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False dawn or fresh start: Has John Lewis really got its mojo back?


While the consensus was that John Lewis’ first half would be an improvement from last year, the retailer has hugely exceeded expectations. Is this the start of a new day for the embattled department store chain, or a papering over of the cracks?

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Retail’s shapeshifters: Delighting customers by extending the brand experience

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Retailers and brands that offer an immersive experience, and do it well, are what we refer to in this whitepaper as Retail Shapeshifters.

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In pictures: Tesco partners with Loop to launch reusable range


Tesco has launched a range of everyday products in reusable packaging in partnership with platform Loop.

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Move of the Week: Retailers shift into recovery mode and shake up top teams


As always during the summer holiday season activity in the jobs market was relatively subdued during August, albeit with one notable exception that I shall come to shortly.

The UK retail’s most influential leaders unveiled


The Retail 100 ranks the people transforming retail, speaking out, innovating, making headlines and driving growth.

This year’s ranking – produced in association with partners Braze, Mode and Okta – places special emphasis on leaders who have shown continued resilience and stepped up their support for colleagues and customers during Covid-19, while pivoting their businesses for the post-pandemic world too.