Resetting Retail: Response to COVID-19

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    Virtual Discussion Forum

    As we head towards the three-month mark from the unlocking of UK retail amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic, we invite you to join our Resetting Retail virtual discussion forum. With immediate attention shifted from reopening stores to how retailers reset, repurpose and refocus their business model to ensure it is future-proof, you will hear from our panel of experts and have the opportunity to ask any pressing questions.

    Our discussion will be hosted by Matthew Lewis, Head of Retail, who will introduce and explore the viability, sustainability and recovery of UK retail with our experts:

    • Richard Lim, Chief Executive, Retail Economics
    • Paula Laird, Financial Services Partner
    • John Alderton, Restructuring & Insolvency Partner

    Topics we will cover include:

    • A look at the retail economy and where retail is on the COVID-19 recovery curve
    • How retailers can assess the vulnerabilities of their business
    • Opportunities and lessons learnt from COVID-19
    • Funding packages and rescue approaches
    • “New normal” risks, such as cash flow pressures, supply and demand, employee considerations, operational costs and Brexit
    • Emerging economic, consumer, regulatory and compliance pressures