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John Lewis Kingston 2021


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


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


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


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


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


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.

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The Disruptors: Five fashion brands bringing style to sustainability


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


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.