Grace is head of content for Retail Week.
She covers a variety of sectors including value, sports & leisure, health & beauty and lingerie, as well as wider technology developments across retail.
She is interested in new appointments, store formats and how retailers are keeping pace with the myriad of technological developments across the industry, from their boardrooms to shop floors.
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Amazon has unveiled its new format convenience grocery store in London today, Amazon Fresh, which marks the online giant’s first foray into bricks-and-mortar retail outside of the US.
Grocery sales registered the strongest increase last month since June 2020 as Ocado and Iceland both delivered substantial growth.
Morrisons has become the first UK grocer to own a fishing boat after acquiring its longstanding seafood supplier Falfish.
Virgin Wines will begin trading on the London Stock Exchange’s junior AIM market at 8am today following a £110m valuation.
Halfords is set to pay back its furlough payments in full as trading so far this year has been “stronger than initially anticipated across the business”.
Coronavirus has wreaked havoc on the ranking of retail’s most vibrant shopping locations, with a swing away from city centres and towards smaller commuter towns in 2021.
Ikea has reported a decline in full-year sales across its UK business, but boss Peter Jelkeby praised the retailer’s accelerated transformation.
Retailers have voiced disappointment that they will not be able to fully open their doors again before April 12 and concerns about the possibility of the post-lockdown timeframe changing again.
Poundland’s owner Pepco Group has reported an uplift in full-year sales as it plans to open 400 new stores per year.
Moonpig reported the strongest week of trading in its history in the run up to Valentine’s Day.
Adidas has confirmed plans to offload Reebok as part of its five-year strategy to focus on strengthening its core brand.
Asics executive Gary Raucher tells Retail Week how the Japanese brand is going back to its roots in a bid to outrun rivals like Nike and Adidas in the fiercely competitive sportswear market
Serial entrepreneur Marcia Kilgore tells Retail Week about the conversation that triggered her retail rebellion, driving growth in a pandemic and the Weston family advice that inspired her to start Beauty Pie
In the latest story in our No Limits campaign, which aims to drive social mobility in retail, we explore if it is still possible to progress from stores to the top job
Zalando has appointed Boots vice president of beauty and gifting Joanna Rogers to lead its expanding beauty offer.
John Lewis has added a clutch of new brands across womenswear and beauty categories in response to shoppers favouring more casual attire in the current climate.
Online gifting retailer Notonthehighstreet has been taken over by US investment firm Great Hill Partners for an undisclosed sum.