5-7 August 2018, NEC Birmingham

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MEET THE SPEAKERS: Rachel Peterman


Moda’s seminar programme is a highlight of the show, helping visitors to get ahead in business with the help of experts in their field. Over the next two weeks, Moda will introduce each speaker as part of its Meet the Speakers series, allowing buyers to prepare for the exhibition above and beyond the business of buying. Today, we take five minutes with industry expert Rachel Peterman. 

For ten years, Rachel Peterman’s focus was the luxury goods sector. Her impressive career spanned buying and selling positions at Gucci, Bloomingdales, Michael Kors and Coach, and her expertise knew no bounds when it came to aspirational selling, and positioning brands within a global market place. 

Last year however, Rachel had a change of focus. She realised that her expertise and insider knowledge could be used to help smaller businesses find their own niche in the fashion market. Carousel & Co was born and, despite still being a young business, the company has already helped hundreds of retailers through its consultancy work, workshops and business advice. 

The company’s blog (read more here) has attracted a cult following, with its practical posts advising on how to buy at a trade show, or increasing Christmas sales. For new businesses in particular, Rachel’s straight-talking advice – and her own personal experience of recently launching her own business – have made Carousel a one-stop-shop for all manner of new start-up queries. 

Rachel Peterman was the perfect choice for Moda’s New Business Tuesday initiative – brought to you in conjunction with bira – and she will deliver a thought-provoking seminar at 11.45 on Tuesday 8 August. Join her to find out how Independent Retailers can Grow and Compete. 



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