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Harrods Chocolate Hall


Store gallery: Harrods opens Chocolate Hall as Knightsbridge revamp continues


Harrods has opened a new Chocolate Hall as it concludes the restoration of its iconic food halls.

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Worldview: Key lessons from the USA’s retail sales rebound


Judging by some of the latest data on retail sales, which rose by over 30% in March, the US retail sector has not so much emerged from the pandemic into the sunlit uplands as come forth into a blazing heatwave.

Halifax town centre


Data: Footfall soars after reopening but recovery lags behind pre-pandemic


Figures from both Springboard and the BRC show strong footfall recovery since non-essential stores reopened in April but the numbers are still down on pre-pandemic levels.

Alex Baldock


Alex Baldock: ‘Stores still have a central role – alongside online, not replaced by it’


Everyone knows that one effect of the pandemic will be a dramatic and enduring shift away from stores to online, right? Not quite.

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