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


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Retail News

Ocado accused of ramping up prices of M&S goods as its share price drops 10%
October 12, 2020 - Ocado has been accused of ramping up prices of Marks & Spencer’s food on its platform as its share prices tumble from record heights. Angry customers have taken to Twitter to complain that M&S’ items, which became available on Ocado’s platform in September, are more expensive than the same items in M&S stores. It also comes as the online retailer’s ...

Lidl scraps plans to launch online in the UK as it dissolves Digital Logistics arm
October 12, 2020 - Lidl is scrapping plans to launch into online grocery in the UK as it dissolves its digital logistics arm and pledges to focus “on our bricks-and-mortar business”. Lidl Digital Logistics, which the German discounter set up in 2018 to explore expanding in to online grocery, is now being officially shut down according to The Grocer. The news comes as the UK’s ...

Waitrose steals market share from Ocado despite M&S deal
October 6, 2020 - Waitrose has reportedly stolen some market share from Ocado during the early days of the latter’s partnership with Marks & Spencer. According data seen by The Sunday Times, Ocado Retail had an average of 328,000 weekly orders in the fortnight after it launched its Marks & Spencer partnership on September 1. In comparison, in the weeks leading up that launch weekly ...

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