We’re delighted to announce the launch of our expert webinar sessions specifically for the independent retailer.
We’ll be hosting a series of 30 minute sessions led by industry experts on topics including tips on trading post lockdown, how to use social media effectively, how to control costs and margin, and sustainability. Additionally, Bira will be speaking about the key topics they are engaging with Government on and there will be Q&A opportunities after each session. The expert webinars will offer a wealth of relevant and insightful take-ways for all independent retailers!
The webinars are free to attend and one registration will provide you with the links for all the sessions.
Day One - Tuesday 16 March 2021
09:30 Changing consumer behaviour
The Consumer Champion
Retail Expert / Author
How consumer behaviour has changed as a result of the pandemic and what that means for retailers and brands. The session also looks how retailers can trade out of the pandemic.
11:00 Seasalt's sustainability strategy
Johnny Redmayne, UK and Ireland Wholesale Country Manager &
Deap Khambay, Head of Sustainability
Seasalt will share some insights about sustainability in general and what retailers should look out for when sourcing sustainable brands.
13:00 Independent retail in Covid times
Andrew Goodacre, Chief Executive
British Independent Retailers Association
A focus on Bira’s recent campaign highlights (including lobbying the Government regarding business rates), and the changes independent retailers have made to adjust to the Covid-19 impact.
14:30 Brexit update for retailers
Arron Nicholson, AIS &
Rob Lawry, Rohlig
AIS' Imports Manager along with Rohlig Logistics will share an update on delivery processes post Brexit and what retailers can do to minimise disruption.
16:00 AW 21/22 lifestyle and consumer trends
An overview of the overarching macro trends that will influence the consumer and how these will inspire new product innovation.
Day Two - Wednesday 17 March 2021
09:30 Social media trends for 2021
Social media trends for 2021 - the latest social media trends and practical tips for how retailers can harness them.
11:00 How to deliver THE WOW FACTOR in face-to-face fashion retail - the signature sales and service model to achieve superior results
Pudding Retail Fashion & Lingerie Consultancy
The Signature Sales and Service Model for face-to- face business to achieve the best customer engagement and sales.
13:00 Secrets from the Board Room: 5 simple things you can do to win at retail
Alchemist Business Consulting
Secrets from the Board Room: 5 simple things you can do to win at retail.
14:30 Effective visual merchandising to drive commercial impact
Katy Hoare, Senior Visual Merchandising Manager
In addition to providing styling hints and tips, Katy’s session will cover the key elements of good visual merchandising, the commercial benefits of using effective visual merchandising and managing a varied stock package.
16:00 Merchandising and stock control upskilling
Merchandising and Stock Control Upskilling