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Going local: the retailers opening neighbourhood stores


With less commuting and more time spent exploring the shops and cafes on our doorstep, it comes as little surprise that localism is seeing a resurgence in 2021. Retail Week explores the small store formats popping up on the high street.


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Data: Covid job crisis deepens as major retailers swing the axe

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Retail job losses have accelerated in 2020 as the coronavirus crisis batters the sector. 

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‘Retailers’ cash is stronger than expected, but the outlook has weakened’


HSBC UK head of retail and leisure James Sawley takes the temperature of retail performance and finances as a new lockdown begins.

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‘Whisper it for now, but retail is on the road to recovery’


One would be forgiven for thinking retail was on its proverbial deathbed given some of the media coverage of the past few days.

The UK retail’s most influential leaders unveiled


The Retail 100 ranks the people transforming retail, speaking out, innovating, making headlines and driving growth.

This year’s ranking – produced in association with partners Braze, Mode and Okta – places special emphasis on leaders who have shown continued resilience and stepped up their support for colleagues and customers during Covid-19, while pivoting their businesses for the post-pandemic world too.