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The Disruptors: Six businesses changing the face of DIY


In our second instalment of The Disruptors series – showcasing the new breed of businesses that retailers will be increasingly competing with post-pandemic – Retail Week explores the ones to watch in the DIY sector.


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Analysis: Who is set to win retail’s latest price war?

2021-04-29T06:00:00+01:00By Susie Mesure

Retailers ranging from Asda and Sainsbury’s to John Lewis and Asos have all cut back prices this year in a bid to lure cash-conscious shoppers. Which retailers will fare well and which will flounder in retail’s new price war?

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Store gallery: Homebase opens first small-format high street shop


As Homebase seeks to trial new high street formats, it has opened its first-ever small-format store in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey.

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Billion-pound funds and energy targets – how Amazon, Asos and Ikea are marking Earth Day

2021-04-22T06:00:00+01:00By ,

On Earth Day, Retail Week looks at how some big-name retailers aim to act on sustainability.

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