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Morrisons has named Andy Higginson as its new chairman

Comment: Morrisons pulls off a coup by drafting in Andy Higginson


Andy Higginson’s appointment as chairman of Morrisons makes him the first of Tesco’s golden generation of leaders to take up cudgels at one of his alma mater’s direct competitors.

Next, Oxford St

Comment: As it revises full-year profits up again, what is Next doing right?

By Anusha Couttigane

There’s no doubt that Next is now an established leader on the British high street. Its stores are everywhere and yummy mummies rave about it.


Comment: Is a business rates 'Tesco tax' the right way to go?

By David Ford

The tables were turned again on major retailers this weekend when a coalition of local councils made a tough proposal to the Government.

Building site

Comment: The rationale for the summer lull is a curious one


The idea of doing the right thing at the right time is still something that seems to elude the great bulk of retailers.

With anywhere between 25% and 60% of traffic coming through a mobile device, Superdrug, LK Bennett and B&Q, to name but a few, will be losing sales every day because they don’t have  mobile-optimised sites.

Comment: Sales knowledge is vital to ecommerce success

By Martin Newman

Retailers must leverage knowledge of their customers’ needs to optimise their ecommerce offers if they want to succeed in online retail.

Hermes has opened its innovative new Warrington hub

Blog: Why Sunday shopping makes life a little easier

By Carole Woodhead

It wasn’t too long ago that Sunday was truly the day of rest but all that has changed, fuelled by consumer demand and facilitated by Sunday delivery.

iPad sales are dwindling

Comment: Apple is not the only fruit – app strategies need to go beyond iOS

By Matt Champion

Apple’s latest figures are out and tablet sales were down 9.9% year on year for the quarter ending June 28.

Luxury fashion brands such as Burberry, Aquascutum and Barbour have all added to the allure of UK retail for international shoppers.

Comment: How mass-market retailers can tap into the ‘Ramadan rush’

By Dave Hobday

The UK’s mass-market retailers have sometimes been unsure of how best to attract greater numbers of international shoppers to their stores.

Sainsbury\'s former CEO Justin King speaking at the 2013 Oxford Summer School.

Oxford Summer School programmes nurture retail talent

By Dominic Prendergast

Programmes such as Oxford Summer School help to foster and inspire retailers in an industry where talent is a business’s greatest resource.

A new CEO will replace Philip Clarke this October after the firm registered its worst trading performance in forty years.

Comment: Philip Clarke leaves Tesco in unhappy 40th year at the grocer

By Jon Copestake

Dave Lewis will replace Philip Clarke at Tesco this October after the firm registered its worst trading performance in forty years.


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