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Data: Can social media predict this year’s Christmas winners?


With Christmas imminent and swathes of the UK’s most populous areas effectively back in lockdown, can social media engagement help predict who will still prevail in this coming festive period?


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Goodbye Piccadilly, farewell Leicester Square: Where are retail’s new property hotspots?


People are travelling less, working from home more and less inclined to congregate in busy public spaces – will this change where retailers want to open stores? 

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Opinion: Reopenings reveal a flight to value that retail must embrace


It has become something of a recurring theme during this pandemic, but retailers and their frontline workers did themselves proud again on Monday.

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​Analysis: As June rent day nears, what will retailers do?


At the last quarterly rent day in March, landlords received a fraction of the rent they were due as stores were forced to close under lockdown. What will happen as rent day approaches this week?

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