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Analysis: How to survive the big-ticket storm


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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Who nailed the New Year’s Sales?


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


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


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


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.