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Retail Week, May 2, 2014

Digital edition: Retail Week John Lewis at 150 – May 2014

Read the Retail Week John Lewis special anniversary issue as a fully digital edition.

Retail Week Property - April 2014

Digital edition: Retail Week Property - April 2014

Read the Retail Week Property supplement as a fully digital edition.

A1 - March 2014

Digital edition: Land Securities Retail - A1 magazine March 2014

Read the Land Securities Retail A1 magazine as a fully digital edition.

B and M has posted strong sales growth

B&M reports first-quarter like-for-like sales rise of 6%

Newly floated value retailer B&M has posted strong first-quarter sales growth and said that full-year guidance is in line with expectations.

Topshop and Topman will launch on etail giant Zalando in September as part of its European expansion drive.

Topshop to launch on Asos's European ecommerce rival Zalando

British brands Topshop and Topman will launch on fashion website Zalando in September as part of their European expansion drive.

Debenhams has appointed Matt Smith as chief financial officer

Mothercare finance boss Matt Smith to leave for Debenhams

Department group Debenhams has named Matt Smith as chief financial officer.

Argos Old Street

Argos cuts or freezes 10,000 prices as it unveils autumn/winter range

Multichannel retailer Argos launched its autumn/winter range on Saturday, featuring 43,000 products.

Grocery shoppers are increasingly searching for recipes using their smartphones

Surge in searches shows grocery shoppers turning to mobile technology

Grocery shoppers are increasingly making use of mobile technology as they plan shopping, evidenced by a surge in search volumes during the second quarter of 2014.

The Consumer 2014

Our latest report, in association with BT, features findings from a survey of 2,000 consumers and exclusive in-depth interviews to help identify where and how people are shopping and their changing attitudes.

Download Report

Lacoste has a long, pioneering history and the website is a brilliant example of its future-gazing approach, with multichannel at the heart of its strategy.

Website review: Lacoste Vs Svpply.com

Geoff Gower, managing creative partner at ais London shares his view on the design and usability of Lacoste and Svpply.com’s retail websites.

Retail Week’s cartoonist Patrick Blower’s take on Dave Lewis stepping into Philip Clarke’s shoes as Tesco’s new chief executive.

Blower’s retail cartoon: Dave Lewis takes on Tesco’s clean-up

Retail Week’s cartoonist Patrick Blower’s take on Dave Lewis stepping into Philip Clarke’s shoes as Tesco’s new chief executive.

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

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

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’

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

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