Emily Hardy is a senior reporter at Retail Week.
Emily joined the title in 2016 and covers the DIY & home, electricals and entertainment beat. She writes news, analysis and features and enjoys being on camera.
Emily’s interests include new store formats, mergers & acquisitions and the theatre of retail.
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The Entertainer has denied claims that it is eyeing a purchase of Toys R Us UK, which is urgently seeking a buyer.
Bunnings owner Wesfarmers has converted a clutch of its Homebase stores into a new ‘Clearance Outlet’ format as it struggles to arrest falling UK sales.
Maplin is understood to be in crunch talks with potential new suitors, including Edinburgh Woollen Mill, as the struggling electricals firm urgently seeks a “solvent sale”.
This week brought not only the commercial benefits of Valentine’s Day and half term, but also Chinese New Year – an increasingly significant date in the UK retail calendar.
Tesco has come under fire after a glitch in its payment system led to customers being charged three months late.
For traditional furniture retailers, the January Sales have long been the equivalent of a toy shop’s Christmas.
Sports Direct and Game have entered into an agreement that will lead to Game concessions and its gaming arenas being installed in Sports Direct stores.
Beds specialist Warren Evans is the latest furniture retailer to have slumped into administration.
Today, Wesfarmers confessed it may have to – tail between legs – exit the UK market it set out to disrupt two years ago.
Tinder co-founder Whitney Wolfe launched dating app Bumble in December 2014 with the aim of putting women in the driving seat.
Alibaba’s online marketplace Taobao has rolled out an updated version of its ecommerce app that specifically caters to older shoppers.
Ocado has appointed Solutions chief executive Luke Jensen to the board as executive director, effective from next month.
The future of Toys R Us in the UK has once again been cast into doubt as its US parent company is reportedly seeking a buyer.
Tesco is encouraging its shoppers to make healthier choices this January by backing the first Public Health England Change4Life campaign.
Co-op has unveiled plans to invest £160m this year in 100 new food stores and “major makeovers” at 150 existing shops.