Stores and property

The latest on retail property, store format innovations, store design and visual merchandising.

Our top read on retail stores and property



Ranking: The UK's 50 most vibrant retail locations


Coronavirus has wreaked havoc on the ranking of retail’s most vibrant shopping locations, with a swing away from city centres and towards smaller commuter towns in 2021.

Explore: Retail stores and property

Erin Brookes


Erin Brookes: ‘There is no doubt that further retail consolidation is coming’


Green shoots of optimism may be germinating, but it is certain that the last 12 months have left an irreversible imprint on the UK’s retail industry.

John Lewis social distancing sign


Retailers wary of April 12 timeframe for store reopening

2021-02-24T16:07:00+00:00By , ,

Retailers have voiced disappointment that they will not be able to fully open their doors again before April 12 and concerns about the possibility of the post-lockdown timeframe changing again.

George MacDonald


‘Road to freedom will still be a long journey to retail normality’


The country, and therefore retail, is on a “one-way road to freedom” as prime minister Boris Johnson put it when he unveiled a route out of lockdown.

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