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Analysis: How to survive the big-ticket storm

2020-01-28T07:00:00+00:00By

Following a few years of low consumer confidence, Brexit uncertainty, several general elections and a Christmas dubbed “the worst in a decade” by the BRC, big-ticket retailers have been battered by the retail storm.

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Analysis

Who nailed the New Year’s Sales?

2020-01-24T06:00:00+00:00By

From Black Friday to Boxing Day, the Christmas trading period wouldn’t be complete without Sales. But how can retailers make sure to hit the right mark?

Jean-Jacques Van Oosten

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Profile: Jean-Jacques Van Oosten – Kingfisher’s new chief customer officer

2020-01-10T06:30:00+00:00By

From one type of brick to another, Jean-Jacques Van Oosten has rejoined DIY retailer Kingfisher from the Lego Group as chief customer and digital officer.

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From shunning toys to value-led shopping – the trends that defined Christmas

2020-01-09T17:36:00+00:00By

It has been a festive trading period dubbed by the BRC as “the worst on record”. With this week bringing the departure of a retail boss from one business and a profit warning at another, it does have the markings of a bleak Christmas.