As the retail market continues to go through a fundamental shift, Addleshaw Goddard, Barclays and PwC, brought together some business leaders to discuss how the sector can stay current and adapt to changing shopping trends and habits as the consumer becomes ever more savvy and demanding.
We were delighted to host guest speakers: Steve Caunce - COO at AO plc; Fred Done - Chairman of Betfred; Brandon Leigh - Group CFO at PZ Cussons plc; Richard Lowe - Head of Retail and Wholesale at Barclays; Professor Cathy Parker from Manchester Metropolitan University's Business School and Matthew Tod from PwC.
Watch the videos below to hear the speakers' perspectives on the key themes of the event.
The impact of technology
How is technology impacting Retail and Consumer businesses?
The importance of the High Street
How important is the High Street for Retail and Consumer businesses?
Should Retail and Consumer businesses be considering M&A deals?
In numbers: The changing face of the consumer landscape
We surveyed consumer businesses from the North West region to find out their views on the changing consumer landscape and the challenges and opportunities they are facing today.
Source Data: The event was co-hosted by AG, Barclays and PwC in September 2014. 52 Consumer businesses from the North West region responded to the survey and the results are outlined in the infographic above.