Home & DIY

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Albert Heijn


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.


Explore: Home and DIY retailing

Kien Tan


‘V-shaped recovery masks wildly divergent retail performance’


Not a day seems to have passed recently without a CVA or job losses from one retailer or another as a result of the lower footfall, lower spend and acceleration in shift online caused by the pandemic.

Thierry Garnier


Thierry Garnier: ‘In a crisis, speed, agility and empowerment beat perfection’


B&Q owner Kingfisher’s chief executive Thierry Garnier on how the home and DIY retail giant responded to the Covid-19 pandemic, and why ‘done is better than perfect’

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Coronavirus Consumer Pulse: Online traffic rebounds after face mask rule

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

Data: Top 20 retailers to work for in the UK

Top 20 retailers to work for in the UK

Recent months have been a difficult time for all, which makes it more important than ever for retailers to be good, responsible employers and take care of their staff.

Retail Week has teamed up with Glassdoor to find out where employees think the best places to work in retail are and why.