends for 2019

To say that 2018 was a turbulent time for the retail sector would be an understatement. Increasingly touted as one of the worst year’s for retail since the millennium, it has played witness to a major brand entering into...

M&A skills battle looms

The proposed £13bn merger between supermarket giants Sainsbury’s and Asda grabbed headlines recently and is already being touted as a potential watershed moment for UK retail and grocery.

Mergers and acquisitions like this aren’t...

The Interim Candidate Case Study: Jemima Bird

Area of Expertise: Marketing 

Career History

Jemima Bird began her career in retail operations at supermarket group ASDA before moving to spend a dozen years at the Co-operative Group where she started in store management before...

The Interim Candidate Case Study: Robert Wilkinson

For this case study, we talk to Robert Wilkinson, an experienced interim manager, about his career across Transformation & Programme Management.

As the year comes to a close, we round up some of our events from 2017

Over the past twelve months, we have hosted a range of events across all sectors. We’ve invited senior management teams and leaders to share their views on the biggest issues affecting industries and the wider news agenda. Below, we wrap up some highlights of our events calendar.

There is still time to avert US-style retail apocalypse...

Store closures in the US have reached 6,800 in the first three quarters of this year, climbing to an all-time high. The speed of the sector’s collapse has been labelled ‘apocalyptic’ by some business commentators. As UK retailers reel from economic volatility and fragile consumer confidence, should they brace themselves for a similar fate?

2017, the year of digital transformation for the retail sector

Amid the disruption experienced this year however, there’s another challenge the sector will be squaring up to in 2017 – digital transformation.

Bricks and clicks to omni-channel

With consumers more informed, tech-literate and connected to retail businesses, omni-channel has now taken precedence as the future of the retail industry.

Guest interview Matthew Jenkins

His most recent Interim roles include Chief Marketing Officer at Mitchells & Butlers and prior to that assignments at Weetabix, Benenden Healthcare and East Coast Main Line to mention a few...

The retail sector landscape

Jonathan Flynn, Consultant at Odgers Interim comments on the retail sector...

Guest Interview with Andrew Gillars, Senior Retail Executive and Programme Director

Perspective interviews Andrew Villars, Senior Retail Executive and Programme Director.

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