General merchandise

The latest news, analysis, data and video on general merchandise retailing including Argos, Poundland and Wilko.

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Interior of Lone Design Club fashion pop-up showing racks of clothes


Where retail’s top bosses love to shop


As the retail sector finds its feet again in the months following reopening, which shops are the industry’s leaders most excited to get back to? Retail Week asks retail CEOs what their favourite stores are and why.


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Apps, personalisation and UX: How Moonpig and In The Style are powering growth

2021-07-27T15:44:00+01:00By ,

As Moonpig and In The Style publish stellar results for the past year, Retail Week explores what other retailers could learn from their digital strategies.

Poundland Local convenience store in Kendray, Barnsley


Store gallery: Inside Poundland’s new Local convenience format


Poundland has launched its first Poundland Local convenience store format as it ramps up plans to expand into smaller towns and neighbourhoods across the UK.

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Mixing it up: How Hotel Chocolat and Joules are diversifying to drive growth

2021-05-17T05:00:00+01:00By Nick Hughes

Diversification is a growing trend for retailers, from new product categories to new store formats and other customer propositions. But can adding more strings to your bow offer a route to long-term growth?

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.