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‘Driverless delivery might be the answer – but at what cost?’


As anyone who follows me on Twitter will know, I’ve long questioned the point of autonomous vehicles. If anyone knows the answer, feel free to tweet me. But it seems the concept of driverless vehicles is something we’ve all recently had to come to terms with, in a different way. 

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Following the founder: What Amazon and Frasers can learn from succession triumphs and tragedies


Many retail businesses are intrinsically linked to and even defined by their founders, but what happens when it comes time for that person to stand aside? Retail Week looks at past successes and failures and what needs to be put in place to ensure the process goes smoothly.

Posed photo of influencer and creative director Molly-Mae Hague in PrettyLittleThing advertising campaign


'Is Molly-Mae’s creative director appointment a fast-fashion fad or the future?'


Celebrity creative directors have become a new fashion trend this summer, but are they the next generation in brand development or just glorified influencers? Retail Week reporter Rosie Shepard offers her view.

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Move of the Week: Retailers shift into recovery mode and shake up top teams


As always during the summer holiday season activity in the jobs market was relatively subdued during August, albeit with one notable exception that I shall come to shortly.

The UK retail’s most influential leaders unveiled


The Retail 100 ranks the people transforming retail, speaking out, innovating, making headlines and driving growth.

This year’s ranking – produced in association with partners Braze, Mode and Okta – places special emphasis on leaders who have shown continued resilience and stepped up their support for colleagues and customers during Covid-19, while pivoting their businesses for the post-pandemic world too.