Retail


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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Senior Retail Director – Italy

Luxury Fashion Outlet Retailer

Chief Operating Officer – UK

Global Luxury Multi-Brand Retailer

Retail Director – China

Luxury Fashion Outlet Retailer

Senior Retail Director – Ireland

Group Retail Services Director

Managing Director – Ireland

Leading Fashion Brand

Tourism Directors – Global

International Retailer

Chief Financial Officer – Global

Leading Retailer

European Head of Retail

International Sportswear Brand



Retail News

Moss Bros shares jump with Joules boss Colin Porter to take on role as chairman
March 18, 2019- Colin Porter was promoted to chief executive of Joules in 2015 Men’s tailoring giant Moss Bros is set to draft in the chief executive of fashion group Joules as its new chairman, with the group looking to regain City confidence after last year’s lull in summer sales dented investor sentiment. Shares in the formal menswear specialist, which has over 120 ...

Debenhams pressure mounts amid Sports Direct comments
March 18, 2019- Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct owns a 29 per cent stake in Debenhams (Source: Getty) The war of words between Debenhams and retail tycoon Mike Ashley escalated once again this morning after Sports Direct’s finance chief confirmed City speculation that it would look to buy the department store chain if it collapsed into administration. Sports Direct’s finance chief Chris Wootton, who could potentially become Sports ...

JD Sports buys Footasylum in £90m deal weeks after saying it would not bid for the firm
March 18, 2019- JD Sports will buy footwear retailer Footasylum for £90m, the companies announced this morning a month after JD increased its stake to 19 per cent. The 82.5p per share offer values Footasylum at a considerable mark-up to its 46.5p closing price on Friday. Shreas soared 75 per cent to 81.5p this morning. The bid comes after Footasylum warned on profits ...

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