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BlackBook’s seasoned team of retail experts span all formats, from global chains to boutique retailers. We advise our retail clients on a wide variety of strategically important decisions from board level to operative and technical placements. We pride ourselves on our in-depth industry knowledge and ability to provide demonstrable results across all industry functions and senior management levels.



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Global Luxury Multi-Brand Retailer

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Group Retail Services Director

Managing Director – Ireland

Leading Fashion Brand

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Leading Retailer

European Head of Retail

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Retail News

Clarks in talks with investors over share sale after 900 job cuts
May 26, 2020 - Clarks is reportedly in talks with investors about the sale of a minority stake that would dilute its family shareholders’ controlling stake in the company. The shoe retailer has approached several private equity firms about a deal, which would involve raising between £100 million and £200 million from external investors, Sky News reported. The discussions are at a preliminary stage, with the exact sum to ...

Kurt Geiger to quarantine shoes for 24hrs as it gradually reopens stores in June
May 26, 2020 - Kurt Geiger has become the latest British fashion retailer to reveal its lockdown exit strategy, with customers expected to be permitted to shop in stores from the start of June. Following the latest government advice, Kurt Geiger said it would undertake a “carefully planned and phased reopening” of its stores from June 1, and will include new rules such as ...

Coronavirus: Ikea to begin reopening stores
May 26, 2020 - Furniture giant Ikea will open 19 of its stores across England and Northern Ireland on 1 June. Seasoned Ikea shoppers have been warned that the experience may be a “little different” in the era of coronavirus. Only one adult and one child from a household will be allowed in store at any one time and one-way systems will be put ...

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