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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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The Body Shop has recorded an uplift in its third-quarter sales as parent company Natura&Co’s acquisition of Avon won shareholder approval.
As John Lewis unveils its highly anticipated Christmas campaign, Brandcap co-founder and Asos non-executive director Rita Clifton joins Retail Week’s Grace Bowden to discuss the retailers that have pulled a Christmas cracker with their festive adverts.
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Lush has launched two new retail formats in Paris and Florence, reiterating its commitment to “ongoing investment in game-changing store concepts”.
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Private equity firm KKR has reportedly made a formal approach to buy Boots’ parent company and take the business private in what could be the largest leveraged buyout on record.
Mulberry has posted widening losses at the interim mark as it seeks to increase focus on its international portfolio to offset sluggish UK sales.
Despite the punishing retail climate, most retailers are still expected to grow. But is the right thing to do? Is it time for a reset of corporate expectations? Is it time for retailers to concentrate on getting better, not bigger?
The usually infallible B&M posted a subdued set of interim results this morning.
The average shopworker is verbally abused, threatened or assaulted more than 21 times per year, according to a survey by Usdaw.
Boots has unveiled its festive advertising campaign, which will be accompanied with pop-up shops in a bid to drive spend for shoppers struggling to pick what to buy for loved ones.
Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) executive chairman Stefano Pessina is understood to be making an audacious play to take the health and wellness group private. Could he, and should he, pull it off?
The Works has issued a profit warning in its half-year trading update, as it says a “challenging consumer backdrop” and strong comparables hit its like-for-like sales.
Halfords has recorded a decline in interim sales and profits as the business snapped up independent garage chain McConechy’s Tyre Service in a bid to bolster its autocentres division.
Sainsbury’s has recorded a fall in profits at the half-year mark as one-off property costs hit the grocer’s bottom line.
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DNA testing start-up DnaNudge has opened its first store in London’s Covent Garden, offering shoppers genetic testing to better understand their dietary needs.
All Saints recorded a return to profitability in its full-year results spurred by sales growth across its non-retail channels.
The rate of falling shop prices slowed in October as the inflation of ambient grocery products rose ahead of the 12-month average.