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

10 December 2018 - 8:06

Games Workshop sees predicted rise in first-half sales and profit Much in line with expectations, for the six month period to 2 December sales rose by 14% to £124m and operating profit increased by 6% to reach £41m. The Nottingham-based fantasy games retailer makes 75% of its revenues overseas. Read more.


10 December 2018 - 8:03

Amazon to open a cashier-free store in London The company opened its first Go store in Seattle in January and two more outlets have followed, as well as three in Chicago and one in San Francisco. The retail giant has plans to open 3,000 cashier-free store over the next three years. Read more.


10 December 2018 - 7:59

Sales rise at Big Lots The American retailer saw same-store sales rise for a second consecutive quarter by 3.4%, compared with the company’s guidance of a 2% to 4% increase. Net sales rose to $1.15bn, up 3.6% from $1.11bn during the same period a year earlier. Read more.