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    Deep dive: Can M&S become the nation’s favourite shop again?

    Marks & Spencer is often referred to as the nation’s favourite retailer, a stalwart of the British high street that has clothed and fed families for generations. But M&S has been floundering for almost two decades as its clothing offer fell out of favour and it was usurped by younger, cheaper rivals such as Zara and H&M. The retailer has gone from turnaround plan to turnaround plan since 2000, but time is starting to run out. 

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    Deep dive: Retail Darwinism – who will emerge from Covid-19 as retail’s fittest?

    Coronavirus may be hitting retailers across the world indiscriminately but the most powerful – those with the strongest financial footing, robust business models and omnipresent appeal – will emerge in a far better position than the rest. 

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    Deep dive: Retail’s road to recovery post-coronavirus

    Coronavirus has had a devastating impact across all business – the Office for Budget Responsibility forecast that the UK economy could shrink 35% in the second quarter – but retail has been particularly hard hit.  Retail Week looks at what steps should be taken.