Charles Compton is energized by travel, new experiences, other cultures and understanding how the world works in different places. Charles enjoys discovering authentic products that are unique to a region and establishing meaningful relationships with those artisans and suppliers. Charles is most rewarded when he creates a retail environment which is unique to a property that enriches the guest experience.
With an extensive retail background of 30 years Charles began working after college as a buyer for Macy’s, that led into buying corporately for a chain of men’s specialty stores, then ultimately led to an Executive position as a Merchandise Manager for luxury retailer Neiman Marcus. Charles learned the art and science of retail from some of the best retailers in the industry. These experiences sparked his interest in both the psychology of the consumer and the business of retail merchandising and buying. His passion for sourcing, executing, and creating meaningful retail environments was his motivation to start his own retail consulting business focused on hospitality , Mars (Merchandising and Retail Specialists) Solutions.
A solutions oriented thinker Charles is driven to create something that looks great yet performs well, enriching the guest experience while rewarding the client. He is a self described entrepreneur driven by a passion for creating: whether in form of ideas, concepts, brands, memories, meaningful things, while experiencing relationships, travel and culture.
We specialize in creating and successfully implementing state-of-the-art strategic and practical solutions for resorts, hotels and Spa retailers needs in the areas of retail, marketing, technology, and leadership.
Using a process of working collaboratively with our clients, we help accelerate individual and organizational change and achieve sustained performance improvement through strategic development consulting services, action-based learning workshops, and trends analysis and previews of the retail future.
Mars Solutions will customize your retail consulting package to your needs by our Process Needs Assessment Analysis, making the best recommendations for your stores.