John Beaumont is the digital executive at Retail Week and Retail Week Prospect.
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This week, the team discuss the fire at Ocado’s Andover warehouse and its implications for its technology partnership ambitions.
This week, the team are joined by Manhattan managing director Craig Summers to talk about the findings of our flagship Retail 2019 report, where 25 bosses reveal their strategies for the year ahead.
This week, the team discuss the news that there were 70,000 fewer retail jobs over the golden quarter compared to the previous year, and what this trend means for the sector.
This week, the team discuss key themes from this year’s NRF conference, from Walmart’s digital reinvention to Dick’s Sporting Goods taking a stand on gun control.
After Next unveiled its Christmas trading figures, the team discuss what the retailer’s update tells us about how the festive season panned out.
2018 has been characterised by CVAs, administrations and store closures – all of which have taken their toll on the retail workforce.
The team cut through the contradictory statistics, predictions, reviews and profit warnings to gauge how retailers will perform over the holiday season.
This week we take a look at how the consumer will feel and shop in 2019 and the trends that will drive their behaviour.
A third of retailers are unprepared for the prospect of a no-deal Brexit, new research has revealed.
As Sainsbury’s, Majestic Wine and Mothercare take contrasting approaches to turbulent times, the team discuss whether retailers should invest or cut costs in the current climate.
Consumers are “significantly more likely” to buy British produce than they were two years ago as Brexit uncertainty continues to swirl, new data has revealed.
More than a fifth of consumers plan to snap up Black Friday deals this year, which is only a marginal increase on last year.
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.
After contrasting financial updates from ScS, Topps Tiles and DFS this week, the team discuss whether the big-ticket market has turned the corner.
This week Amazon unveiled Amazon 4-star – a bricks and mortar store stocked with products rated four stars or better on its website – in perhaps the most dramatic instance to date of how online data can be used in traditional shops.