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Industry Insight

Quest’s insight and market knowledge is unrivalled, thanks to over 20 years’ experience working with the best senior and executive 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.


Quest UK Retail Salary Survey

3 days ago by Rachel Bowman

Tags: retail, Retail Gazette, Retail jobs

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 →


Christmas Shopping?

2 months ago by Rachel Bowman

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

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 →


Retail offers most lucrative pay increase of any job

3 months ago by Rachel Bowman

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

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 →


The changing face of the retail industry

5 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 →


Quest Questions: retail entrepreneur Cos Constantinou

8 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 →


Retail Harmony: the blurring of multichannel retailing

10 months ago by Talya Misiri

Tags: retail, Customer Experience, omnichannel, E-commerce and Digital

“The sooner we drop the ‘e’ out of ‘e-commerce’ the better” – Bob Willett, Retail Veteran. While the retail climate is continually evolving before us, many are quick to dismiss the importance of traditional bricks-and-mortar retail. The rapid growth of click and collect, mobil... Read More →


HR Blueprint redefining Business goals

over 2 years ago by

Tags: HR, retail, Business

The talent turnover within each job industry ranges widely, yet it is no secret that the retail industry is where the highest levels of staff turnover lies. Andrea Cartwright, Director of HR at SuperGroup has identified that there is a need to define the strategic aims of the ... Read More →


Boots goes premium for Christmas

over 2 years ago by

Tags: Boots, Christmas

As UK consumers prepare to celebrate the first Christmas post-recession, health and beauty retailer Boots has taken the opportunity to launch its biggest Christmas campaign ever. Working in direct conjunction with customer feedback from last year’s festivities, Boots has enhan... Read More →


Apple’s new payment system sparks hot debate as experts divided

over 2 years ago by

The announcement before the launch of the eagerly anticipated iPhone 6, that the new Apple product would feature a mobile wallet, had been hotly anticipated by experts. However the details of the new system that many believe could pose a considerable threat to payment giants s... Read More →


Is Britain a nation of anti-social shoppers?

over 2 years ago by David Requena

Tags: Britain, Anti Social Shoppers, Retail News

Britain has been labelled a nation of ASSes, anti-social shoppers that is, after it has been revealed that an increasing number of consumers are using mobile technology to shop in less than orthodox situations. Research from has shown that almost half (48... Read More →