General merchandise

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

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Retail weather forecast

Retail weather: Hot, ending with showers


The retail weather forecast from Saturday June 30 to Friday July 6, 2018: Hot and dry to start, showers later

General merchandise video and galleries

  • First Look: New Mothercare rival ÏD Kids launches in UK

  • Watch: Smiggle pledges ‘unwavering commitment’ to shops

  • Watch: The Entertainer unboxes new-concept toy store

  • Watch: The Works boss Keaney on store expansion

  • In pictures: Discount and digital in New York

  • In pictures: High street Sales round-up

  • First look: Hema's new London flagship

  • WHSmith: The 225-year-old chain through the ages

  • Watch: Retail's digital leaders on their top tech trends

  • Store of the week: Marie’s Baby Circle, Seoul