Charlotte Hardie is Retail Week's editor-in-chief.
She previously oversaw the brand’s in-house content marketing studio Retail Week Connect and its live intelligence tool Retail Week Prospect. She also launched Be Inspired, Retail Week’s events and content programme to help all women throughout the retail sector fulfil their career ambitions.
She joined Retail Week in 2006 as features editor, having previously worked in the very different world of public sector journalism, covering the NHS, and before that, the education sector. Originally from Wales but devoid of the accent, Charlotte has a BA Hons in English Literature from the University of Leeds.
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Retail Week Award for Lifetime Achievement: Jacqueline Gold
This year we have made a very special, one-off award to commemorate and celebrate the life of Jacqueline Gold.
No Limits: ‘Help us keep retail at its brilliant best for everyone’
The retail industry’s meritocratic reputation has always been celebrated.
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Day 5. Chair closing remarks
Charlotte Hardie, chair of Be Inspired, summarises some of the best insight from the week and draws the event to a close.
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Day 1. Chair opening: Welcome to Be Inspired
Charlotte Hardie, chair of Be Inspired, opens the conference and explains why Be Inspired is a force for change.
WRC blog: Stand out retail uses data to reward customers
Data can help identify new ways to engage consumers, Neiman Marcus boss Karen Katz told the World Retail Congress.
WRC blog: From retail's first kiss to robotic solutions
Customer experience, artificial intelligence and reinventing the mall were all on the first day’s agenda at the World Retail Congress.
Watch: Be Inspired's male ambassadors discuss diversity
In the second documentary on inspiring future female leaders we speak to some of the sector’s leading men about how to balance the boardroom.
The Retail Week with Gracia Amico: Inspiring future female leaders
Retail Week Be Inspired aims to promote the careers of female leaders in the industry. We ask what retailers are doing to encourage women in retail.
Be Inspired: Watch our documentary on role models for future female leaders
Retail Week has created the Be Inspired campaign to promote the careers of successful female retail leaders. Watch the documentary here.
The Retail Week: Special Live edition covering highlights across the event
At the end of the first day, Nectar MD Will Shuckburgh joins the Retail Week team to discuss the most memorable moments from the event.
Retail Week Live: Behind Retail Week’s 'Be Inspired' campaign
With the launch of Retail Week’s ‘Be Inspired’ almost here, Charlotte Hardie discusses the motivations behind the campaign.
Be Inspired campaign: Rallying the next generation of female retail leaders
As Retail Week unveils a campaign to encourage women leaders, we look at the importance of role models in creating boardroom diversity.
The Retail Week: Bunnings moves, Christmas fallout and Asda job cuts
The team discusses the week’s top retail news as Bunnings announces its plans to replace Homebase and Asda reveals job cuts.
Argos and Tesco among winners at The Hermes Retail Week Supply Chain Awards
The top talent in UK retail supply chain gathered at the Hermes Retail Week Supply Chain Awards 2015 in London last night.
Supply chain forecasting technology is lacking among retailers
A third of retailers don’t use forecasting technology to support their supply chains, according to a survey of senior managers.
Comment: The grocery sector - How to keep pace with the market
The grocery market is rarely out of the spotlight, and this year the glare upon the grocers has not lessened since the horse meat scandal that began in January.
Retail Week Live: Adapt more for local markets, says Cath Kidston
A greater understanding of product with local relevance is key to international success, Cath Kidston chief executive Kenny Wilson told delegates at Retail Week Live.
Video: Customer service critical to specialist retailers' survival, says Dixons' Seb James
The overhaul of Dixons’ dismal customer service reputation has been critical in turning around the fortunes of the electricals retailer, delegates at Retail Week Live heard.
Retail Week Live: Better insight needed to boost loyalty
Retailers have to work harder to get customer insight right, delegates at Retail Week Live have heard.
Retail property development: Changing for the better
As every week goes by, it seems yet another story emerges of retailers consolidating their store portfolios.