2017 will definitely go down as the year of change and the dawn of a new era in retailing. The Movers & Shakers report really does mirror the dynamic market we’re all part of and this edition is no exception – with over 30 new entrants in the report we are seeing a new breed of retail emerging.

The remit of the Movers & Shakers was always to identify those individuals who were making a difference in Retail and this year more than ever we are seeing those who are not only making a difference but often are doing things differently, trying new ways, being brave and smart in the face of adversity and succeeding in this challenging world of Retail which we all love so much.

This is illustrated perfectly by our Top 5 retailers – all from the fast paced and demanding world of fashion retailing unified by their pioneering and visionary approach that embraces the new digital age head on.

In this age of digital transformation anything really is possible and with the amazing talent emerging in the retail arena, combined with the experienced retail heads, I am genuinely excited to be part of the journey ahead of us all.

I’d love to hear your views on this year’s report and look forward to some lively discussion!

Denise Davidson, Retail Advocate | K3 Retail

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