Strategies that are as unique as your brand
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From furniture to books to jewelery, and everything in between, our team has experience globally across the spectrum of retail categories.

Working with a range of market-leading and disruptive brands, our expertise in specialty retail extends across categories including apparel, department stores, collectable assets, and personal services.

Our knowledge of the nuances of diverse international consumers ensures we maintain a customer-centric, hands-on approach throughout.

This specific sub-category of retail continues to be a particular focus for investor activity. We understand the levers to create value in these industries and regularly provide buy- and sell-side commercial diligence of category specialists and discount retailers on behalf of private equity and other institutional investors.

How we can help

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    Operating model re-design

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    Category strategy development and commercial optimization

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    Store experience, service model, and labour optimization

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    Digital strategy and proposition development

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