Topics: Merchandising

Are Women in B&M Treated Fairly?

Happy International Women’s Day: here’s to strong women everywhere. I know I’ve never hesitated to do the things I wanted in life, and have not seen any gender barriers blocking me. I grew up in a very female household; I went to an all-girls school; most of my bosses have been female; I’ve seen two female

read more

Assistant Merchandisers – Cherry Picking The Best

The longer I recruit for the merchandising world, the more I come to the realisation that Assistant Merchandisers are the biggest and most essential cog in the machine that is retail. And as we all know, merchandising is – as a function – at the very heart of the smooth running of a retail head office. I think what

read more

Counter Offers

So you’ve resigned and the boss you’ve asked time and time again for a promotion / a pay rise is surprised? Erm…..REALLY?! Next thing you know – HR have cornered you and offered you everything but a company Rolex to stay (let’s be honest, if they had one they would offer it to you!) including

read more

Graduate Day

Our first graduate day of 2016 was held last week on the 2nd February and – as ever – we really put our 4 carefully selected grads through their paces! After a brainstorming session pre-2016, we decided to add some new elements to our already robust AQUAretail graduate sessions – as they entered their 11th year.

read more

How I Landed My Dream Job

Catherine Tooke – Director of Planning at Coach – tells AQUAretail how she managed her career to achieve the executive position she’s in today… When did you first find out about merchandising as a career? I found out about merchandising as a career after I did an internship in investment banking. Although I loved the

read more