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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Global Luxury Multi-Brand Retailer

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Luxury Fashion Outlet Retailer

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Group Retail Services Director

Managing Director – Ireland

Leading Fashion Brand

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European Head of Retail

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Retail News

Inditex CEO says late arrival to online was a good move
May 20, 2019 - The chairman and chief executive of Inditex has said the company’s late entry into ecommerce was a good thing, as it allowed for more time to develop a strong business model. Speaking at the CEO Council event organised by the Wall Street Journal in London recently, Pablo Isla highlighted how his company – which owns fashion retailers like Zara, Bershka, Pull&Bear, Stradivarius ...

M&S to close 100 stores by 2020 as CEO expects profits slump
May 20, 2019 - Marks and Spencer has said it is focusing on closing down 100 outlets by the end of next year, speeding up its store closure scheme by two years. The British retailer initially aimed to shut 100 stores by 2022, and has closed 14 stores since the end of March, making a total of 63 closures in just over two years. ...

Walmart “seriously considering” IPO for Asda
May 20, 2019 - Walmart has revealed it was “seriously considering” a stock market flotation for Asda after its £12 billion proposed merger with Sainsbury’s collapsed last month. Walmart informed Asda managers that a stock market listing was possible, but any preparations would “take years”. “We are seriously considering a path to an IPO – a public listing – to strengthen your long-term success,” ...

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