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

Latest Papers

Closing down

2017 – Brexit bites

These are the most uncertain times I can remember. Politically, economically and socially. And retail is no exception. As 2016 draws to an end many in the industry will be forgiven for sighing with relief at the close of the toughest trading year anyone has ever seen. Nevertheless, this year will seem like a picnic

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Christmas at Harvey Nichols Oct 15

Christmas forecast

Black Friday is still warm in the memory but now retailers have to immediately switch into Christmas mode. Indeed, many were already in Christmas before Black Friday, which underlines the rather chaotic feel that these days pervades the market. Having chased customers with promises of unprecedented value for the past two weeks, the trade is

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Zara Copenhagen 16

Inditex visit

Inditex is a truly extraordinary business. This is not merely because it is the biggest clothing retailer in the world. The days when being the biggest was in itself the route to success are rapidly diminishing. The really impressive thing about this business is that in spite of its huge (and growing) size, it thinks

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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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