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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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Oxford Street Christmas lights 2021


‘Never mind the closures – openings show West End is poised for bounceback’


When the switch was flicked on London’s West End Christmas lights a couple of weeks ago, it symbolised not just the start of peak trading but brighter prospects for the shopping district.


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‘Retailers are encouraging Christmas shoppers back in store with excitement and theatre’


Currys, Kingfisher and Primark are just three of the retailers demonstrating the importance of the store to boosting customer engagement this golden quarter, writes Fran Minogue.

Pandora New York Christmas window 2021


In pictures: Selfridges, Fortnum & Mason, L’Occitane and more unveil festive windows

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Selfridges, Fortnum & Mason and L’Occitane have unveiled their Christmas windows, but what other stores have joined in?

Marks & Spencer sign against blue sky


‘M&S – how Norman and Rowe are turning a great institution into a great business’


The leadership of Marks & Spencer will not rest on pleasing short-term profits but they are proof that their strategy is working, writes George MacDonald

Where retail’s top bosses love to shop


As the retail sector finds its feet again after months of restrictions, which shops are the industry’s leaders most excited to visit?

Retail Week asks retail CEOs what their favourite stores are and why.