Industry Practices

Retail & Consumer Goods
With energy costs increasing, commodities under pressure and consumer expectations growing, the case for sustainability has never been stronger.

Retail & Consumer

The Retail & Consumer Practice works with major brands across the sector:

  • Retail
  • Food and beverage
  • Personal and household goods

We also work with the suppliers, stakeholders and consultancies which support the sector.

Wilbury Stratton is in a unique position to witness trends and share market intelligence. Dynamic global brands are using sustainability as a strategic platform to deliver business outcomes.

We consult with CEOs and Boards about their sustainability strategy and how this impacts operations. There are challenges at every stage of product life cycle: from sourcing raw materials, through manufacture and distribution to final consumer use and disposal.

More specifically, we help our clients source and select the professionals who are moving the sustainability agenda forward.

Competitive advantage is gained by turning the demands of a new low carbon, resource efficient and brand-led landscape into opportunities.

We specialise in recruiting individuals for our clients in all areas of the drive for competitive advantage. These individuals are involved in a wide range of activities including:

  • Sustainable agriculture and raw material sourcing
  • Climate change and resource scarcity
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Health and nutrition
  • Eco efficiency
Wilbury Stratton engagement

Typically at or near Board level, the senior level hires we source for clients in the industry are responsible for functions including:

  • Corporate Affairs and Communication
  • Environment and Climate Change
  • Ethics & Compliance and Risk
  • Corporate Governance
  • Marketing, Innovation and Brand Management
  • Senior Strategic and Programme Management

The Retail & Consumer Practice has a global reach, working on international mandates in Europe, Asia and the United States.

Recent assignments include:

  • Director of Sustainability: FTSE 100 Global Apparel Retailer
  • Vice President Corporate Responsibility: Fortune 500 Global Food Retailer
  • Head of Ethics & Compliance: Fortune 500 Global Beverage Retailer


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