Retail Operations

Retail Operations

We have a long track record of advising retailers on operational issues and significant experience in providing broad advisory services. We are often called upon during difficult situations or when there is a merger or acquisition. We can support a specific functional area or provide full operational store management.

We have a long track record of advising retailers on operational issues and significant experience in providing broad advisory services. We are often called upon during difficult situations or when there is a merger or acquisition.  We can support a specific functional area or provide full operational store management.

By placing special situations in our expert hands, our clients are able to focus on their core business. Some of our more typical engagements encompass the following situations:

Store Rationalisation

Assisting retailers to optimise the number of stores in their chain given the changing retail landscape, consumer behaviour and the omnichannel influence.

Business Transition

Often brought about by a merger or acquisition process. In a merger we can manage the transfer from one fascia to another or close unwanted stores. During an accelerated M&A process we can run the full store operations for management.

Market Exit

A retailer may have decided to exit a particular geographic area. We can plan and manage the entire wind-down, making sure that stock recovery is maximised.

Restructuring

We work closely with retailers and their advisors to smoothly implement their operational restructuring plans.

CVA

We support the development of the proposal and implement the operational changes voted for so that the Directors can focus solely on the future facing action plans.

Insolvency Process

We assist administrators on an agency basis to close the business down. We run all stores and ensure that we maximise the value of stock for the creditors.