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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In our new special report, Retail Week looks at the far-reaching impact of robotics across retail and what retailers should be doing now to prepare for the new wave of automation.
Sports Direct tycoon Mike Ashley realised his dream of owning a department store business with an audacious £90m pounce on House of Fraser. Retail Week considers the implications.
The Poundworld brand and a handful of its shops could be saved following an eleventh hour rescue bid by Irish retail family the Hendersons.
Mike Ashley has snapped up House of Fraser hours after it entered administration. So where does the business fit into his strategy?
Card Factory has downgraded its full-year profit expectations despite registering a boost in interim sales.
House of Fraser’s lenders could reportedly decide on bids from at least three white knights today, including Mike Ashley, Philip Day and Alteri Investors.
House of Fraser’s future has been plunged into doubt after potential new owner C.Banner pulled out of a takeover deal.
Wickes’ parent company Travis Perkins is launching a “significant cost reduction programme” at the DIY retailer after recording a slump in interim profits.
Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley is reportedly in talks with House of Fraser’s advisers to offer a £50m lifeline to the struggling department store chain.
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.
Joules has continued to defy the fashion doldrums with another set of full-year results that boast strong profit and sales growth.
Retail sales edged down in June as shoppers prioritised the World Cup and hot weather over non-food purchases.