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Westfield Stratford on Black Friday 2021


Black Friday bounce for bricks and mortar as online sales slow

2021-11-26T16:56:00+00:00By , , , ,

Stores have emerged as the biggest beneficiary on Black Friday so far as online traffic and sales lag behind last year’s figures.  

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Majestic Wine ad still showing an employee and two customers trying out wines in store next to a model snowman


Wrapping your messaging right – how to connect with consumers this Christmas

2021-11-23T05:30:00+00:00Promotional research for Criteo DHL TrueLayer and Yopto, by Ben Sillitoe

Knowing how and where to talk to consumers – and with the right message and tone – will be critical for retailers in the second peak season of the pandemic.

Oxford Street Christmas lights 2021


‘Never mind the closures – openings show West End is poised for bounceback’


When the switch was flicked on London’s West End Christmas lights a couple of weeks ago, it symbolised not just the start of peak trading but brighter prospects for the shopping district.

Crowd of people walking along a street


Data: Retail sales inch up in October boosted by early Christmas shopping


Retail sales rose for the first time in three months as shoppers prepared for the festive season.

Where retail’s top bosses love to shop


As the retail sector finds its feet again after months of restrictions, which shops are the industry’s leaders most excited to visit?

Retail Week asks retail CEOs what their favourite stores are and why.