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It’s time for the retail industry to be cautiously optimistic for its future

Before COVID-19 struck with such vengeance, the retail industry globally was already in a state of accelerated and highly disruptive change. Now the flight to online as a preferred shopping channel has taken place at extraordinary speed.In this latest post for the Oxford University Press, Candezent Advisory Founder Alan Treadgold explains the impact and that […]

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Ten things to focus on when navigating the new retail landscape

Candezent Advisory partners Jonathan Reynolds and Alan Treadgold recently wrote a short piece on Retail and Covid-19 for Said Business School’s Oxford Answers series. This article covers the immediate uncertainty and suggests ten areas on which retail enterprise leaders need to focus in order to build necessary resilience into their enterprises and create transformed businesses that […]

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WRC report with article by Candezent Advisory team

Issue 9 of the World Retail Congress reports has been just been published. This publication reviews 2020 and looks ahead to 2021 and brings together an incredible line-up of senior retailers, retail experts and commentators … plus it contains a really great piece by Candezent Advisory members Alan Treadgold and Jonathan Reynolds on the impact […]

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COVID-19 and the Retail Industry – The Agenda for Business Leaders

THE LONG READ In this paper, Alan Treadgold and Jonathan Reynolds offer their appraisal on what will be the ongoing effects of the global pandemic on the retail industry, how the sector is likely to emerge into the ‘next normal’ and the agenda items for retail business leaders to focus on in order to survive […]

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Navigating the New Retail Landscape Book

New Book by Alan Treadgold and Jonathan Reynolds: “Navigating the New Retail Landscape: A Guide for Business Leaders”. Published by Oxford University Press, November 2020 Following the success of the first edition, Alan Treadgold and Jonathan Reynolds have fully updated and revised their book from the first edition published back in 2016. The new edition […]

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If it is good enough for Einstein, it is good enough for me!

Albert Einstein is credited with saying “If I were given one hour to save the planet, I would spend fifty nine minutes defining the problem and one minute resolving it.” Given the rates of failure (be it transformations, new products, turnarounds, new strategies or whatever), business leaders need to ask themselves whether a) they spend […]

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The Fever-Tree Effect

Introduction Brands were originally created to provide customers with a reassurance of their provenance and quality. As the number of brands grew and brand management became more sophisticated, so the search for differentiation became a key objective. However, in the last twenty years there has been an inexorable trend towards commoditization, with consumers exerting downward […]

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Candezent Advisory Thinking

We have delivered some recent work, including: Gwen Morrison with Jon Stine, Open Voice Network and Amy Vener, Head of Retail Strategy, Pinterest- “The Changing World of Search” presentation to retail technology executives at CESLas Vegas January 2020 Gwen Morrison “ Twenty Commerce Trends for 2020” Keynote presentation to FIRA (Federation of International Retail Associations) […]

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Our Recent Work

Candezent Advisory Partners are globally recognized for their expertise and their views are sought often and widely. We are always committed to sharing our knowledge and expertise by raising issues, contributing to discussions and suggesting ways forward. Recent contributions by Candezent Advisory Partners include: Alan Treadgold with Helen Dickinson, Chief Executive, British Retail Consortium – […]