Christmas 2020 was the most volatile retail has ever experienced. Leaders from The Entertainer, Notonthehighstreet, Openpay and Braze dissect the trading trends and what they mean for retail in 2021.
Promotional research for Braze and Okta, by Megan Dunsby
Anticipated supply issues this festive season are driving consumers to shop earlier this year and forcing retailers to respond. Retail Week looks at how the likes of Tesco, Selfridges and Hotel Chocolat are preparing their supply chains for Christmas coming early.
After returning AO.com’s German arm to profitability, boss John Roberts is eyeing expansion into France, Italy and Spain in the near future.
Family-owned toy retailer The Entertainer has set its sights on expanding its own-brand store estate in Spain, following the opening of its first fascia in Valencia.
Shoppers have had a tough time of late. Leaping from a global pandemic to an economic crisis has meant many have had to take a closer look at how much they spend and who they’re spending it with. For retailers, that means yet another obstacle course, forcing them to roll up their sleeves and navigate their customers through it.
Grocers must walk a tightrope of managing their own inflationary pressures to preserve margins while continuing to win customers, says Alvarez & Marsal’s Erin Brookes
The GfK consumer confidence index increased by seven points to -38 in February in a surprise rebound after languishing at historic lows.
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