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The Co-operative Group is in need of reform

Comment: The Co-operative Group needs to tame its unwieldy nature

Last week the Co-operative Group came under the spotlight again as Lord Myners, the man brought in to reform the businesses, resigned.

Tesco\'s Giraffe restaurant business adds appeal to its hypermarkets

Comment: Save our supermarkets from a ghost-town fate

It is no news that high streets are facing stiff competition from online platforms and out-of-town shopping centres.

Pets at Home has opened a specialist dogs fascia called Barkers

Comment: How much money can Pets at Home make from pampered pooches?

Now that the first wave of retail IPOs has got away it’s good to see that newly quoted companies are embracing potential growth opportunities that, if successful, will reward new investors.

Next is moving from a two- to four-season buying cycle

Comment: Next’s results show it is a retailer for all seasons

Next’s shift from seasonal to on-demand retail seems to be paying dividends.

Google stores could showcase technology such as Google Glass

Comment: Google brings Minority Report one step closer to reality

It has been revealed that Google is nearing the opening of its first retail store in New York, following speculation that the search giant is to open a shop in Dublin.

The Co-operative interim boss Richard Pennycook used the unveiling of The Co-operative’s catastrophic losses as an opportunity to rally for reform at the beleaguered mutual.

Analysis: Is it curtains for The Co-op unless it reforms?

As the Co-operative’s interim boss Richard Pennycook unveiled of The Co-operative’s catastrophic £2.5bn loss he took the opportunity to urge boardroom reform at the beleaguered mutual.


Q&A: Debenhams boss Michael Sharp on multichannel and reducing promotions

Debenhams this week revealed it is revising its promotional strategy as first-half profits plunged owing to excessive discounting. Retail Week speaks to boss Michael Sharp.


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