In the retail sector and in the world of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), clustering and scaling up are key. In retail, with its large volumes and small margins, process control is crucial for survival. At the same time, many large, well-known names are struggling in the face of the growing importance of ‘online’. Another factor playing a role is that long-term real estate contracts constitute an increasing burden for traditional retailers. In the FMCG world, branding and marketing continue to play an ever so important role. For its clients, Maes & Lunau finds professionals with expertise covering digitisation, marketing, finance and logistics.