James Wilmore joined Retail Week in April 2015 and managed the content team's output.
Prior to Retail Week, James spent 10 years covering the drinks industry.
Retailers have this week intensified calls for a fairer business rates system as the Government faces renewed pressure to act.
It is ironic that business rates have shot to the top of the news agenda at the same time Amazon has pledged to create 5,000 more UK jobs.
A 13-strong group of trade bodies have urged a government rethink on “outrageous” plans to prevent firms appealing against business rates rises.
Department store group Debenhams is at the centre of a row about underpaying staff. Does it deserve the criticism?
Laura Ashley has warned its full-year profits will fall below expectations after “demanding” trading conditions in its first-half.
Hikes in business rates for swathes of retailers could lead to a “death of diversity” on Britain’s high streets, according to a trade body.
Department store chain Fenwick has named outgoing Co-op boss Richard Pennycook as its new chairman.
Retailers will have watched with interest today as the latest figures showed inflation has hit a two-and-a-half year high.
Clintons’ US owner American Greetings has insisted there are “no plans” for major store closures at the stationery chain.
JD Wetherspoon, or ’Spoons as it is affectionately known, has been described as a national institution.
Cycling etailer Ribble Cycles has opened its first permanent showroom in Birmingham’s Mailbox shopping centre.
Waitrose plan to cut hundreds of jobs and close up to six stores as part of a shake-up.