Supply chain

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Suzy Ross


‘UK fashion retail’s choice – lie down and accept decline or come back fighting’


Little more than 20 years ago, Marks & Spencer made headlines when profits hit £1bn. Eighty per cent of its £6.7bn turnover came from the clothing business. Only just over a decade ago, Topshop was poised to conquer America – the opening of a flagship store in Soho in New ...

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‘Could Amazon’s JC Penney swoop offer a glimpse into its UK plans?’


With Amazon in discussions to buy abandoned department stores in the US to turn into dedicated distribution centres, might the etail giant do the same in the UK – and would it work?

Catriona Marshall


Catriona Marshall: ‘We bounced back with talent, knowledge and loyalty in place’


Former Hobbycraft chief executive Catriona Marshall, who now owns specialist retailer Running Bear, on how the coronavirus pandemic meant creating an online business overnight and the adoption of a new business model

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How Nike, Unilever and Gymshark are building DTC empires – and the retail fightback


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.

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.