The Retail Hive

The Retail Hive

The constant evolution of Retail is driven by changing consumer behaviour and expectation, disruptive technology and new business models. Think of the Retail Hive as your professional networking concierge – connecting you with relevant peers, ideas and solutions whilst saving you time ensuring you avoid what could be costly mistakes.

eCommerce is the fastest growing retail market in Europe, with sales in the UK, Germany, France, Sweden, The Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Spain expected to reach a combined total of £182.80 bn in 2016, representing growth of 17% on 2015. In fact, retail is an industry of constant change as newer sales and marketing channels become standard, business models transform and competition continues to increase. Our members (over 250 Heads of Digital/Multichannel/Marketing/Operations from Europe’s leading retail organisations) tell us that technology, consumer expectations, marketing programs and organisational structure are just some of the areas where continuous evolution presents ongoing challenges. But finding the right individuals to help, whether they be peers to share experience with or solution providers to partner with, can be difficult. The Retail Hive meets this gap, designed to meet the information and networking needs of Europe’s retail decision makers.

Advisory Board

  • The Retail Hive Board Member Mike Durbridge

    Mike Durbridge

    CEO

    Andrew Martin International

  • The Retail Hive Board Member Kamal Bal

    Kamal Bal

    Digital Experience Director

    Avon

  • The Retail Hive Board Member Enda Kelly

    Enda Kelly

    Director of eCommerce

    Rapha Racing

  • The Retail Hive Board Member Alison Lancaster

    Alison Lancaster

    Marketing Director

    House of Fraser

  • The Retail Hive Board Member David Williams

    David Williams

    Digital Experience Director

    ASOS

  • The Retail Hive Board Member James Holloman

    James Holloman

    Director of Marketing

    Selfridges & Co.

As a strictly senior level, invitation-only community, the Retail Hive promises a networking experience like no other. You will gain thought-provoking insight, practical solutions and quality time with top level contacts from the brands and partner you want to meet.

Access to the Retail Hive is not available to all. Members are handpicked based on their ability to contribute at a strategic level, creating the ideal environment for idea generation.

  • Heads of eCommerce and Digital
  • Multichannel Directors
  • Heads of Supply Chain & Logistics
  • CMOs and Head of Digital Marketing
  • Fulfilment and Operations Directors

from Europe’s most innovative retailers are engaged with the community, allowing you to benchmark against the best in the industry and build your network of contacts to support your business demands, now and for years to come.

I really liked the conversational format, it lends itself so well to sharing information and the carousel set the scene for discussion very well

David Williams

Digital Experience Director, ASOS

Hive Partners

  • Hive Partner DAI
  • Hive Partner Manhattan
  • Hive Partner Transform
  • Hive Partner Sorted
  • Hive Partner Softserve
  • Hive Partner Apptus
  • Hive Partner Adyen
  • Hive Partner Fits.me
  • Hive Partner Cognizant
  • Hive Partner Bloomreach
  • Hive Partner DHL
  • Hive Partner electio
  • Hive Partner Quill
  • Hive Partner Translations.com
10 October, 2017

Past Event: The Retail Hive Live: Innovation & Collaboration in Retail

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21 September, 2017

Past Event. The Retail Hive Live: Cracking International Markets

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24 May, 2017

Past Event. The Retail Hive Live: Where eCommerce Meets Fulfilment

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22 February, 2017

Past Event - The Retail Hive Live: Next Generation Digital Marketing

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18 October, 2016

Past Event - The Retail Hive Live: eComm & Fulfilment

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16th October 2017

With Pure Plays investing in bricks & mortars, the high street does have a future as long as your 'store' becomes an 'experience'

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27th September 2017

"Unparalleled opportunity to talk openly about solutions facing our business."

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15th August 2017

The Retail Hive Live Report: AI is the number one new technology for our members

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14th August 2017

Thinking about entering the German eCommerce market? Read on.

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14th August 2017

The Hive's Big Little Chat: Evans Cycles talks about Customer Engagement and 'The Coffee Stop' blog

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14th August 2017

The Hive's Big Little Chat: James Backhouse, Marketing Director at Evans Cycles, and the partnership with Sir Chris Hoy

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26th June 2017

Why are we becoming less British in our shopping habits?

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21st June 2017

Global online retail sales estimated to reach 8.8% of total retail spending in 2018

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5th June 2017

Robots in Warehouses; the future is happening now

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5th June 2017

Flamingos + Fulfilment = Retail Hive Live @ Kensington Roof Gardens

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24th April 2017

Have you considered therapy?

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27th March 2017

Do you meet your customer's in-store expectations?

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8th March 2017

The Retail Hive Live: Next Generation Digital Marketing Report - does Amazon's strength know no bounds?

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6th March 2017

"The level of people here is outstanding and everyone is sharing!"

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16th January 2017

Retail Peak Sales: Online 5 - High St. 0

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16th January 2017

Going Global? What you need to know as a retailer

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14th December 2016

Your guide to eCommerce re-platforming

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14th December 2016

Talking eCommerce & Fulfilment whilst playing ping pong

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30th November 2016

Are we taming the Black Friday beast?

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30th November 2016

What DO shoppers really want?

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30th November 2016

Helping us to make eCommerce Platform selection as easy as A, B, C

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28th November 2016

eCommerce re-platforming: 10 things you need to be prepared for

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11th August 2016

White Paper: Basket or Bounce?

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10th July 2016

Where do Ideas Come From?

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9th July 2016

The Rumble In Big Retail’s Jungle

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9th July 2016

How Storytelling Reinvigorates Your Brand