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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.


Could Amazon be the push the fashion industry needs

4 days ago by Rachel Bowman

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

Not content with disrupting the tech, online and grocery industries, in February Amazon announced it would be making its first UK foray into fashion. This could not have come at a more pertinent time, with high street fashion chains going through turbulent times in the face of... Read More →


Bringing back Issa.....

6 days ago by Rachel Bowman

Tags: retail, Retail jobs, fashion recruitment

British premium contemporary brand Issa is making a comeback! The brand has been acquired by House of Fraser confirmed last week, adding Issa to its exclusive portfolio of brands. Issa was launched in 2003 by Brazilian born designer Daniella Helayel. Known for her beautiful dr... Read More →


Charity Run

7 days ago by Rachel Bowman

Tags: recruitment, charity

Well done to our London team for completing a 10k run in Regent's Park London on 14th of May, in support to our charity partner Honeypot children's charity. Since 1996 Honeypot has been working to enhance the lives of young carers and vulnerable children aged 5 – 12 years old.... Read More →


M&S plans to launch online food delivery service

21 days ago by Firdaus Khan

Tags: Retail News, shopper insights, ecommerce, online shopping

Marks & Spencer is making moves to enter the growing, yet crowded market of online food delivery. Shoppers will soon be able to order their favorite groceries plus high-end treats online and have it delivered to their doorstep as M&S prepares home delivery trials later this ye... Read More →


Rubee loves....It’s a Topshop love affair

about 1 month ago by Rachel Bowman

Tags: retail, fashion, fashion recruitment

The 5-piece bridal range from Topshop has officially launched last week and it’s been making a real stir! The dreamy collection accommodates to all tastes, featuring full length gowns, a bardot shoulder and a midi number. The styles are in sumptuous fabrics including bias-cut ... Read More →


Will we skip long queues at retail stores with 'Tap and Go' technology by 2021?

about 1 month ago by Firdaus Khan

Tags: retail, Retail News, shopper insights, technology

New technology will soon bring an end to the polite British habit of queuing within shops. Some of the UK’s biggest retailers including Amazon, Zara and Waitrose have already taken measures to eliminate queuing at checkout through traditional payment methods. Research by Zebra... Read More →


How apprenticeships are shaping the retail industry

about 2 months ago by Rachel Bowman

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

Earlier this month, National Apprenticeship Week celebrated not only those taking steps towards their future careers, but the businesses – especially retailers – which offer them the opportunity to do so. In 2015 over half a million apprenticeships were started in England, up ... Read More →


Facebook rolls out Collection, a new shopping feature for marketers

about 2 months ago by Firdaus Khan

Tags: Retail jobs, retail recruitment, shopper insights, ecommerce, facebook

Facebook has launched Collection, a new shopping ad format that is designed to enhance buyers’ shopping experiences on mobile devices. According to the blog post by the social media giant, Collection ad format allows marketers to feature a primary video or image on top of the ... Read More →


Mad about Fashion? Further insights from our Retail Salary Survey

about 2 months 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 →


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

2 months 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 →