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How B&Q owner Kingfisher is switching to digital first-stores


Kingfisher has shifted strategy to prioritise in-store picking and new store types as it seeks to accelerate the integration of on- and offline.


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Sir Terence Conran


Obituary: Sir Terence Conran, the retailer who brought European flair to a grey Britain


From bringing the duvet to the UK to supporting the launch of Retail Week, British designer, retailer and restaurateur Sir Terence Conran changed the way people lived.

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Coronavirus Consumer Pulse: Health and beauty traffic slumps to pre-Covid levels

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Amid the coronavirus crisis, it has arguably never been more important, nor more difficult, for retailers to understand their customers.

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In pictures: Six trendsetting checkout-free stores from around the globe


With Amazon planning to open checkout-free Go stores in the UK, Rebecca Crook, chief growth officer at digital product and experience agency Somo, puts the spotlight on the other pioneering cashierless shops from across the world.

How Nike, Unilever and Gymshark are building DTC empires – and the retail fightback

How Nike, Unilever and Gymshark are building DTC empires – and the retail fightback
  • Hear from bosses at Nike, Nespresso, Gymshark and Heinz on how and why they have bypassed legacy retail
  • Learn how retailers can use data and great customer experience to work with DTC brands
  • Gain insight into the most disrupted sectors including food, fitness, and health and beauty
  • Adidas predicts 60% of its sales will be DTC by the end of this year