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Accompanied UK store visits

Our Managing Director Steve Collinge regularly hosts new format store tours for overseas retailers, suppliers, investors, industry analysts and companies looking to better understand potential customers and build distribution in the UK Home Improvement and Gardening market.

We provide a unique and tailored service covering any time period from one to five days, which can include:-

  • A review of UK market performance, the factors affecting growth and an overview of each of the key retailers, their trading strategy, financial performance, store portfolio, key contact details and recent developments.
  • Analysis and insight into each of the relevant product categories in the UK market by product group and sub-category.
  • Visits to the latest new format stores including B&Q, Bunnings Warehouse, Wickes and Screwfix.
  • Meeting with existing (non-competing) suppliers in the sector to ask questions and learn about the UK market.
  • Overview of potential competitors within the UK market.
  • Overview of current retail price points within relevant categories and across retail channels.

If you're interested, then contact us here, or alternatively write directly to our Managing Director Steve Collinge at Steve@irg.co.uk.

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Thank you for the excellent presentation that you gave at Woodbury Park on Thursday morning. It was very interesting and thought-provoking for our Retail members. The feedback has been excellent.

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Martin Elliott. Chief Executive - Home Hardware.
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