Retail woes force agents to adapt

Shop closing down

Agents are having to think creatively to win business in an increasingly tough retail market.

Logically enough, the focus of the reports tends to be on the retailers themselves, which often employ many thousands of people and are usually household names. But what of the retail agents? How are they adapting to the new reality on the high street?

While there are no definitive figures available, anecdotal evidence suggests that there are plenty of retail specialists currently in the jobs market. “There are definitely people floating around looking for jobs – unfortunately mostly at a more senior level rather than the younger guys,” says Neil Hockin, director at Lunson Mitchenall.

This content is only available to registered users

You must be logged in to continue

Gated access promo

Would you like to read more?

Register for free to finish this article

Registration includes the following benefits:

  • Access up to four FREE articles per month
  • Breaking news, comment and analysis from industry experts as it happens
  • Choose from our portfolio of email newsletters

To access this article REGISTER NOW

Four articles not enough? SUBSCRIBE for unlimited access to over 100 weekly articles and our comprehensive archive. For as little as £5 per week.

Registered users and subscribers SIGN IN here to continue