Ritesh Mohan, Founder, RetailRitesh.com

Ritesh Mohan, Founder, RetailRitesh.com

  • A Retail expert with over 23 years of experience in the Retail sector in the Middle East Region, specializing in beauty and fragrances and fashion segments.

 

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Overview

The retail industry worldwide is one of the major revenue earners for the economy. Actually, the retail business is one of the most low-cost and profitable startup operations. A report from Forbes suggests the retail market is expected to grow in the coming days. The reasons primarily are income growth, urbanization, and attitudinal shifts.

00:50- About Ritesh Mohan

  • A Retail expert with over 23 years of experience in the Retail sector in the Middle East Region, specializing in beauty and fragrances and fashion segments.
  • He is a transformational thought leader in the retail sector.
  • Previously spearheaded the Retail division of Nabeel perfumes as General Manager-across GCC (approx 35 stores) & team of 84 people.
  • A prolific writer who believes in sharing his retail wisdom through his blog.

01:16- What are the major challenges faced by the brick and mortar retailers?

  • The main challenge is the new manifestation of retail that is e-commerce.
  • Due to COVID-19, the world was locked down which impacted the consumer behavior and their shopping patterns, and preferences.

03:48- What goes into building and retaining a great team in retail?

  • A change in mindset is required from the employer.
  • When you start reaching your vision, if you are able to reach the hearts of your employees, that is where the change will start happening.

06:53- How are e-commerce platforms impacting brick-and-mortar retail?

  • The statistics say that e-commerce is only 12-14 percent of the entire retail turnover.
  • 86-87 percent still comes from physical brick-and-mortar.
  • E-commerce is growing at a double-digit kind of growth rate, so if that growth rate continues, then the share will shrink.
  • E-commerce is nothing but one of the manifestation of physical retail itself.

21:58- Advice to young people

  • My advice would be, done, not hesitate to experiment.
  • Try and fail, do not be from failing. Failure is evident, so fail forward. It teaches you a lot.
  • Learn new technologies, focus more on soft skills.

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You can connect with Ritesh Mohan- LinkedIn

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  • A Retail expert with over 23 years of experience in the Retail sector in the Middle East Region, specializing in beauty and fragrances and fashion segments.
  • He is a transformational thought leader in the retail sector.
  • Previously spearheaded the Retail division of Nabeel perfumes as General Manager-across GCC (approx 35 stores) & team of 84 people.
  • A prolific writer who believes in sharing his retail wisdom through his blog.

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