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Former Carpetright boss Darren Shapland has been appointed as Poundland chairman today. Retail Week profiled Shapland in 2012 when he was hired by Carpetright.
Read the Retail Week Customer Insight supplement as a fully digital edition.
Breakfast briefing: Retail news on Tesco's digital screen, food promotion and the plastic bag charge
Retail news round-up on July 16, 2014: Tesco introduces screen technology, Charge for bags may be increased, NFU slams Tesco.
Retail news round-up on July 11, 2014: Made.com introduces product scanning tech, Peacocks ‘Made in Britain’ top from India and Amazon seeks permission to test drones outdoors
Tesco is testing slimline card-only checkouts in its busiest London stores in a bid to save space and reduce queues during peak times.
Maplin is to aggressively expand its online arm and push its fledgling travel format into railway stations.
Landlord Hammerson is rolling out geo-location technology iBeacons to all of its European shopping centres, including the Bullring in Birmingham this summer.
The Co-operative Food is testing attaching tablet devices to trolley handles to encourage in-store customer feedback during the shopping trip.
The retail technology start-up community is booming. Retail Week finds out how retailers can tap into what the sector has to offer.
Marks and Spencer and Tesco demonstrate that the role of the modern CFO does not stop at finance but extends into every aspect of retail.
News that Mamas and Papas may need go through some form of restructuring, primarily due to having too many stores, comes as no surprise.