Wholesale & Retail Trade

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Through our expertise and corporate finance services, we advise wholesale and retail trade companies to navigate challenges within this industry. Whether it’s securing funding to support growth, acquiring a competitor during market consolidation, enabling a management buy-out or executing a trade sale, we can make it happen.

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Rick Martignetti, Associate
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Wholesale trends

The pandemic has been a catalyst for change across the wholesale distribution sector with many companies exploring new practices and strategies. Key trends include:

Intelligent supply chain planning technologies such as demand sensing, optimising inventory, multilevel planning and response management will become a priority as distributors want to increase visibility into demand and supply planning.

Investment in next-generation e-commerce platforms to improve customer experience.

Increasing focus towards optimised omnichannel marketing to enhance buyer experience.

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Retail Trade TRENDS

Retail sales have been resilient during the pandemic as consumers rapidly switched to online shopping. The high street has come under intense pressure from reduced footfall and increasing costs. Key trends include:

Retailers focusing on how to transition to Net Zero Retail by reducing carbon across operations, products and supply chains.

Adoption of a digital-first approach to improve the online retail experience.

Refocused efforts to improve the in-store experience through thoughtful experiential tactics.

Focusing efforts towards local shopping to serve increasing numbers of people working from home.


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The pandemic has accelerated business model transformation as online distribution becomes a key priority. We’re helping wholesalers and retailers fund transformation projects or explore consolidation and exit opportunities."

Rick Martignetti, Associate
Shaw & Co

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