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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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Data: How online demand has changed since coronavirus lockdown

2020-03-27T11:55:00+00:00By ,

As Next and TK Maxx suspend online operations, the latest data shows the UK’s online spending habits have shifted since the coronavirus lockdown began and are now skewed towards essential provisions and the home, garden and electricals categories.

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Analysis: As UK enters coronavirus lockdown, how should retailers respond?

2020-03-25T17:21:00+00:00By ,

The country is in lockdown and retailers of goods and services not deemed essential have been ordered to shut stores. As the industry finds itself in uncharted territory, Retail Week analyses how businesses can operate and what it means mean for the future of multichannel retail.

Ian Middleton


Opinion: Coronavirus – government must give retailers respect they deserve


I’ve been a huge fan of apocalyptic films and TV shows since I was a teenager. With Covid-19 we seem to have come the closest to life imitating fiction with just as many twists in the tale.