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Industry Insight

Quest’s insight and market knowledge of the retail industry is unrivalled, thanks to over 20 years’ experience working with the best clients and candidates around the world.

Read our blog below, or contact us to find out how we can help with up to date, reliable information on the Retail and Consumer Goods sectors.

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Mad about Fashion? Further insights from our Retail Salary Survey

3 days ago by Rachel Bowman

Tags: retail recruitment, fashion, luxury, fashion recruitment, shopper insights

As part of our Retail Salary Survey, we have investigated shopping trends in the UK over the last 12 months and found that 44% of respondents do the majority of their shopping online or on their mobile device. When asked what they buy most frequently online the overwhelming ma... Read More →

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Retail Salary Survey Insights - How do you do the majority of your shopping?

4 days ago by Rachel Bowman

Tags: digital, Retail jobs, consumer insight, retail recruitment

As part of our UK Retail Salary Survey, we have investigated shopping trends in the UK over the last 12 months. Our findings highlight that over half of surveyed individuals, 56%, still do the majority of their shopping in-store. It is clear that consumers still rely heavily o... Read More →

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Quest Retail Salary Survey - Career Motivators

12 days ago by Rachel Bowman

Tags: retail, retail careers, Retail jobs, retail recruitment

Our survey showed that despite 60% of respondents stating that they are dissatisfied their remuneration packages, the main reason people gave for moving on from their employer was for career development (19%). Additionally, 6% of respondents reported that they chose to take th... Read More →

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Our Retail Salary Survey - Multi-Channel vs Omni-Channel Insights

18 days ago by Rachel Bowman

Tags: retail, omnichannel, Retail jobs, retail recruitment, multichannel

The integration of digital into our everyday lives means that there are multiple channels for consumers to interact with retail brands; online from a desktop, mobile or tablet, by telephone or in a physical bricks and mortal store. The results of our Retail Salary Survey 2017,... Read More →

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Our UK Retail Salary Survey - Social Media Insights

25 days ago by Rachel Bowman

Tags: retail, digital, Retail jobs, retail recruitment, digital jobs, digital recruitment, social media

In January 2017 Quest Search & Selection conducted an online salary survey in partnership with Retail Gazette. Over 500 UK retail professionals were surveyed and their opinions and answers form the basis of this report. We would like to share some of our insights and will be l... Read More →

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Quest UK Retail Salary Survey

about 1 month ago by Rachel Bowman

Tags: retail, Retail Gazette, Retail jobs, retail recruitment

In January 2017 Quest, in partnership with Retail Gazette, launched the most comprehensive salary review of retail professionals in the UK. Over 500 UK retail professionals were surveyed and their opinions and answers form the basis of the report alongside insights from our ex... Read More →

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Christmas Shopping?

3 months ago by Rachel Bowman

Tags: retail, Christmas, Retail News, shoppers, E-commerce and Digital, Retail jobs, consumer insight, retail recruitment

Over a third of shoppers plan to increase their spending over Christmas, despite Brexit anxieties. New research from shopper marketing agency Savvy has found that UK consumers are less affected by looming inflation than many predicted, with over a quarter expecting to shop onl... Read More →

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Retail offers most lucrative pay increase of any job

4 months ago by Rachel Bowman

Tags: retail, Retail News, Retail Gazette, recruitment, Best pay increase, Living wage, Retail jobs, Quest Search & Selection, retail recruitment

Working as a retail representative offers the best pay increase opportunity of any job, according to a new study by Glassdoor. Retail ranked the second highest in terms of workers on minimum wage last year, according to the Office of National Statistics (ONS), with over 50 per... Read More →

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The changing face of the retail industry

6 months ago by Rachel Bowman

Tags: retail, Customer Experience, Retail Gazette, digital

The digital revolution has changed many things, from how we consume media and communicate with each other, to how we receive information. Its implications are all encompassing and the retail industry is no exception. In the past five years advancements in technology have trans... Read More →

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Quest Questions: retail entrepreneur Cos Constantinou

9 months ago by Rachel Bowman

Tags: retail, Fashion Design and Technical

Starting out in the footwear industry at the age of 15, and running multiple successful retail focused businesses including Kate Kuba, it is clear that entrepreneur Cos Constantinou lives and breathes shoes (and retail). Constantinou’s current venture provides a “360 service” ... Read More →