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Industry expertise

Retail and Wholesale

Barclays is a trusted partner to many leading UK retail and wholesale businesses, providing innovative banking and financing solutions to meet the challenges of this fast-evolving sector.

Industry challenges and opportunities

  • Structural change as more and more retail is carried out online
  • Consumer confidence levels in changing economic climate
  • Changing consumer lifestyles and spending patterns
  • Fast growth/digital disruptors entering the retail market
  • Changing face of the high street.
Scale disruption and Brexit
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Scale, Disruption and Brexit

Despite the uncertainty of the coming years and Brexit looming on the horizon, one thing is for certain – a new paradigm for the grocery sector is dawning.

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Trending Now

The trends highlighted in this report mean retailers need to understand their customers and be agile enough to react quickly to changing preferences.

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Pipers
Client Story

Pipers

When an award-winning food manufacturer wanted to scale up its operations, Baclays' trade and assets finance helped equip Pipers to think bigger.

Client advantages

As well as a dedicated Relationship Director you will also have access to a variety of products and solutions. Click on the areas below to find out more about how Barclays can support you.

Expertise to support your ambitions

We provide specialists in key areas of the retail and wholesale sector to provide focused insight and support to every business.

  • Clothing, Accessories, Footwear & Department Stores Clothing, Accessories, Footwear & Department Stores

    Around two-thirds of the UK’s top 200 retailers, and 90% of FTSE 350 retailers, have a relationship with Barclays.

    We are valued for our long-term commitment to clients in this sector. Our experienced Relationship Directors can work with you to progress your plans for growth and development, streamline your banking processes and identify cost and time savings.

    Benefit from:

    • Dedicated Relationship Directors across the UK and Ireland, including our experienced London team
    • Networking opportunities and access to our industry contacts, plus regular sector meetings where industry experts discuss current issues and trends
    • A range of banking and financing solutions to support your activities, including cash management, corporate lending, FX services and liquidity management.
  • Food and Drink Food and Drink

    Barclays was the first UK bank to create a retail and wholesale team with a specialist focus on food and drink. Since then, we’ve built a deep understanding of the specific challenges and opportunities in this sector.

    Today, our National team of dedicated Relationship Directors provide extensive industry-specific banking experience – with the resources and insight to support your business through all trading conditions.

    Benefit from:

    • The support of a trusted voice within the food retail sector
    • Valuable networking opportunities, including regular sector dinners where clients and contacts meet up to hear about and debate industry developments
    • Tailored products and services to support and develop your business, including cash management, liquidity management, corporate lending and FX services.
  • Motor Motor

    Barclays has been committed to the motor retail sector for many years. Our team of experienced Relationship Directors work with motor businesses of every scale around the UK and Ireland, including dealerships, parts and accessories retailers and petrol station chains.

    In highly challenging market conditions, we are committed to using our experience, solutions and services to help you enhance your operations and give your business a clear competitive edge.

    Benefit from:

    • A trusted voice within the motor retail sector
    • Access to valuable industry contacts, including regular networking events
    • Regular research reports and industry events to discuss issues and innovations
    • A full range of banking and financing solutions, spanning cash management, corporate lending, FX management and liquidity management.
  • Household Household

    Barclays has been leading the way in specialist banking services for the household sector. Today 68% of the UK’s top 200 retailers work with us.

    The household sector is very diverse so we offer banking and financing solutions to match. These range from comprehensive FX services to manage your currency risks – to corporate lending to grow your business, recapitalise, refinance or consolidate debt.

    Benefit from:

    • Our knowledge of the retail sector, including regular research reports identifying key industry issues and trends
    • Valuable networking opportunities, including a range of regular industry events where you can meet peers and learn from industry experts
    • A full suite of banking and financing products and services to support your businesses, including cash management, corporate lending, FX management and liquidity management.
  • Industrial Wholesale Industrial Wholesale

    We are valued for our long-term commitment to merchants, dealers and traders across this sector. Our experienced Relationship Directors can work with you to progress your plans for growth and development, streamline your banking processes and identify cost and time savings.

    In highly challenging and uncertain market conditions, we are committed to using our experience, solutions and services to help you enhance your operations and give your business a clear competitive edge.

    Benefit from:

    • A trusted voice within the industrial wholesale sector
    • Valuable networking opportunities, including a range of regular industry events where you can meet peers and learn from industry experts
    • A full suite of banking and financing products and services to support your businesses, including cash management, corporate lending, FX management and liquidity management.

Find out about industry solutions

Financing
Solutions

Financing

Discover flexible, expert financing solutions built around your business – from meeting day-to-day expenditure to funding your ambitions for growth.

Trade solutions
Solutions

Trade Solutions

With an international network of local trade specialists, we offer a range of solutions help you execute and expand your trading activities with confidence.

Cash management solutions
Solutions

Cash Management Solutions

We can help ensure cash is working hard for you across your whole business – from seamless coordination of payments to efficient treasury management.

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Get in touch

To discuss your business requirements and how Barclays can support you, contact us today.