Following on from the launch of our Retail Report: The Multichannel High Street: A Nation of Shoppers – But is it a Nation of Shopkeepers? we held two Retail Debates to discuss the theme of multichannel retail. Bringing together experts from across the retail industry, we discussed the factors likely to affect the sector in the short term as well as those shaping its longer term future.
Both events began with an opening speech from Bryan Roberts (Kantar Retail) on the Report’s main findings and recommendations and then led off onto four specific areas of focus: multichannel retail, property, brand and reputation, and incentivizing and retaining employees. Led by Squire Sanders’ partners Matthew Lewis, Prew Lumley and Robert Wegenek, we were joined at both events by a variety of guest speakers.