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Analysis

Analysis: What will be this year’s Christmas bestsellers?

2021-07-22T05:00:00+01:00Promotional research for

As retailers put the finishing touches on their Christmas ranges, what will be the sector’s hottest product themes and festive bestsellers? 

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Data

Data: Must-see Next graphs reveal sales powered by weather and staycations

2021-07-21T16:25:00+01:00By

After stronger than expected trading, fashion and home giant Next has upped profit expectations. Data provided by the retailer showed the categories and factors that shaped consumer behaviour and powered the strong performance.

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Analysis

‘I want it and I want it now’: How Dixons and Screwfix are serving impatient shoppers

2021-07-01T08:52:00+01:00By

As rapid delivery services multiply across grocery, Retail Week explores how Dixons Carphone and Screwfix are joining the race to bring laptops and power tools to customers in half an hour or less.

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Store gallery: Carpetright lays out new high street format on Tottenham Court Road

2021-05-19T00:01:00+01:00By

Carpetright has opened a new store format on London’s Tottenham Court Road with a more trend-led customer in mind.

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
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