Grace is a reporter 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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Dr Martens has posted a stomping set of full-year results spurred by strong sales in what chief executive Kenny Wilson heralded as a “fantastic year”.
B&M’s latest acquisition is French discount chain Babou – who is the retail chain and how will it benefit the general merchandise behemoth?
Amazon has unveiled ambitions to bolster its research and development teams across the UK with 1,000 new roles and a new Manchester office.
Footasylum has recorded a pre-tax loss at the half-year mark in what executive chairman Barry Bown described as “a difficult trading period”.
Shop Direct plans to shutter its Littlewoods Clearance division, which markets unsold stock from across the group’s retail brands, next February.
Sports Direct has bought House of Fraser’s property on Glasgow’s Buchanan Street outright in a bid to create the ‘Harrods of the North’.
Boots has recorded declines across its beauty and pharmacy sales, which Walgreens Boots Alliance attributed to “lower prescription volume and a decline in UK pharmacy funding”.
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.
Pets at Home has snapped up the Royal Mail’s chief data officer Robert Kent to take on the same role, which is a newly created appointment for the retailer.