Matthew Chapman is a senior reporter at Retail Week.
His reporting beat covers technology and marketing, and retailers within the electricals, entertainment, home/DIY and specialist sectors.
He also edits the magazine's Retail Lab innovation section.
Matthew joined Retail Week in June 2014 from Haymarket’s Marketing magazine, where he specialised in technology and edited the creativity section.
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