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Interview: Meet the ex-Superdry exec building an off-price retail empire
Secret Sales is the first acquisition by the newly formed Lifestyle Retail Group (LRG) as its co-founder, former Superdry ecommerce executive Chris Griffin, sets his sights on revolutionising the off-price retail sector.
Secret Sales to relaunch after sale to Lifestyle Retail Group
Secret Sales is relaunching following its acquisition by the newly formed Lifestyle Retail Group (LRG).
Analysis: Ashley’s House of Fraser – one year on, what’s changed?
Today marks a year since Sports Direct tycoon Mike Ashley’s acquisition of House of Fraser. Retail Week looks at how his dream of creating a ‘Harrods of the high street’ is shaping up.
Analysis: Boohoo’s shock pounce on Karen Millen and Coast
Boohoo’s surprise acquisition of Karen Millen and Coast has left some people scratching their heads about what the online fast-fashion specialist expects to gain from the move.
Analysis: How will the launch of 5G benefit retailers?
All the big UK telecoms firms have revealed the launch dates of their 5G networks to great fanfare, but what does it mean for retail?
Is Boots boss Seb James right to be worried about a recession?
Boots boss Seb James has predicted a recession is on its way, but are his fears of an economic downturn well grounded?
Tesco to quit using plastic bags for grocery deliveries
Tesco is to stop using plastic carrier bags to deliver its groceries as the war on single-use plastics steps up.
CMA kicks off probe into JD Sports’ Footasylum acquisition
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) will kick off an investigation into JD Sports’ acquisition of rival Footasylum tomorrow.
Supermarket sales decline for first time in two years
Grocery sales have declined for the first time since June 2016, according to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel.
Analysis: The winning strategy for the store of tomorrow
Competitive pressures faced by today’s retailers have forced a reimagining of the store in order to appeal to more demanding consumers.
Analysis: How can Topshop conquer online?
Topshop owner Arcadia has pledged to invest significantly in its online operations following its CVA, but it needs to spend wisely to compete with its pureplay rivals.
Almost one in six high street shops lie empty
The shop vacancy rate in the UK stands at 15.9%, according to figures released by local councils to restructuring specialist Duff & Phelps.
Analysis: Six stores that Amazon can’t touch
Amazon may appear to be an unstoppable retail juggernaut steamrollering everything in its path, but there are some stores it still cannot touch because of their unique propositions.
Analysis: What will the new prime minister mean for retail?
As the battle to become the next prime minister nears its conclusion, Retail Week investigates the impact a Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt premiership would have on retail.
Analysis: Will Brexit chaos wipe out big ticket’s golden period?
Big-ticket retailers rely heavily on Boxing Day and the January Sales, but this year the spectre of Brexit looms large.
Consumer confidence sinks to five-year low
Consumer confidence fell to a five-year low in December as shoppers’ faith in the outlook for the economy was shaken.
Analysis: Seven of the best retail moments of 2018
’Tis the season to be jolly, and Retail Week is celebrating by unwrapping the most light-hearted and affirming retail moments of 2018.
Analysis: Is Carpetright on the road to recovery?
Carpetright boss Wilf Walsh is remaining bullish as the embattled retailer gears up for a make-or-break 2019.
Seven retailers doing brilliantly – and what to learn from them
We highlight some great retail success stories that dispel some of the gloom affecting the industry.
Grocery sector hits slowest growth rate for 18 months
The grocery sector has recorded its slowest growth rate since March 2017 as inflation and the cold weather bites.