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Tesco CEO Dave Lewis has called for the Government to bring in the ‘Amazon tax’ – a 2% charge on online retailers’ revenue. The team discusses whether this is the right thing for retail right now.
Tackling the plastic problem was the theme of John Lewis Partnership’s latest JLAB innovation programme. We profile the start-ups it believes can help fix it.
In the latest instalment of our Retail Reimagined series, examining how traditional formats would look if they were redesigned today, we explore the fashion store 2.0.
In the week Tesco unveiled its much-anticipated value fascia Jack’s, we discuss whether it will entice shoppers away from Aldi and Lidl.
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.