The retail sector is the biggest employer in UK, with 2.9 m people employed in retail in 2019, accounting for 15% of all jobs. However, high streets up and down the country are under attack, with the rise in convenient online shopping and mounting pressure of business rates. The lockdown for non-essential shops due to Covid-19 has seen retail sales see their biggest fall since records began 30 years ago.
Add digital disruption, new business models and increasing consumer expectations to the mix and sustained, profitable growth becomes even more challenging. YTKO’s retail solutions help retailers across all sectors – from grocery, luxury and apparel to restaurants, travel & leisure and more – develop and implement tailored strategies that address today’s challenges and tomorrow’s opportunities.
YTKO can help you define and refine your strategy and develop the corporate and brand capabilities you need to execute on your future vision. We have supported several thousand retailers across the UK to create effective business growth strategies, and help them understand how marketing tactics and messages will unlock their potential.