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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.

Six groundbreaking ideas to revive the high street

Six groundbreaking ideas to revive the high street

As non-essential shops reopen, Retail Week looks into what can be done to breathe new life into high streets:

  • How high streets and stores can adapt to serve people’s needs throughout the day
  • Smart collaborations between retailers can help make high street shops "more energising"
  • Town centres should "create a brand around" what their USP is