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Consumer & Retail

For over 50 years, Progress Associés has supported executives and shareholders in the retail, consumer products and beauty and luxury industries.

Adaptability, a major concern for executives dealing with a fast-paced development

Today more than ever, the quality of governance and managerial teams as well as their capacity to adapt are of key importance to stay ahead in swiftly-changing markets.
Performing well while reinventing the business model requires agility and an openness to innovation and audacity, to design, initiate and drive projects for the future.

We do everything we can to provide the highest quality services and results for our clients in the Consumer & Retail lines of business.

Our expert knowledge clusters

New consumer expectations, the accelerating pace of innovation in products and services, environmental awareness, digital technologies and organisational transformations are all pressing challenges for industry players. We leverage our in-depth understanding of these issues, our detailed knowledge of organisations and the professionals working for them, as well as our long-term collaborations with executives to help build strong management teams, and provide them with long-term support to develop overall performance.

We have long-standing expertise in this industry, with in-depth knowledge of the players in retail (groceries and specialist retail) and all key roles. We have empowered our clients to build and reinforce their managerial teams, to be able to face the challenges of digital and omni-channel sales.

Our beauty and luxury team has strong operational experience in these industries and with their talents and organisations. We harness this savoir-faire to help our clients build organisations that will make a lasting difference in fields such as perfume, cosmetics and fashion.

We support our clients in this ever-changing industry where new technology is essential constantly transforming, revolutionising the value chain and the way people consume information. We take on this challenge with our clients, identifying and developing managerial teams with clear insight into technological and digital innovations, who are capable of creating and broadcasting attractive content for consumers, and reinventing ways to monetise it.

Digital technology is accelerating transformation across organisations, leading to lasting changes in how brands engage with their clients, and disrupting corporate data management. We leverage our understanding of digital ecosystems used by consumer & retail players, including pure players, combined with our Technology practice’s detailed expert knowledge of players and digital lines of business, to support our clients in the hiring of digital and tech profiles suited to your industries. We help you get ahead of the game and drive the changes needed to achieve growth using technology.

Innovative client experience

We are aware of the importance of new consumer expectations, with consumers paying more heed to environmental issues and requiring the implementation of ambitious CSR policies.


We harness technological development and the advent of digital which continue to transform the entire value chain from brand management and the customer experience to the distribution channels and supply chain.


The explosion of e-commerce is forcing brick-and-mortar retail to reinvent itself to provide innovative, high-premium customer experiences combining products and services.

Progress Associés makes a lasting contribution to the construction of your organisations

A unique combination of skills

The Progress Associés Consumer & Retail Practice team draws on a unique combination of operational experiences in managerial roles in B2C, as well as in-depth practice in identifying and assessing managerial teams and board directors.

Well-reputed digital expertise

In partnership with the Technology team, the Consumer & Retail team empowers our clients to hire or promote talent capable of tackling major changes in the industry, particularly related to the digitalisation of products and services.

Tailored solutions

Our size, expertise, flexibility and inter-practice cooperation at Progress Associés means we can provide our clients with custom approaches and solutions based on our knowledge of various markets.
As a member of the international network IIC Partners, we can also support our clients internationally.

Jean-Marc DANTON

Consumer & Retail Practice Leader

Marie-Dominique CHAPUIS

Practice Consumer & Retail


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