Department stores

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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Opinion: Retail must act now to help its people through this crisis


Retail always has been and always will be a people industry. People are the heart and soul of this sector and help make it such a vibrant and dynamic trade for us, as journalists, to have the pleasure of covering.


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Analysis: As UK enters coronavirus lockdown, how should retailers respond?

2020-03-25T17:21:00+00:00By ,

The country is in lockdown and retailers of goods and services not deemed essential have been ordered to shut stores. As the industry finds itself in uncharted territory, Retail Week analyses how businesses can operate and what it means mean for the future of multichannel retail.

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Data analysis: Opportunities and challenges for department stores

2020-03-17T12:47:00+00:00By ,

As John Lewis embarks upon a strategic review of its business and coronavirus hammers department store sales, Retail Week takes a deeper dive to investigate the challenges and opportunities across the UK department store sector.

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Opinion: John Lewis results show stores urgently need new purpose


There was a striking line in the John Lewis Partnership’s results that threw into relief a question that taxes many retailers, not just the group’s new chair Dame Sharon White – what role does the store play as online continues to transform the industry?