Sara McCorquodale was a features writer for Retail Week and Drapers.
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10 years ago Retail Week’s headlines reflected online and value retail being in their infancy. At the start of the next decade, Sara McCorquodale examines what the sector can learn from the last one
Like many retailers, Asda’s head office staff are sent into stores to help with the Christmas rush. Sara McCorquodale finds out what they learn.
Shopping centre marketing part funded by service charges should lead to increased footfall and sales. So why don’t retailers know where the money is going, asks Sara McCorquodale?
Arcadia plans to rationalise its property portfolio so that it has fewer stores, but with more space. But, as the public steadily changes the way it shops, it’s not the only retailer starting to think that focusing on bigger and better stores makes sense, says Sara McCorquodale.
Retailers could gain the right to sell any brand in stores or online, after the European Commission launched a review of selective distribution laws.