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Europe’s leading specialist retail strategy consultancy.
Javelin Group is Europe’s leading – and largest – specialist firm of retail strategy consultants. For large retailers and brands all over the world, we plan and implement strategies to enable them to anticipate and respond to the rapid changes in customer shopping habits, retail technologies and the competitive environment, to ensure that they thrive in the coming decade.
As retail specialists, our strength is our unique ‘vertical’ model. Our focus on retail ensures that we understand this sector better than any generalist consultancy, and we combine under one roof all of the essential retail disciplines to address the challenges of retailers and brands in adapting to the new consumer era.
These disciplines cover retail strategy, international retail expansion, organisational design, supply chain and fulfilment, technology planning, retail store formats and locations, website and cross-channel customer experience, as well as technology development. We also advise on retail acquisitions and disposals.
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The questions we address.
Some of the big strategic questions we address for our clients are as follows:
What changes must we make to remain among the retail winners in 3-5 years? What does this mean for our offer, stores, ecommerce, customer experience, supply chain, IT, and organisation? Retail Strategy
Our core business model appears increasingly mature, with slowing or declining like-for-like retail sales. What quick wins are available to us, and where are the longer term growth opportunities? Retail Strategy
Omni-channel retail and digital transformation present us with many potential opportunities: in the face of these, what strategy will position us best for the next 5 years? Omni-Channel Retail Planning
International retail growth is key to our future success: which countries, channels and operating models (e.g. franchise, JVs, own stores…) should be our focus for greatest payback? International Retail Expansion
Our retail and ecommerce technology is becoming outdated: when and how best should we renew our IT infrastructure to ensure affordability, reduced risk and maximum return on investment? Technology Consulting
The speed of evolution in our market requires us to be more customer-facing, innovative, nimble and ‘joined-up': how must we re-organise and change our ways of working to ensure this? Retail Strategy
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200 retail consulting professionals.
Javelin Group was founded in 1997 by Tony Stockil, CEO, and Richard Wolff, COO. Since then we have grown rapidly into a team of 200 retail consulting professionals, and now offer a full breadth of retail strategy consulting and implementation services. We are chaired by leading retail expert, Sir Geoffrey Mulcahy, and our management team consists of highly experienced retail professionals. Our head office is in London (UK), we have an office in Paris (France), and development centres in Sofia and Plovdiv (Bulgaria).
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Leading retailers, brands and B2Bs across the world.
Our clients are retailers (including many of Europe’s top 20 retailers), brands, B2B distributors and private equity investors in retail. We also work extensively with shopping centre developers and investors.
From offices in London and Paris, we serve clients across Europe, the USA, the Middle East, Australia and China, with more than 50% of our work outside of the UK.
Our clients choose us because of our deep understanding of retail and the consumer across all channels, and our honest, practical advice and support. These defining attributes explain why the vast majority of our client relationships have lasted five years or more.
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