Retail

Our retail practice has placed key talent across UK and global retailers for more than 30 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

Elliott Goldstein

Elliott Goldstein

Managing Partner

Moira Benigson

Moira Benigson

Founder & Chair

Aelf Hewitson

Aelf Hewitson

Associate Consultant

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

22 October 2021 - 8:45

JD Sports secures controlling stake in Cosmos The sportswear retailer has acquired an 80% stake in Greek retailer Cosmos, as part of its drive to expand its international presence. Cosmos operates 57 stores in Greece and 3 in Cyprus, and recorded €52m in revenue in 2020. Read more.


22 October 2021 - 8:14

Iceland to give away free food to reduce waste The retailer is poised to give food products on the last day of their shelf life away to online customers, in an attempt to cut waste. Iceland estimates that through the plan it would give away over 1.3 million items worth £500,000 a year. Read more.


22 October 2021 - 8:14

John Lewis opens 10 Christmas emporiums The emporiums will host in-store events and festive workshops, as well as enabling personalised gifting. The move comes as searches for Christmas are up nearly 40% on the retailer's website, compared with last year. Read more.