Megan Robinson is a reporter at Retail Week. She joined in 2023 and currently covers tech, value, marketplaces and electricals.
She was previously a junior reporter at trade publication Mobile News and has written for music, beauty and sustainability publications.
She has a BA Hons in Journalism from Kingston University where she also worked as the arts and entertainment editor for the student newspaper.
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Wilko has opened its first new concept stores in Devon’s Plymouth and Exeter as it returns to the UK high street.
Variety retailer The Works is on a transformational journey under chief executive Gavin Peck, revamping its store estate from jumbled, “Aladdin’s caves” into spaces focused on offering something for every member of the family.
WHSmith has opened its flagship store in Birmingham airport, the largest UK store in the company’s portfolio.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has found that branded suppliers have “raised prices more than their own cost increases” in its updated review of competition in the grocery sector.
Halfords has posted an increase in sales across its retail and autocentres categories as well as a rise in profit.
Outdoor clothing retailer Mountain Warehouse is accelerating the pace of store openings after posting a record sales peak.
The Very Group has selected Amazon Web Services (AWS) to help transform and accelerate its shopping experience with generative AI.
Poundland has confirmed it will open seven more former Wilko stores before Christmas, taking the total number of Wilko-to-Poundland stores to 63.
John Lewis is launching Randox Health clinics in store to enable customers to benefit from preventative healthcare services.
Mothercare has posted a decline in revenue and international sales as it continues efforts to “refinance the group” and ensure “adequate and appropriate financing for the future”.
UK consumer confidence rose by six points in November, despite “ongoing cost of living concerns” impacting many customers.
Wilko bosses, which includes former owner Lisa Wilkinson, will be called in front of a parliamentary committee after the chain collapsed in August.
With shoppers holding on to their purse strings tighter than ever, Retail Week explores the impact the cost-of-living crisis is having on retailers’ supply chains.
Electricals specialist AO has upgraded its full-year profit guidance after focusing on delivering “profit and cash generation”.