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Data: Which retail sectors will prosper in 2022?

2022-01-13T06:00:00+00:00By Nick Hughes

Whisper it quietly, but there are signs the coronavirus clouds are starting to lift from over the retail sector. If 2021 was the year businesses began adapting to the ‘new normal’ created by the pandemic, 2022 could be the year they slip into full recovery mode.


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The most bankable retail trends of 2022

2022-01-12T06:30:00+00:00Promotional research for Criteo DHL TrueLayer and Yotpo, by Ben Sillitoe

With Christmas 2021 now over, Retail Week unpacks the key consumer trends and asks what they could mean for the golden quarter in 2022.

Next chief executive Lord Wolfson


Analysis: Next boss Wolfson’s five key questions that will shape retail in 2022


Next beat expectations over Christmas but chief executive Lord Wolfson, one of the industry’s most respected leaders, said that working out prospects for the year ahead was “unusually difficult”.

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What’s new for 2022? Tesco, Primark and Kingfisher bosses predict the year ahead


After almost two years of upheaval sparked by the coronavirus crisis, what comes next for retail? From climate change to customer service, purpose to personalisation, bosses of some of Britain’s biggest retailers predict the trends and themes that will dominate 2022. 

Retail 2022: Accelerating out of crisis, transforming the future

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We interviewed 59 CEOs in-depth to provide comprehensive insight into the mood across retail boardrooms and their plans for the year.

Read Retail 2022 today to discover:

  • What the 59 CEOs expect from the golden quarter
  • The changes they are seeing in how their customers shop
  • What this means for their strategic investments