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

17 November 2017 - 8:12

Mountain Warehouse sees 18% jump in half-year profits to £4.7m The outdoor goods retailer reported a 19.3% rise in overall sales in the six months to 27th August, with international sales up 50.3%. The business plans to enter the Netherlands and Czech Republic with bricks-and-mortar stores early next year. Read more.


16 November 2017 - 15:21

Asda reports sales rise for second consecutive quarter The Walmart-owned retailer said like-for-like sales rose by 1.1% in the third quarter of the year. Walmart's president and CEO Doug McMillon said Asda's "improvements in store experience and price investments are increasing store basket sizes". Read more.


16 November 2017 - 8:17

Christmas spending forecast to rise almost 2% UK consumers will on average spend £544 each this Christmas and do most of their shopping this month, research by Deloitte has found. The forecast represents a 1.8% increase on last year. Read more.