Chris Brook-Carter is Editor-in-chief of Retail Week.
Chris has covered the FMCG and retail industries for 15 years, in particular covering the food, drinks and clothing sectors.
Before joining Retail Week, he was editorial director and publisher of just-food, just-drinks and just-style.
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Waitrose managing director Mark Price has so clearly drawn a line in the sand by threatening to derail a potential tie-up between Ocado and rival grocer Morrisons.
In posting a 6.2% rise in underlying pre-tax year-end profits, Sainsbury’s deflected some attention away from the rumours surrounding Justin King’s eventual departure.
The factory collapse that took the lives of more than 380 people last week has again swung a spotlight on retail supply chains.
- Comment: Digital is the new battlefield for the grocery sector
- Victoria’s Secret drafts in Aurora omnichannel director Ish Patel
- Comment: Tough decisions will set Tesco on the right track
- Comment: Hilco has work to do to get HMV back on song
- Comment: We need a clear-out of archaic retail rules
- Comment: Peter Marks leaves a mixed legacy at the Co-operative
- Comment: Budget blow for retail but door opens for rates reform
This week Tesco marked the retirement of Dame Lucy Neville-Rolfe from its ranks in a fittingly glamorous evening at the V&A Museum.
Retailing remains one of the most fiercely competitive sectors in British business, but it is also bound by common values and an innate sense of togetherness.
News that Tesco is to review the future of its loss-making US business Fresh & Easy, and part ways with his highly-regarded deputy CEO Tim Mason, once more demonstrate boss Philip Clarke’s ability to take the tough decisions, but the move will ask as many questions as it will answer.
- Blog: Chuggers rule OK?
- Comment: Moore to do for HMV chief
- Employment, entrepreneurship and effort - retailers will Take That
- Grocery adjudicator will lead to conflict not conciliation
- Retailers and publishers face creative disruption
- Seeking out retail's silver lining
- China's rise could test retail's CSR credentials