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A large leading online digital retailer

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The client's challenge to TPC was to understand what best practice Merchandise Planning looks like in the digital world where stores are no longer the exclusive channel to market, and how this could be deployed to provide competitive advantage.

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Did you know?

We have an office in London, UK.

Our UK office opened in June 2012, and we have experienced tremendous growth, working with some of the biggest retailers including John Lewis, Arcadia Group, SuperGroup, Shop Direct Group.

Our work in the UK has brought a lot of success for our clients, who have - through our input and guidance - improved their systems and processes, to become more streamlined and successful in addition to maintaining their competitive edge.

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Who we are

About TPC

At Thought Provoking Consulting we have a growing team of over 30 specialist consultants. The team have a diverse mix of backgrounds, ranging from retail veterans to ex partners in large consultancy firms.

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Distinctive fashion brand retailer and wholesaler

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The client's challenge to TPC was to help it find a robust IT platform for the Property department. The platform needed to support the rapid growth of stores internationally to ensure tasks could be carried out more efficiently and more effectively without having to take on more staff.

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A highly successful, well-known department store chain with an online presence selling fashion, homeware and electrical items.

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To help the retailer understand whether its supply chain was fit for purpose given its stated multi-channel strategy and objectives.

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Our approach

About TPC

Thought Provoking Consulting was set up in order to challenge the status quo in retail consulting. The two founders Keith Taylor and Subir Gupta felt that by combining their experience they could create something unique.

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Who we do it for

About TPC

Thought Provoking Consulting works with a number of leading retailers, including some of the high street's most successful brands. Our team has worked across all of the retail verticals, giving us a breadth unparalleled in retail consulting.

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A leading online digital retailer's use of proactive pricing strategy

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A pure play online digital department store retailer wanted to become more sophisticated with its use of price. It wanted to become less reactionary and more proactive and informed in its use of this key element of the marketing mix.

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Skylar, TPC Consultant, Reveals the 5 Things she’s Learned Since Moving from Industry to Consulting

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Skylar Vanderbilt-Smith, TPC Consultant, reveals the 5 things she's learned since moving from the retail industry to consulting.

Following 5 years of experience working in Merchandise Planning across luxury and high-street brands she joined TPC and has shared the key lessons she's learnt whilst working as a consultant.

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There's no chance the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance. – Steve Ballmer - Microsoft CEO, 2007

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Arcadia Group optimizes Markdowns with Thought Provoking Consulting

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British Retail Group, Arcadia, invests in data science based Markdown Insight tool to improve operational effectiveness.

Having successfully trialled TPC's Markdown solution during 2017 in the Topshop and Dorothy Perkins brands, Arcadia have decided to deploy the solution to all brands...

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