General merchandise

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Analysis: The solutions retailers are putting in place to navigate the supply chain crisis

2021-10-01T14:12:00+01:00By ,

A shortage of HGV drivers, increased Brexit red tape, not enough warehouse staff, high freight costs and a shortage of food-grade CO2. It feels that, from week to week, the supply chain issues facing UK retail have only piled up further, posing big questions for the industry.


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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.

Moonpig augmented reality cards


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.

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.