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


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The service we received was superb with clear communication throughout. BlackBook will continue to support us as we expand our global network."
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Having had experience as both a candidate and client I know I can only rely on the best."
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Retail News

Laura Ashley is back! The iconic homes retailer partners with Next for high street return
November 2, 2020 - Famous for its floral fabrics and country classic furniture Laura Ashley became a staple for many modern country homes. Fan and all those left heartbroken by the news of stores closing down back in March can rejoice – it’s back! The iconic homes emporium is partnering with Next to reintroduce signature Laura Ashley home products online and in stores nationwide. Next ...

Ocado raises FY expectations, announces nearly $300m of new acquisitions
November 2, 2020 - Ocado has announced the proposed acquisitions of Kindred Systems and Haddington Dynamics in two deals worth $287 million. Kindred Systems was described by Ocado as an “advanced piece-picking robotics company”, and set to be acquired by the online grocery platform for $262 million, subject to closing adjustments. Founded in 2014 and based in Toronto and San Francisco, Kindred Systems designs, ...

Footfall in run up to Christmas forecast to drop 62% due to lockdown #2
November 2, 2020 - Turmoil on the high street is set to continue through the pivotal Christmas and Black Friday trading period as footfall looks set to slump dramatically compared to last year, according to new data. Retail intelligence firm Springboard has forecast that UK shopping destinations will see overall footfall for the six weeks to Boxing Day plunge by 62 per cent the ...

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