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John Lewis Kingston 2021

Analysis

False dawn or fresh start: Has John Lewis really got its mojo back?

2021-09-16T16:40:00+01:00By

While the consensus was that John Lewis’ first half would be an improvement from last year, the retailer has hugely exceeded expectations. Is this the start of a new day for the embattled department store chain, or a papering over of the cracks?

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Jeff Bezos Dec 2020

Analysis

Following the founder: What Amazon and Frasers can learn from succession triumphs and tragedies

2021-09-16T06:00:00+01:00By

Many retail businesses are intrinsically linked to and even defined by their founders, but what happens when it comes time for that person to stand aside? Retail Week looks at past successes and failures and what needs to be put in place to ensure the process goes smoothly.

Posed photo of influencer and creative director Molly-Mae Hague in PrettyLittleThing advertising campaign

Opinion

'Is Molly-Mae’s creative director appointment a fast-fashion fad or the future?'

2021-09-13T14:45:00+01:00By

Celebrity creative directors have become a new fashion trend this summer, but are they the next generation in brand development or just glorified influencers? Retail Week reporter Rosie Shepard offers her view.

BEEN London Cecilia Crossbody £245

Analysis

The Disruptors: Five fashion brands bringing style to sustainability

2021-09-10T05:30:00+01:00By

In recent years, sustainability has evolved from a nice-to-have to a need-to-have for retailers seeking to appeal to younger generations.

The UK retail’s most influential leaders unveiled

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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.

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