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.



Recent Projects


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


Chief Commercial Officer "We partnered with BlackBook at a key time of our expansion in the UK market. To date they have supported Anatwine across a variety of senior assignments resulting in multiple hires into our London office. They took time to really understand our business, presenting quality candidates who were well informed and genuinely excited to join Anatwine.

The service we received was superb with clear communication throughout. BlackBook will continue to support us as we expand our global network."
"BlackBook will continue to support us as we expand our global network"
Business Director Germany "When BlackBook placed me in my current role, I was impressed with their profound knowledge of the business and the people within it. Professionally and personally I felt I got best in class support. Today I use BlackBook’s services when creating team structures, when external support is needed and to source new people into the business.

Having had experience as both a candidate and client I know I can only rely on the best."
"Having had experience as both a candidate and client I know I can only rely on the best"
Human Resources Director "Insightful and a pleasure to work with, a real partnership, that enables us to deliver real results for the business." "Insightful and a pleasure to work with, a real partnership..."

Retail News

Coronavirus: Morrisons reinstates door marshals as UK prepares for second wave
September 22, 2020 - Morrisons has reportedly appointed door marshals for a second time this year to its stores as it prepares for a second wave of Covid-19 infections across the UK. The Big 4 grocer, which has urged Brits to shop considerately as supermarkets tighten safety measures ahead of the anticipated new lockdown restrictions, is bringing back door marshals to its 494 stores. ...

TK Maxx owner endures net loss of £160m as sales slow down
September 15, 2020 - TK Maxx owner has revealed a net loss of $214.2 million (£160.8 million) in its second quarter as the company continued to struggle with trading since the Covid-19 lockdown. In the three month period ending August 1, TJX UK said net sales were better than expected and reached $6.67 billion (£5 billion) compared to $9.78 billion (£7.34 billion) in the same ...

Britain’s Tesco to trial drone deliveries
September 15, 2020 - LONDON (Reuters) – Tesco TSCO.L, Britain’s biggest retailer, said on Wednesday it would next month trial grocery home deliveries with drones as it experiments with different ways to reach more customers. Chief Executive Dave Lewis said the pilot would take place in Ireland, where partner Manna already has a license to operate. Food retailers across the globe have rapidly expanded their ...

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