Prague, Czech Republic and Moscow, Russia (PRWEB) September 06, 2012
Prague, Czech Republic and Moscow, Russia – Retail Solutions, a leading European retail advisory and consulting provider has begun franchising its structured business model. Art Vartanian, Managing Director of Retail Solutions commented “Over the past 10 years, Retail Solutions has created tremendous brand awareness within the emerging markets. As Retail Solutions embarks on the next phase of its growth, a decision has been made to establish roots via territory specific franchise rights. This has created an opportunity for ambitious entrepreneurs to operate under the Retail Solutions umbrella in a stimulating and challenging environment enabling personal and professional growth.”
Retail Solutions roots where established in the mid 90’s when current management was instrumental in bringing western retailing giants, Kmart and then Tesco to the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Patrick Hopper, Partner at Retail Solutions commented, “In the 90’s, solid financial/operational expatriates focused on developing businesses while simultaneously training and guiding young enthusiastic locals. This core group of locals emerged as the leaders of the future in many of these businesses.”
Retail Solutions vision is to create a consulting and advisory company that blends the skills of these pioneer expatriates, with those of successful local executives to work with the next generation of executives in emerging markets. Retail Solutions provides Human Capital, Intellectual Property and Relationship Capital that are the key assets in driving and maximizing growth while building company value.
“Our firm seeks partners who have a strong knowledge of the retail sector to represent Retail Solutions in their respective market. This has certainly been the case with our new Romanian franchise partners.” commented Joseph Suran, Retail Solutions Operational Director.
In conclusion, Mr. Hopper added “Our goal is to build a boutique international consulting practice, focused on providing simple but relevant solutions derived from complex data to retailers in emerging markets. Talented, enthusiastic locals who already have a solid retail background and can benefit from the breadth of knowledge that Retail Solutions core team brings to the table.”
RETAIL SOLUTIONS was founded in 2002 to provide professional advisory and consulting services for retail companies and banks, funds, private equity parties that invest in retail. Services are targeted to chain store retailers, shopping centers and retail investors categorized into four general categories Big Picture Retail, Retail Operations, Financial and Partnering. Retail Solutions primarily operates in Russia, the Czech Republic, and the Slovak Republic with partnerships in Armenia and Romania.