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The latest news, analysis, data and video on department store retailing including M&S, Next, House of Fraser, Debenhams and John Lewis.

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Fran Minogue

Opinion

‘The Amazon effect, excess space and the pandemic are driving retail evolution’

2021-06-16T06:15:00+01:00By

If we cast our minds back 20 years or more, most brands had very few standalone sites,  preferring to operate via wholesale or concessions in department stores.

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Tina Mitchell

Opinion

Move of the Week: Waitrose recruits outside partnership for top retail role

2021-06-11T05:00:00+01:00By

Waitrose’s appointment of the Co-op’s Tina Mitchell as its new retail director is significant for a number of reasons.

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Opinion

Move of the Week: John Lewis fills gaps at the top to face post-Covid balancing act

2021-06-04T06:00:00+01:00By

I’ve noted before how the leadership teams that took retailers into the pandemic will not be the same as those that lead their recovery. This is especially true of retailers most disrupted by Covid-19 – specifically those whose heritage is in stores and who sell discretionary items likes homewares and fashion.

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Exclusive first look: M&S unveils most digital store yet

2021-06-02T16:47:00+01:00By

Marks & Spencer’s Stuart Machin shows Retail Week the business’ newly expanded Solihull store, which incorporates enhanced digital features including a modernised eaterie

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