The Retail 100 is Retail Week’s annual ranking of the most influential individuals in the sector.
The Retail 100 celebrates leaders who have shown continued resilience during Covid-19 and are now set to navigate the post-pandemic world. Demonstrating adaptability, innovation, empathy and the ability to take decisive action, these are individuals who have accelerated support for retail colleagues and customers even when stores have been shuttered, sales have been decimated and there have been battles to keep up with online demand.
Retail Week has published its annual Retail 100 ranking, representing the most influential people across UK retail. Decided by Retail Week’s team of journalists based on eligibility criteria, the list sees new entries in D2C, the domination of food and grocery leaders and a decrease in female leadership.
Carol Kane is the most influential woman in UK retail, according to the Retail 100 list, Retail Week’s ranking of the most powerful people in the industry.
Reflecting on Retail Week’s publication of the Retail 100 ranking of the country’s most influential leaders, Korn Ferry managing director Sarah Lim asks: why is there still such a lack of diversity in senior retail leadership roles?
Alongside the annual Retail 100 ranking, Retail Week’s team of journalists have highlighted the ones to watch, emerging leaders that they believe have high potential to influence the industry’s future