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

Primark Ox St Sept 16

Value fashion and the squeeze ahead

This is the toughest year we have ever seen in fashion retailing. CEOs of 30 years experience have told me so. And no sector is immune. After several decades of relentless growth, the value segment is under increasing pressure too. And this is nothing – wait until next year. It will be materially tougher still.

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John Lewis, Milton Keynes, Jun 16

JLP, leadership and challenges

The changing of the guard at Waitrose will soon be followed at JL department stores. Andy Street’s impending departure has now been publicly acknowledged but has been on the horizon for some time. Retail’s track record in managing leadership succession at its top companies is extraordinarily poor and time will tell whether JLP can buck

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Christmas High Street

Christmas losing retail sparkle?

History shows that however bad the economic picture, Christmas is never cancelled. UK consumers will always go the extra mile, find the money and retail benefits accordingly. Food has maintained its monthly share of retail spend at around 11% over the past two decades. The story elsewhere in retail is very different. Christmas is becoming

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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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