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Lord Andrew Tyrie hasn’t written his memoirs yet. If and when he does, he might want to consider borrowing the title: How to Lose Friends and Alienate People.
Open for one month only, Gymshark has launched its first-ever retail-only store, after previously playing host to a series of pop-up events.
In a bid to drive footfall and raise the sport’s profile in the UK, Major League Baseball has opened its first semi-permanent pop-up store in Westfield Stratford. Retail Week visits the space, which features retail, food and drink, and leisure offerings under one roof.
The many faces of Mike Ashley
From the humble beginnings of his first store in Maidenhead, Mike Ashley has built a £1bn retail empire, counting the likes of Sports Direct, House of Fraser, Flannels, Evans Cycles and Sofa.com among his growing stable of brands.
As the tycoon closes in on a £52m deal to add Game to that list, those closest to Ashley reveal what makes him tick, discuss why his “genius” continues to make him such a disruptive force, and shine a light on his retail master plan.Read the feature