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DTC: How to nail it for brands – and retailers


Already a huge growth area in retail, direct-to-consumer (DTC) sales were sent into overdrive over the past few months when stores were forced to close around the world. 

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Amazon delivery offensive: grocery game-changer or false dawn?

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Online powerhouse Amazon is taking on the big grocers with a free delivery service. Here, Retail Week’s executive editor and editor debate whether the new offensive will change the grocery landscape.

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Face time: Brewdog exec David McDowall on D2C, drones and Dominic Cummings


Brewdog chief operating officer David McDowall discusses how the Scotland-based brewery threw its business plan “right out the window” during the coronavirus crisis, shifting focus to its direct-to-consumer proposition and “doing good” for communities and charities.

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The Big Question: Should fashion retailers stop sourcing in Leicester?


Leicester is in the spotlight again following allegations of unsafe working conditions and suppliers paying below minimum wage with links to Boohoo and Quiz. Industry experts weigh in on whether it is time for fashion to pack up in Leicester or double down on tackling the problems.

Deep dive: Can fashion ever recover from coronavirus?

Can fashion ever recover from coronavirus?

No retail category has been hit worse by the coronavirus outbreak than fashion.

The pandemic has not only upended supply chains – it has obliterated consumer demand.

Retail Week looks at the future for this embattled retail sector.