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Former British Retail Consortium Director General chairs Retail Economics

Stephen Robertson, the former British Retail Consortium Director General, has been appointed as the Chairman of Retail Economics, the independent economics consultancy.

Stephen brings with him a wealth of experience, in a retail career spanning over three decades including Marketing Director at B&Q plc, Group Managing Director - Screwfix and currently Non-Executive Director at Timpson and Clipper Retail Logistics plc.

Stephen Robertson, Chairman of Retail Economics, said: “I have never known a period as disruptive or challenging as now. The need to understand consumer and industry trends and use actionable insight has never been so vital.

“The team at Retail Economics help businesses by providing easy to understand, rapid and comprehensive analysis of the latest economic trends and forecasts necessary to succeed in today’s evolving retail landscape. In retail, knowledge is advantage. Retail Economics is changing the rules of retail insight. I am delighted to be a part of their talented team.”

Richard Lim, Chief Executive of Retail Economics, said: “Stephen’s leadership, talent and expertise will be a great asset to Retail Economics and we are excited to welcome him to the company. With his vast experience on a number of retail boards, Stephen brings real-life insight into the challenges that the UK retailers are facing today, in a rapidly evolving and digitally-driven consumer world.”

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