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Retail Marketing Hackathon

On March 11-18, a Retail Marketing Hackathon was held in Moscow with the support of Candezent Advisory. The Retail Academy Russia, led by Candezent Partner Alexey Filatov, led the event on behalf of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia and the non-profit organization Roskachestvo. The teams of participants were faced with the task […]

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The Future of Physical Retailing – Video Part 1

Following on from our published report on “The Future of Physical Retailing” you now have the chance to view Part 1 of the Virtual Round Table Discussion – titled “How much more fallout in physical retail should we expect to see?” Other parts are available to watch on The Candezent Advisory YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQtoBO9j5I10qMrTlo4wClg

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The Future of Physical Retailing – Virtual Round Table Discussion

On 9th March 2021 various participants from Candezent Advisory conducted a virtual round table discussion on the future of physical retailing Participants: Ian McGarrigle (Moderator)Chairman, World Retail Congress, Partner Candezent Advisory Gwen MorrisonUS-based senior advisor; ex-CEO The Store, Partner Candezent Advisory Andrew LeaverCEO, BlueSquare Group, The UK’s leading Retail Marketing Agency Jonathan ReynoldsDeputy Dean, Said […]

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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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Trust: A Small Word With A Big Meaning

2020 has seen trust in politicians wane further with their handling of the Covid 19 crisis and a range of other issues. Research by the Reuters Institute and Oxford University found that trust in the UK government as a source of information on coronavirus fell from 67% in April to only 48% by the end […]

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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 […]