Political intelligence for public affairs and government relations in the retail sector
A sector in transition
The politics of the retail industry
The decline of the high street, high rents, high energy costs, the rise of online shopping and ecommerce, DRS, EPR, HFSS, labour market shortages and business rates. Retail is facing a myriad of challenges and public affairs teams are stretched as they try to keep up with everything that affects their businesses. DeHavilland’s Retail clients rely on our in-house experts to improve their knowledge and capacity, freeing up time to focus on the important parts of their roles.
DeHavilland political intelligence for retail
Track regulatory divergence
While much of the retail sector is still operating on retained EU law, post-Brexit regulatory divergence will continue to alter the landscape for businesses. Brexit has also affected the migrant workforce and the need for new trade deals around the world.
DeHavilland keeps you updated with all the regulation debates so you know what is changing and when, and how you can get involved to help influence policy.
Understand your sentiment in parliament
How are you, your competitors and your , perhaps your competitors are or even retail as a whole. From issues around product safety to HFSS, you need to understand the lens through which policymakers perceive you to build and improve your public affairs strategy.
DeHavilland tracks all mentions of your custom search terms from every political source and uses the latest sentiment analysis tools to help you understand your position today, and what you need to do to improve it.
Map your stakeholders
Facing constant high pressure changes and with the next general election imminent, you need to understand who your stakeholders are now and in the future. And generic stakeholder maps do not do the trick.
DeHavilland PeoplePoint lists thousands of contacts from MPs and SpAds to councils and regulatory bodies, and even prospective parliamentary candidates, and our in-house analysts can map out your target decision makers so you can engage them directly.
Monitor the big picture in real-time
Whether your business is being impacted by the cost of living, levelling up, food standards or data collection, you need to know what is happening as it happens.
DeHavilland’s political monitoring provides real-time coverage of the latest developments, while our in-house policy team keeps you updated with the changes that will impact you.
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