Don't miss this week
John Lewis announced over the weekend it is to launch a £100,000 technology start-up incubator, JLab, in a bid to find the next big idea in retail.
Marks & Spencer lingerie and beauty stores will open in Saudi Arabia this month, following a model developed in the retailer’s Indian business (pictured).
Specsavers has signed a sponsorship deal with Channel 4 as it ramps up its long-running ‘Should’ve gone to Specsavers’ marketing campaign.
The Body Shop has hired former Planet Organic commercial director Linda Campbell as its retail director.
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has launched guidelines to protect the retail sector’s 3 million employees from violence.
Consumer confidence remained flat in February after surging six points in January, according to the GfK UK Consumer Confidence Index.
Under the leadership of managing director Joey Wat, health and beauty retailer Superdrug has embarked on an ambitious revamp programme and is launching new store formats.
The BRC this morning unveiled details of its plan, compiled with accountancy firm EY, to reform the burdensome business rates system. Retail Week outlines the options the BRC has put forward.
After a prolonged hibernation, the retail IPO market is open for business. However, in the rush to list we may see as many rumoured IPOs sink without trace as actually float.
In amongst all the festive data and commentary ushered in by the New Year, the BRC’s annual Retail Crime Survey often stands out as a more challenging read.