General merchandise

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Opinion: Retail must act now to help its people through this crisis


Retail always has been and always will be a people industry. People are the heart and soul of this sector and help make it such a vibrant and dynamic trade for us, as journalists, to have the pleasure of covering.


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Analysis: Can non-essential retailers trade online without damaging their brand?

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Since the government forced all ‘non-essential’ shops to close last Monday, many retailers have found themselves at something of an impasse.

LVMH has produced hand santiser which it has given to French health authorities for free


Analysis: Seven amazing retail responses to coronavirus


The coronavirus outbreak has seen some retailers step up to the plate and take swift action to serve customers and protect their staff, suppliers and communities. Retail Week looks at some of the awe-inspiring coronavirus responses from retailers.

Luke Tugby


Opinion: Putting people before profit will count long after coronavirus crisis


So here we are. Lockdown. It was a move we all anticipated, but Boris Johnson’s words on Monday night still hit home harder than a Tyson Fury uppercut.