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

The Entertainer’s full-year sales smash £200m mark
October 22, 2019 - The Entertainer has recorded rising sales and profits after banking a £2.6 million dividend. The toy retailer’s founders, husband and wife Gary and Catherine Grant, took the payout after pre-tax profits increased by 29 per cent to £14.7 million last year, The Sunday Times reported. Sales increased by £37.3 million to £204.4 million during the period. The Grants said they give 10 per ...

UK retail sales growth holds steady as Brexit day approaches
October 22, 2019 - Growth in UK retail sales held steady in the third quarter of the year, official figures have shown, as shoppers remained cautious in the run-up to the October Brexit deadline. Britons bought 0.6 per cent more goods in the second quarter than in the previous three months, matching the 0.6 per cent rise seen in the three months to August, ...

Mama & Papas seeks to exit stores
October 22, 2019 - Nursery and childrenswear brand Mamas & Papas is looking to exit several of its UK stores, after appointing Deloitte to advise on cost-cutting initiatives, Drapers can reveal.  It is understood that the business is seeking to exit fewer than 10 of its 27-strong UK store portfolio. The stores earmarked for closure are those that are less profitable. Mamas & Papas plans ...

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