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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?
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.
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.
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.READ THE 100