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A highly successful, well-known department store chain with an online presence selling fashion, homeware and electrical items.
To help the retailer understand whether its supply chain was fit for purpose given its stated multi-channel strategy and objectives.
Did you know?
We have an office in California, USA.
Our US office opened in Sept 2015 and we've seen great progress across the pond.
The operation is being led by our Senior VP, Tamara Saucier, who's a highly-experienced industry expert. We also have great support from our associates, including Joshua Young who has paved the way for revolutionising product design using 3D technologies.
Our US team has had experience working with many US retailers including Saks, Macy's, Nike, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and The Home Depot, to name but a few.
Distinctive fashion brand retailer and wholesaler
The client's challenge to TPC was to help it find a robust IT platform for the Property department. The platform needed to support the rapid growth of stores internationally to ensure tasks could be carried out more efficiently and more effectively without having to take on more staff.
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There's no chance the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance. – Steve Ballmer - Microsoft CEO, 2007
A leading online digital retailer's use of proactive pricing strategy
A pure play online digital department store retailer wanted to become more sophisticated with its use of price. It wanted to become less reactionary and more proactive and informed in its use of this key element of the marketing mix.
Who we are
At Thought Provoking Consulting we have a growing team of over 30 specialist consultants. The team have a diverse mix of backgrounds, ranging from retail veterans to ex partners in large consultancy firms.
A large leading online digital retailer
The client's challenge to TPC was to understand what best practice Merchandise Planning looks like in the digital world where stores are no longer the exclusive channel to market, and how this could be deployed to provide competitive advantage.
Thought Provoking Consulting was set up in order to challenge the status quo in retail consulting. The two founders Keith Taylor and Subir Gupta felt that by combining their experience they could create something unique.
Multi-channel electronics retailer
The key priority was to provide the buying and merchandising function in the business with actionable insights to support trading decisions. We were given the task to develop and deliver better quality management information (MI), planning and forecasting capabilities, with the primary goal of giving the business control over its margin, sales, stock and intake.
Who we do it for
Thought Provoking Consulting works with a number of leading retailers, including some of the high street's most successful brands. Our team has worked across all of the retail verticals, giving us a breadth unparalleled in retail consulting.
Large fashion multi-brand retailer
A large and very successful fashion multi brand retailer with an international presence selling across channels and expanding rapidly.
Thought Provoking Consulting (TPC) announces Smart Trading partnership with House of Fraser
Press Release: Thought Provoking Consulting (TPC), a leading specialist retail consultancy with global reach, is pleased to announce today its partnership with House of Fraser, the UK and Ireland’s premium department store group.
TPC will provide promotion and markdown optimisation services to Houser of Fraser from October 2017 onwards.