Analysis: Five ways that W Galen Weston changed retail

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Retail Week looks at how the entrepreneur and philanthropist built a transatlantic empire and changed the face of the industry.

The world of retail was shaken earlier this week by the passing of W Galen Weston at the age of 80. 

Weston was the youngest of nine children to Willard Garfield Weston, who had expanded the family’s George Weston bakery business into a multinational corporation and sat as a member in the House of Commons. 

But he was also an entrepreneur and retail leader in his own right, having owned high-end department store Selfridges and helped to found Primark

Retail Week looks at the ways Weston changed retail, both in the UK and abroad. 

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