Retail intelligence from Richard Hyman

Richard Hyman is a world-leading expert in the retail industry, having provided top-level analytics, insight and thought leadership on retail intelligence for more than 35 years. Richard has advised many of the country’s leading retailers, analysing, forecasting and evaluating all the key sectors and companies across the retail market.  You can also follow Richard via Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn.

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“Throughout all my pleasurable conversations with Richard, he has used his wealth of experience to inform and stimulate our thinking.”

Mark Price
MD, Waitrose

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Westfield Stratford store visits

As ever, Westfield Stratford looks busy. Compared with its sister mall at Shepherds Bush, this one has much narrower walkways and generally feels more congested. It also attracts volumes of school kids (even during school hours!) and they too help to create a busy feel. First thing to note is a number of voids. A

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H&M, Primark and Inditex – standing out

On most comp shops, these three businesses are increasingly the stand out retailers. They are made even more conspicuous by the progressive blandness of most of the rest. In this toughest-ever market, the natural instinct is to tighten belts. Cost pressures are increasing. With demand so soft, lowering costs becomes increasingly seductive and the result

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The beauty of retail

With demand across virtually every non-food market soft at best, persuading consumers to engage with products is becoming increasingly challenging. Pressure on margins is forcing cost cutting and this is increasingly hitting shop floor staff, which in turn further hits sales. Across all of this, the beauty market stands apart as an oasis of customer

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“Over many years I have found Richard’s unique brand of thought leadership to be one of the best in the retail world.”

Sir Ian Cheshire
CEO, Kingfisher

About Richard

Having consulted for the owners of John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, Kingfisher and Next to name but a few, Richard is now looking to share his 30 years of retail market expertise.

Richardtalksretail offers weekly industry Papers, forecasts and discussion of the key shifts in retail economics and what they mean. There are regular networking events and subscribers  also get some of Richard’s time which can be tailored to specific requirements.



Analysis: access to expert analytics with forecasts and projections across sectors and the companies within them

Thought leadership: what are the key strategic issues facing leadership teams and how they impact the various players

Direct access: tailored advisory for your company, supporting your teams in tackling your key strategic issues

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