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Welcome to SWL Group International Ltd

SWL is a specialist business consultancy in Retail Productivity Improvement. As expert business advisers, we collaborate with Retail and Grocery Operations teams within some of the UK’s largest retailers, adding value in every customer engagement.

At SWL we use our breadth of business strategy experience to advise our clients on how to transform their businesses by making significant and lasting Retail Productivity, operations and performance improvements. Ultimately, this ensures that their store operations are the very best they can be. As established Retail consultants and advisers, we combine unparalleled knowledge and leadership in retail and productivity services with state of the art workforce management solutions to provide comprehensive, unique and value-added offerings to each of our clients. SWL are market leaders in Retail business strategy. The Retail, Supermarket, Grocery and Food to Go experts.

Our Experience

SWL have been the trusted Retail Productivity advisers to many leading retailers for over 30 years.

At SWL, we make no secret of our intentions to exceed our customers’ expectations every time. We constantly deliver satisfaction by creating bespoke, customer-centric solutions for each client, which yield significant, measurable benefit to their businesses. As thought leaders and operational business consultants within the Retail industry, we work across all verticals: Department Stores; Drug, Health and Beauty; Electronics and Mobile Phone; Entertainment and Books; Fashion; Grocery, Food Service and Restaurants; Home Improvement and Garden; Office Supplies; Sporting Goods; Value Retailers and Variety Retailers.

Choosing to partner with SWL wasn’t a difficult decision. They clearly demonstrate thought leadership and innovation through the solutions they have developed in order to solve Retailers’ current burning issues.

IT Systems Manager, Scotmid Co-op

SWL’s ‘Roadmap to Zero’ solution for Store Loss Prevention

SWL is focused on providing leading retail organisations with measurable operational improvement to help them be ‘The best they can be’ when it comes to Loss Prevention management.

If you would like more information on SWL’s Roadmap to Zero solutions for Store Loss Prevention and shrinkage reduction, just call Gareth Richards on +44 (0)1527 895 020 or email at: gjr@swlgroup.com

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F2G 360 Solution – for your best performance in Food to Go

F2G 360 enables Convenience & Forecourt Retailers to operate a more effective and profitable food service operation in Stores

A Measure, Insight, Adapt, Perform approach from an Expert team – contact us today for more information on F2G 360, a truly comprehensive Food to Go solution.

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SWL Retail Crisis Recovery

Through 2020 and into 2021, Retailers have faced the toughest challenge since the 2008-12 economic global recession – namely reopening whole estates after an unprecedented crisis and operating in an unknown Retail landscape. SWL’s Retail Crisis Recovery (SWL-RCR) offers the best path and partnership towards a new BAU for Retailers.

Recovery and safe transition into and beyond Retail New Normal needn’t be high risk. SWL’s Retail Crisis Recovery combines thirty years of Retail Productivity experience with three essential components for insight, transition and optimisation through this challenging period. SWL – the Retail business strategy experts.

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SWL Retail CCX

SWL’s CCX solution is the future of Retail Customer engagement. It enables the imperative understanding of your Customer’s shopping experience, continuously, every day. Informed with data-fact, retailers can safely implement change, with the customer at the heart of every decision.

Talk to SWL today about your specific application, and discuss how Retail CCX can transform your customer engagement and improve Retail Productivity throughout your Operations. SWL – the Retail business  modelling and strategy experts.

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SWL Retail Time & Attendance app

2020 has shown that the balance of Service and Cost Management is vital now for Retailers.  Retail Time & Attendance from SWL is designed for Retailers by Retail Experts. At last, a customer-focused Time and Attendance APP for inStore Retail labour cost management, WFM and service delivery. No compromise!

This is a specialist Workforce Management solution for Control, Accuracy, Clear Authorisation, Error Reduction, Management and Control, Customer Focus, Compliance and Flexibility, Legislative Agility and Head Office Retail Productivity improvements.

If you would like more information on SWL’s Retail Time & Attendance app, or to book a demo, please contact us via the link below. SWL – the Retail business modelling, strategy, labour force and Workforce Management (WFM) experts.


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SWL – Thought Leaders

SWL’s track record springs from our specialist knowledge and ability to understand and adapt to the retail industry’s major challenges and opportunities, and how they impact on Retail Productivity and operational efficiency.

As Thought Leaders and business consultants in Retail, we have access to our substantial body of primary research. We keep our ears closely to the ground, tracking and synthesising short-term and long-term industry trends. Our weekly sources include fellow Thought Leaders: McKinsey & Company, Deloitte, KPMG, PwC, Boston Consulting Group, MIT, The Economist, The Grocer, Retail Bulletin and British Retail Consortium. Our clients gain from our ability to adapt our solutions to these significant market changes. Their testimonials speak for themselves. Call us on 01527 895020 to discuss how SWL can advise you on productivity improvement in the face of these complex issues.  SWL – world-leading experts in Supermarket and Grocery Retail Productivity. Thought leaders in retail business strategy consultancy, business modelling and operational efficiency.

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