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The human angle: when supply chain issues hurt those in need

Zoe Wakeham and Daniel Wood, Consultants in the Consumer and Retail Practice, argue that retailers can and should do more, and collaborate better, to help those struggling during the cost of living crisis.

Today's cost of living...

Battling Inflation: agility in an era of surging prices

Consumer-focused businesses across FMCG, retail and hospitality must explore fresh ideas and react quickly to meet the challenge of high inflation, says Odgers Interim consumer consultant Zoe Wakeham.

The cost of living crisis...

FMCG environmental sustainability: mounting pressure to improve sourcing and packaging

Heightened consumer pressure for eco-friendly sourcing together with more stringent packaging regulations have put environmental sustainability centre stage for FMCG manufacturers and retailers, says Odgers Interim consumer...

Thinking outside the box: HR solutions for the FMCG sector

Zoe Wakeham, Consultant in our Consumer Practice, discusses the huge challenges faced by UK HR managers to fill vital vacancies in the consumer sector and solutions to manage these labour shortages effectively.

Sustainability in the post-pandemic economy: trends and observations from the consumer sector

Zoe Wakeham, Consultant in our Consumer Practice, reflects on current sustainability trends across the consumer sector

M&A activity in the Consumer sector amidst a post-pandemic recovery

Zoe Wakeham​​​​​​​, Consultant in the Consumer Practice, discusses the increase in M&A activity across the consumer market and the benefit of hiring interim experts to excel in the post-pandemic economy

Marketing during disruption: Are you missing a trick?

Zoe Wakeham, Consumer Consultant, discusses why the role of the Chief Marketing Officer is critical during economic downturns

Innovation in consumer

Zoe Wakeham, Consumer Consultant, discusses how innovation is critical for the consumer industry as organisations adapt to the ongoing disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic

The fast pace of consumer

Zoe Wakeham, Consumer Consultant, discusses the speed and agility of the consumer industry in their response to the Covid-19 pandemic and suggest how it will continue to adapt over the short and long-term

2020 FMCG environmental sustainability trends

Ali Palmer, Partner and Head of Odgers Interim's Consumer Practice, and Zoe Wakeham, Odgers Interim's Consumer Consultant, look at the 5 key FMCG environmental sustainability trends they expect to play out this year

Case study: Interim Chief Marketing Officer at Vivid Toy Group Ltd

​​​​​​​Zoe Wakeham​​​​​​​, consultant in our consumer practice, talks to Richard Nall about his recent interim role at Vivid Toy Group Ltd

How the stockpiling nightmare is impacting the FMCG sector

Zoe Wakeham​​​​​​​, Odgers Interim's Consumer Consultant, discusses how FMCG companies are navigating the stockpiling conundrum 

Consumer trends for 2019

​​​​​​​Ali Palmer, Partner and Head of Odgers Interim's Consumer Practice, and Zoe Wakeham, Odgers Interim's Consumer Consultant, look at the 5 key consumer trends they expect to play out this year

Meeting the 3 key challenges facing northern manufacturers

Mergers between retail giants, Brexit uncertainty and evolving consumer purchasing trends have placed mounting pressures on the North’s manufacturing power base over the past 12 months. It’s led to price squeezes on suppliers and...

In the business of being green: is there really a business case for sustainability?

Ali Palmer, Partner and Head of Odgers Interim’s Consumer & Telecoms Practice, looks at the shifting trend towards corporate sustainability and asks whether it can really be linked to profitability

Signs of revival in interim consumer market

Brexit has been the consumer industry’s Achilles heel for the past year and a half. Fears of tougher times ahead have largely focused on rising labour costs, and it’s true that producers are experiencing low-level staffing...

As M&A gathers momentum in the Consumer sector, how has Brexit affected the sector?

The consumer sector has been particularly affected by Brexit uncertainty

Case Study: Interim IT Director at Travelodge

"To be a good interim, it’s all about driving rapid change and having a ruthless focus on the desired outcomes and objectives."

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