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A long goodbye: the slow move away from plastic packaging

Daniel Wood and Zoe Wakeham, Consultants in our Consumer & Retail practice, look at how manufacturers and retailers are wrestling with challenges around making packaging more sustainable.

According to a recent survey of UK-based...

How can PE owners create value from supply chain data in their portfolio companies?

Zoe Wakeham and Daniel Wood from Odgers Interim’s Consumer & Retail Practice, and our Head of Private Equity Solutions, Ross Gordon hosted a virtual round table featuring supply chain experts Jochen Grosspietsch and Raul Portela...

Interim Insights: The steps to a successful transformation

Daniel Wood, Consultant, Consumer and Retail Practice, spoke to Gerry Shaw about his career as a Chief Transformation Officer and the steps to executing a successful transformation.

What motivated you to pursue a career in...

What’s in store? Trends in the retail sector

Zoe Wakeham and Daniel Wood, Consultants in our Consumer & Retail practice, explore six significant issues facing retailers.

As The Body Shop’s woes underline, UK retail is a challenging market in which even long-established...

Interim Insights: A CFO’s insight into a UK retail success story

Daniel Wood, Consultant, Consumer and Retail Practice, spoke to Neil Greenhalgh about his career at JD Sports spanning 19 years.

How did you get into a career in finance?

I went to Edinburgh University where I studied...

Interim Insights: A conversation with Steve Corby, Interim CEO at APS Group Ltd

Daniel Wood, Consultant, Consumer and Retail Practice, spoke to Steve Corby, an experienced business leader with a proven track record of success throughout a career spanning 30 years in UK FMCG.

What are some of the reasons why...

Why the plastic tax has delivered more and less than expected

The much-trumpeted plastic packaging tax (PPT) has generated more revenue than forecast for HMRC but in other ways has fallen short, say Zoe Wakeham and Daniel Wood, Consultants in our Consumer & Retail practice.

Cutting...

Interim market snapshot: Consumer and Retail

Daniel Wood, Consultant in our Consumer and Retail Practice, analyses the key market trends evident in the first half of 2023 and looks at what may happen in the coming months.

Every business function is trying to do more with...

Can customer experience power a resurgence in the High Street?

The High Street still has a lot to offer but if retailers are to thrive there they must give their customers something special, write Zoe Wakeham and Daniel Wood, Consultants in our Consumer & Retail practice.

Making money on the...

Empty shelves: overcoming supply and sustainability hurdles

Supermarket shortages have become a familiar sight and illustrate the pressing need to resolve a host of supply chain challenges, say Zoe Wakeham and Daniel Wood, Consultants in our Consumer & Retail practice.

Take a stroll down...

FMCG Environmental Sustainability revisited: a complicated picture

Under pressure from consumers and regulators, retailers and FMCG manufacturers are working hard on Sustainability. But is change happening fast enough, ask Zoe Wakeham and Daniel Wood, Consultants in our Consumer & Retail...

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...

The Power of Experience – Has the Pandemic saved the UK High Street?

We explore how customer experience may be the crucial element separating successful High Street stores from those facing closure

The future of the high street: An interview with Bill Grimsey

Jonathan Flynn, Retail Consultant at Odgers Interim, speaks to Bill Grimsey, Retail Commentator, about the future of the high street. Their conversation touches on the current state and the impact of the pandemic as well as what...

Jonathan Flynn writes with retail sector expert Martin Newman: Leadership for the age of customer empowerment

Writing with retail sector expert Martin Newman, Jonathan Flynn, Retail Consultant at Odgers Interim, discusses the changing dynamics of the retail sector and why retail CEOs must become the agents for change. Touching on ideas such as agility and authenticity, the report outlines the skills, behaviours and communication styles required of leaders to empower their organisations, overcome the current challenges facing the sector and propel the business forward as retail moves into a new future state of being

Part II: The future of retail

Jonathan Flynn, Retail Consultant at Odgers Interim talks to David Smith, CEO of Hamleys. This episode is the second half of a conversation with David, with the previous covering the current landscape of the retail sector, and...

Part I: The current retail landscape

Jonathan Flynn, Retail Consultant at Odgers Interim talks to David Smith, CEO of Hamleys. This episode is part one of a two part conversation with David, with this half covering the current landscape of the retail sector - looking...

The seismic retail sector shift

Jonathan Flynn, Retail Consultant at Odgers Interim talks to Suzanne Harlow, Retail Sector Advisor and Consultant, about how the Covid-19 pandemic is accelerating change in the retail sector, looking at the current changes taking...

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