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Rolling Stones store, Carnaby Street

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Store gallery: Rolling Stones launch Carnaby Street flagship store


The Rolling Stones have opened their first permanent store on London’s Carnaby Street with product ranging from limited edition artwork to plectrums and face masks.


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Interview: WHSmith duo Cowling and Keir – why our travel division isn’t grounded


As WHSmith launches its one-stop-shop at Heathrow Terminal 2, chief executive Carl Cowling and managing director Toby Keir tell Retail Week why they believe the sky’s the limit for the travel division – despite tough times on the high street.

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Data: The retail sectors capturing footfall since stores reopened

2020-08-19T15:34:00+01:00By ,

Footfall is slowly returning to retail destinations following the peak of the coronavirus pandemic, but which sectors are capitalising on that traffic and enticing customers into their stores? Springboard data shared exclusively with Retail Week reveals the sectors that are emerging as the winners and losers.

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Data: Retail’s Covid job crisis accelerates as M&S and Debenhams axe staff

2020-07-30T05:00:00+01:00By ,

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

How Nike, Unilever and Gymshark are building DTC empires – and the retail fightback

How Nike, Unilever and Gymshark are building DTC empires – and the retail fightback
  • Hear from bosses at Nike, Nespresso, Gymshark and Heinz on how and why they have bypassed legacy retail
  • Learn how retailers can use data and great customer experience to work with DTC brands
  • Gain insight into the most disrupted sectors including food, fitness, and health and beauty
  • Adidas predicts 60% of its sales will be DTC by the end of this year