Testing Time: The Culture of Confidence in UK Retail

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    UK High Street retailers will open their doors on 15 June to a very different trading environment. Instilling confidence internally with employees and externally for shoppers brings with it a host of questions, concerns and compliance issues. Will confidence return to the retail sector? What can retailers do to establish and build consumer confidence? How quickly will we see UK stores open and increased footfall? What will be the balance between online and in-store purchasing? How will retailers deal with the UK government’s guidance? What can retailers learn from the stores that have remained open? What will be the impact on retail of other measures the UK government is taking, affecting eg. hospitality or tourism?

    Hosted by international affairs advisor Matthew Kirk, our series of weekly virtual panel discussions address business challenges, commercial risks and legal implications around fast-moving issues of the day.

    This Week’s Panellists

    We are delighted to be joined by Ewan Venters, CEO at UK headquartered Fortnum and Mason, a London based department store with stockists worldwide and Matthew Lewis, partner and head of our retail group at Squire Patton Boggs, who will explore the challenges of unlocking the retail sector.