Philip Wiggenraad was head of research at Retail Week Prospect, which offers insight and analysis on the UK's most innovative 150 retailers.
Prior to joining Retail Week in 2010, he covered the European retail sector at market research firm Mintel.
Increases in staff costs to sales ratio across the retail sector have been accelerating as the national living wage starts to bite.
Premium retailers Apple and Burberry top this year’s ranking, while Aldi is the best performing food retailer.
Tesco’s recovery is in full swing, but much work remains to reach its ambitious margin target
The Aptos Growth Retailer of the Year was awarded to Farfetch because of the fashion hub’s exponential rise to become a challenger to the likes of Net-a-Porter.
Zalando’s 2016 results, unveiled this morning, shows how it is pulling away from rival Asos. Retail Week Prospect analyses the performance of the etailing giants.
Retail Week’s ranking of the UK’s top 50 retailers by sales for the 2015/16 financial year sees The Range, Inditex and Asos enter the table for the first time.
Marks & Spencer is cutting jobs to become a leaner business, but boss Steve Rowe may have limited room to drive productivity further.