Retail

Our retail practice has placed key talent across UK and global retailers for more than 25 years

Retail is at the core of our business, giving us the opportunity to work with many leading retailers. We span all formats – from convenience to big box – and advise on board-level and strategically important functional roles. We actively track emerging industry talent, and pride ourselves on our leadership insight. The functions we specialise in include CEO/MD, Retail Director, Finance Director, Operations Director, Multi-Channel Director, Commercial/Trading Director, Marketing Director and HR Director.

Our Experience

Books & Entertainment
Department Stores
Discount
DIY & Homewares
Electrical
Estate Agents
Home & General Merchandise
Grocery & Convenience
Health & Beauty
Speciality
Sports & Leisure
Wholesale

Selected Clients

Key People

Moira Benigson

Moira Benigson

Managing Partner

Leading a global organisational restructure and sourcing exceptional senior talent in a number of global markets required a search partner who knew consumer markets exceptionally well and worked quickly to understand our brand. MBS was that exceptional partner. They worked with speed, integrity, and outside of hours on many occasions with myself to secure practically a whole new global Leadership team, ranging from Global CEO to a series of Country Head roles.

Sara Edwards - Global HR and Corporate Affairs Director, Crabtree & Evelyn

Latest MBS News & Intelligence

MBS News

19 January 2018 - 8:23

Carpetright to focus on ‘long-term repositioning’ amid tough market conditions The business said like-for-like sales fell by 3.6% in the 11 weeks to 13th January, though in the Rest of Europe division (Netherlands, Belgium and the Republic of Ireland) like-for-like sales increased by 4.3% in local currency terms. Read more.


19 January 2018 - 8:18

Bonmarché sees significant growth in online sales The value womenswear retailer reported a 35.5% rise in its online sales for the 39 weeks to 30th December, equating to a 0.9% total sales increase. The business posted a 5.5% fall in sales for the 13 weeks to 30 December, but online sales were up by 28.5%. Read more.


19 January 2018 - 8:13

Superdrug’s Christmas sales get boost from on-trend beauty products The health and beauty retailer posted a 2.4% rise in like-for-like sales in the four weeks to 30th December 2017, with online sales growing by 30% during the period. Beauty products such as highlighters and brow kits helped to drive the growth. Read more.