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Recovery and safe transition into and beyond Retail New Normal needn’t be high risk. Retail Improvement specialists SWL’s ‘Crisis Recovery’ programme offers three essential components for Insight, Transition and Optimisation through this challenging period.

 

Retailers face 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 Crisis Recovery offers the best path and partnership for moving towards a new BAU for Retailers. We continue to publish detailed syntheses of our own and other Thought Leaders’ analysis of and predictions for the Retail New Normal in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. The articles can be found here:

There are three elements your business must get right… first time:

Business re-Opening with Certainty

Should you reopen the whole estate? What’s the best sequence?  What should your HR model look like? Do you have training programmes in place? What about the different needs of Colleagues? What are the learnings from Retailers who have actually traded for the last six months?

Best and Safest Shopping Experiences

How will you know if you’re offering the best environment and experiences for Customers and Colleagues from Day One – wouldn’t you like hourly feedback on how well you’re doing?

Reliable Strategy from Re-opening to BAU

Wouldn’t you like a plan for what to change and when over the first six months? Founded on:

Operational ‘Data fact’ + and supported by Expert knowledge + Proven methods and solutions.

Recovery and safe transition into and beyond Retail New Normal needn’t be high risk. SWL Crisis Recovery offers a partnership with three essential components for insight, transition and optimisation through this challenging period and beyond.

SWL Group International Ltd

Recovery and safe transition into and beyond Retail New Normal needn’t be high risk. SWL Crisis Recovery offers a partnership with three essential components for insight, transition and optimisation through this challenging period and beyond.

1Insight                                     

  • Understanding the new and evolving Retail landscape
  • Build an effective Recovery Plan

–   Most effective store opening plan

–   Best in-Store Health and Safety practices

–   Understand Customer behaviours – what’s changed/ changing

–   What is the best HR model for the new trading landscape

–   Understanding Colleagues’ different needs

–   Learnings from Retailers trading the last 6 months

2Transition          

  • Redefine the operation
  • Recover with considered change

–   Identify what to start, stop, enhance, continue to be effective now – and perform in the emerging Retail New Normal (RNN).

–   Reliable Foundation for Change

–   Act on operational ‘Data-fact’ + Customer & Colleague Feedback + Proven Methods + Expert knowledge

–   Make strong decisions for continuous improvement to Customers ‘Shopping’ and Colleagues ‘Working’ Experiences based on Real + Current feedback.

3Optimisation        

  • Having Redefined the operation
  • Optimise and sustain performance

–   Continuous review on Safety & welfare practices for Customer/ Colleague

–   Simultaneously, deploy best processes to trade effectively in a recession

–   Effective HR Model to deliver ‘Best Shopping Experience’ that’s optimised to the new Landscape/ Conditions and within Organisations capability.

–   Agile & Continuous Strategy – ability to pre-empt & adapt to further change and perform in the Retail New Normal.

 

Everyone wants help from a trusted advisor at a time of uncertainty – Retail Store Improvement specialists, the SWL Group, are a proven and robust choice for today’s complex market challenges. In the first instance if you would like more information on SWL Crisis Recovery, just call Gareth Richards on +44 (0)1527 895 020. Alternatively, you can email him at gjr@swlgroup.com.

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