The Retailer

Privacy and Cookie Policies

Privacy Notice:

The Retailer Group is a B2B retail consultancy run by Gordon Bell and Gordon Macpherson. Company address: Positive Management Solutions (Trading as The Retailer Group), 1 Kingsmeadow, Crudwell, Wiltshire, SN16 9HT

The only personally identifiable data we collect is the data site users voluntarily submit using the Contact Form. We do not collect what the Information Commissioner’s Office describes as ‘Special Category data’. Please see the ICO definition here.

We collect it only for responding appropriately to people who make an enquiry, sign up to the Newsletter mailing list or to occasionally distribute content useful to companies in the Retail sector.

We collect it electronically, use it for the purposes described above and do NOT share it with anyone else. We only hold it for as long as necessary for the purposes described.

Your data is protected by multiple passwords on different platforms and devices. The Retailer Group has never had a data breach.

Your legal rights as a user: access, correction, erasure, object to processing, restriction of processing, transfer to a different processor and withdrawal of consent. If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact You do not have to pay a fee to exercise these rights but we may charge a fee if we judge your request to be unfounded, repetitive or excessive. We may also refuse to comply in these circumstances. We will respond to all reasonable requests within 28 days.

Cookie Policy:

Cookies are important to the proper functioning of this site. To improve your experience and the site overall, we use cookies to collect data and optimize site functionality.

Specifically, we use the data to:

– Make sure the website looks consistent and functions across different devices

– Collect anonymised user data

– allow users to post comments on the Retailer blog page

You cannot be personally identified from the data we collect using cookies.

You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when websites set or access cookies. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this website may become inaccessible or not function properly.

Third party links:

This website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit.

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