Stores and property

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

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‘With the world of retail rapidly changing, employers must move with the times’


The shift to more flexible working and a greater focus on mental wellbeing has made the jobs market more competitive, writes Tony Gregg, but this presents an opportunity, not a threat.

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Ocham store featuring clothing and kitchen appliances


Store gallery: Chinese ecommerce giant launches robotic stores in Europe

2022-01-19T15:43:00+00:00By has unveiled tech-driven shops in two cities in the Netherlands, marking the opening of the Chinese company’s first physical stores in Europe.

Aldi ShopandGo store with customers entering and leaving the shop


Store gallery: Aldi opens first ever cashierless store in Greenwich


Value grocer Aldi has become the latest food retailer to unveil a checkout-free store.

Alex Baldock, chief executive of Currys


How Currys’ Baldock is preparing to navigate another year of supply chain challenges


Electricals market leader Currys is preparing for another year of supply chain difficulties following a peak period hit by disruption and shortages.

The great head office debate

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    Is your HQ better than the kitchen table?

  • "The employee is now in charge" of where and how they want to work, according to Pets at Home chief executive Peter Pritchard
  • JLP COO Andrew Murphy says it would be "nuts" to mandate employees working from home or the office long term
  • One retail boss suggests ditching the word 'office' in favour of an HQ focused on "collaboration, energy and connection"