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Can John Lewis make a small-format department store work?


The retailer has announced plans to introduce a new store format, but is it what the UK high street really needs?


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Thierry Garnier


Analysis: Why Kingfisher boss Thierry Garnier believes lockdown trends will last


DIY giant Kingfisher has posted a year of strong growth as the home improvement trend continued to thrive in lockdown – but how sustainable will the newfound passion for DIY be?

Murray Lambell


Ebay UK boss Murray Lambell: ‘Online and offline – it isn’t a binary game of winner takes all’


Over the past year, many have tried to pit ecommerce against physical stores. And with the regrettable loss of some big brands from our high streets it’s an easy assumption to make.

Retail Week interview with Joules CEO Nick Jones (February 2021) 0-58 screenshot


Face time: Joules boss Nick Jones on its new homewares acquisition


Joules chief executive Nick Jones explains why now was the right time to acquire homewares, outdoor and gardening retailer Garden Trading.

Six groundbreaking ideas to revive the high street

Six groundbreaking ideas to revive the high street

As non-essential shops reopen, Retail Week looks into what can be done to breathe new life into high streets:

  • How high streets and stores can adapt to serve people’s needs throughout the day
  • Smart collaborations between retailers can help make high street shops "more energising"
  • Town centres should "create a brand around" what their USP is