Alex Baldock is chief executive of Currys
‘Purpose’ and ‘ESG’ (environmental, social and governance) are buzzwords on everyone’s lips. We all know, don’t we, that companies aren’t just about making money any more.
Everyone knows that one effect of the pandemic will be a dramatic and enduring shift away from stores to online, right? Not quite.
We’re now only weeks away from the end of the government’s business rates holiday. I’m sure many of us are grateful for a decisive and vital measure that, for some retailers, has made the difference between surviving the pandemic and not.
Retail is divided on whether Black Friday is good or bad for the industry. Here two retail chief executives make their case.
So the votes have been counted and we should now know – or at least have a good idea of – who will form our next government.