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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Burberry has recorded a decline in its full-year sales and profits, but boss Marco Gobbetti hailed the luxury retailer’s resilience as full-price sales drove momentum.
Frasers Group is in talks with EU tax authorities over a controversial VAT arrangement that has seen the retailer pay tax on overseas sales in the UK.
The sale of Topshop’s iconic Oxford Street flagship has kicked off, with a portion of the funds from the £420m sale allocated to Arcadia’s pension scheme.
The number of retail vacancies increased across all shopping destinations and regions in the first quarter of 2021.
WHSmith has unveiled plans to launch a £325m fundraise as the retailer doubles down on the expansion of its challenged travel division.
Britain is primed for “a sharp snap back” in consumer spending as lockdown eases driven by a desire to return to bricks-and-mortar retail.
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From a renewed focus on price to a more flexible workforce and changing approaches to online, stores and supply chain, Retail Week looks at what’s top of the to-do list for retailers.
The UK-born retail entrepreneur and philanthropist W Galen Weston, whose empire spanned food, retail and real estate, has died at the age of 80.
Tesco boss Ken Murphy hailed the grocer’s “incredible strength” as it reported a rise in full-year sales and profits notwithstanding its business rates repayment.
JD Sports boss Peter Cowgill says central London footfall has been “battered” by Brexit and Covid-19-induced lockdowns.
As non-essential retail reopens its doors in England on April 12, Retail Week visits key shopping locations to gauge retail offers and shopper appetite.
Feelunique chief executive Sarah Miles tells Retail Week why she believes the business will “be a real destination for beauty” post-pandemic, despite competing in an increasingly crowded online market
Peacocks has been bought out of administration by a consortium of investors led by Edinburgh Woollen Mill’s chief operating officer Steve Simpson.
US labour officials have found that Amazon “illegally retaliated” against two former employees who were fired after speaking out about the firm’s environmental practices and warehouse safety.
Nearly 190,000 retail jobs have been lost in the year since the UK entered its first lockdown, with administrations and cost-cutting programmes driving redundancies.
Boris Johnson has confirmed that non-essential retailers can open their doors on April 12 as planned.
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As retailers ramp up for the new normal, how are titans Inditex, Tesco, Walmart, Amazon and Walgreens investing?
Tensions between China and the West reached boiling point last week as several countries, including the UK, imposed sanctions over human rights abuses against Uighur Muslims and retail found itself caught in the crossfire.
Retail sales registered a year-on-year decline in February as strong grocery sales failed to offset a 50% drop in fashion sales.
B&M has poached The Range’s chief digital and omnichannel officer Jens Sorensen as it gears up for a push into ecommerce.