The ‘new’ beauty trends

COVID-19The ‘new’ beauty trends Georgina Wickman and Giorgia GallaratiRetail Consultants There’s no doubt that 2020 will be remembered. If there is something everyone can agree on, it is how the power of social media has been able to unite humanity this...

COVID-19 and Beauty M&A: To Buy or Not to Buy

COVID-19COVID-19 and Beauty M&A: To Buy or Not to Buy Georgina WickmanRetail Consultant ​In a time where the unexpected is now the expected, make-up brand Charlotte Tilbury sold a majority stake to Spanish fashion and fragrance firm Puig, a somewhat unlikely...

What’s next for Beauty Influencers?

COVID-19What’s next for Beauty Influencers? Freya HansenRetail Consultant Business Insider (December 2019) reported that brands would be spending up to $15bn on influencer marketing by 2022. This figure was up from $8bn in 2019, however, no one could have predicted...

Unified Commerce – Retail’s new normal in a post-Covid-19 world

COVID-19Unified Commerce – Retail’s new normal in a post-Covid-19 world David GoreHead of Industries Last week, Tim Larcombe, MD at Sitoo led our first insightful session as part of our Unified Commerce webinar series. Thank you again to those who listened...

Building bolder digital-first NHS services

COVID-19Building bolder digital-first NHS services Josh DresnerSPARCK Consultant Knock knock!…pause…“Come In!” This is a familiar ritual at the start of a ten-minute consultation at the GP Surgery, and it ended abruptly in March 2020. Within a matter of weeks,...

Do you really know your supply chain?

COVID-19Do you really know your supply chain? Anna Clymo, Hannah Tharp Retail Consultants Covid-19 shone a very bright light on the cracks within the retail supply chain. Many retailers have found themselves stuck with outdated, inflexible systems, which are no longer...

Productivity, people and utilisation along the supply chain

COVID-19Productivity, people and utilisation along the supply chain Georgina WickmanRetail Consultant Has Covid-19 presented a threat to or opportunity for supply chain efficiency and productivity? No organisation was prepared for the impact of the crisis, however,...

Consumer behaviour & buying patterns

COVID-19Consumer behaviour & buying patterns Rachel Artiss, Freya Hansen, Ellie ColvinRetail Consultants It is no secret that retailers worldwide have been struggling to cope with the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. As many grapple with adapting to the ‘new normal’, we...