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
DIY & Homewares
Estate Agents
Home & General Merchandise
Grocery & Convenience
Health & Beauty
Sports & Leisure

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

18 January 2019 - 17:45

Walmart to remain part of CVS pharmacy network The retail giant reached an agreement with CVS Health Corp that would prevent it from leaving the network for commercial and prescription drug plans, after the companies fail to agree on pricing. Read more.

18 January 2019 - 8:38

The Entertainer records a rise in festive sales In the five weeks to 29 December, the toy retailer reported a 22.4% rise in total sales. The Entertainer’s website,, also had success over the period with a 51.5% rise in sales. Read more.

17 January 2019 - 17:14

Stop & Shop announces pilot of driverless delivery vehicles, known as Robomart Shoppers can use an app to summon a Robomart, enabling them to choose from a variety of fresh Stop & Shop products. This follows an earlier announcement that Stop & Shop will introduce c.500 in-store robots to assist staff. Read more.