- Expert retailing knowledge, advice, and support
- Working with retailers and online businesses from all sectors
- Here to work with you, develop your skills and enhance our business
Key areas of expertise
Retail, 4 step model for business strategy, trading planning, buying, merchandising & range planning, retail operations, visual merchandising, selling and sales strategies, project management & implementation, engaging with customers to purchase in shops and online.
Background to Retailing Focus
Karen and Christine worked together in very senior positions within Clarks for over 20 years. They have expertise in all areas of retail, business growth and strategies that can be implemented! They will use their collective skills in the right areas to support your retail growth. They support the changes required at the pace that suits you and your business.
In their previous roles they managed and lead the teams to deliver key strategic events including peak trading; Back to School, Black Friday and Christmas. Sale periods were executed with precision and tight controls on margin to maximise trading profits. The strategy for each event incorporated all aspects of retail from planning to selling and deliveries to health and safety.
Christine is the merchandiser; she will save your cashflow to buy the right stock for your target customer to trade your season effectively. Why invest hard earned cash in the wrong lines or in too much stock! With small levels of data Christine will create a plan with you to support your current season and how to trade the next season more efficiently.
Karen can very quickly help you identify the challenges and potential opportunities that will make a difference to your sales and profit. If your business model needs a refresh to make it fit for the future or your sales strategy isn’t delivering, she will offer ILM level 7 coaching support and tactics to make progress. With Karen’s expert eye on retail operations and people your changes can be implemented effectively.
A key benefit of Retailing Focus is you will get 2 commercially sound retail experts, creating a journey with you and a transformation or start up plan for the future.