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Sainsbury’s Argos digital director Mark Steel on what makes a great voice shopping experience and the importance of bringing together brilliant tech and brilliant staff.
Jeff Bezos may have topped the Digital Leaders Power List for the fourth year running but that doesn’t mean that UK retail is now controlled from a giant skyscraper in Seattle.
Luxury fashion specialist Farfetch has announced plans to list shares on the New York stock exchange and has been valued at $6bn. Is this valuation justified or just farfetched?
This week we learnt Ikea is moving into the high street and Hammerson is moving out of retail parks. The team discuss what is motivating these strategies, what they say about shopping habits and if the new approaches will pay off.
Mike Ashley likes a flutter in both his private and professional life, which has frequently worked in his favour. But Sports Direct’s profits took a £85.4m hit on its near-30% Debenhams stake over the year. We discuss whether it’s time for Ashley to quit gambling.
Primark stores boss Peter Franks is leaving the fashion retailer after a decade to join The Hoxton hotel group.
M&S chairman Archie Norman warned that the business does not have a “God-given right to exist”. How can M&S prove its worth?