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Opinion

‘With the world of retail rapidly changing, employers must move with the times’

2022-01-21T06:00:00+00:00By

The shift to more flexible working and a greater focus on mental wellbeing has made the jobs market more competitive, writes Tony Gregg, but this presents an opportunity, not a threat.

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Opinion

‘RIP John Sainsbury – one of Britain’s greatest ever retailers’

2022-01-17T15:23:00+00:00By

Following the death of legendary retailer Lord Sainsbury of Preston Candover, Shore Capital’s Clive Black pays tribute to a man who changed the grocery and retail landscape

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Opinion

‘Maybe it’s Terry Smith who’s lost the plot – Unilever’s sustainability focus is logical, not ludicrous’

2022-01-17T11:31:00+00:00By

The Fundsmith founder has criticised the extent of Unilever’s sustainability agenda, but investors need to get with the programme or be left behind, writes Luke Tugby. 

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Be Inspired

M&S, Kingfisher and Lidl back major retail I&D programme

2022-01-17T06:00:00+00:00By

Fifteen major retailers and brands have joined forces with Be Inspired, Retail Week’s six-year-old diversity initiative to promote inclusivity across the industry in 2022 and beyond.

The great head office debate

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    Is your HQ better than the kitchen table?

  • "The employee is now in charge" of where and how they want to work, according to Pets at Home chief executive Peter Pritchard
  • JLP COO Andrew Murphy says it would be "nuts" to mandate employees working from home or the office long term
  • One retail boss suggests ditching the word 'office' in favour of an HQ focused on "collaboration, energy and connection"
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