Grace Bowden

Grace Bowden

Grace is head of content for Retail Week.

She covers a variety of sectors including value, sports & leisure, health & beauty and lingerie, as well as wider technology developments across retail.

She is interested in new appointments, store formats and how retailers are keeping pace with the myriad of technological developments across the industry, from their boardrooms to shop floors.

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  • 2019-07-19T05:00:00

    After Sports Direct delayed its full-year results for up to a month, the team discuss the challenges facing Mike Ashley’s empire and the implications for the wider high street.

  • 2019-07-18T15:33:00

    Online sales bounced back in June, registering the strongest rate of growth so far this year bolstered by clothing.

  • 2019-07-18T13:51:00

    Debenhams is set to ask its lenders for a further £50m cash injection to carry the struggling retailer through Christmas trading.

  • 2019-07-17T10:43:00

    Shop Direct has snapped up Boots own-brand boss Guy Farmer to helm the etail group’s trading division.

  • 2019-07-17T06:37:00

    Hotel Chocolat has recorded a healthy rise in its full-year sales bolstered by “strong growth” across all divisions of its business.

  • 2019-07-17T06:20:00

    Watches of Switzerland recorded surging profits bolstered by rising sales in what boss Brian Duffy described as a year of “strong, profitable growth”.

  • 2019-07-16T13:59:00

    Zara’s parent company Inditex has laid out new goals to drive sustainability across its fascias which include cutting down on non-recycled materials and eliminating its use of single-use plastic.

  • 2019-07-16T13:12:00

    Sports Direct’s postponement of its full-year results has set off City alarm bells – has the retailer’s founder Mike Ashley bitten off more than he can chew?

  • 2019-07-12T07:02:00

    The UK government has confirmed plans to impose a digital services tax on technology giants such as Amazon and Facebook.

  • 2019-07-12T06:00:00

    Hobbycraft has posted a strong uplift in profits as the retailer’s sales increased thanks to smaller-format store and online revenue.

  • 2019-07-11T14:08:00

    He might “bleed orange” – but is passion enough to make Superdry’s interim boss Julian Dunkerton the man to return the fashion retailer to rude health?

  • 2019-07-09T07:00:00

    Retail sales declines in June dragged the 12-month average increase to the lowest since records began as BRC boss Helen Dickinson warns of a “bleak” sector outlook.

  • 2019-07-09T06:25:00

    Ocado posted a fall in half-year profits due to costs associated with the fire at its Andover warehouse, but sales rose as boss Tim Steiner hailed “innovation” at the grocer.

  • 2019-07-09T05:00:00

    Over half of shoppers say they would be prepared to pay a penny tax on fashion purchases to bolster the sector’s sustainability credentials.

  • 2019-07-08T16:25:00

    Primark founder, chair and former chief executive Arthur Ryan passed away today following a short illness.

  • 2019-07-08T13:15:00

    Retailers including Tesco, Marks & Spencer and Asda were supplied goods from supply chains that used slaves from the UK’s largest human trafficking network.

  • 2019-07-08T12:18:00

    Property investment firm M&G Real Estate has withdrawn its court action against Debenhams’ CVA.

  • 2019-07-04T15:18:00

    The Hut Group has recorded another year of swelling sales and profits – Retail Week speaks to boss Matthew Moulding about how it has done it.

  • 2019-07-04T12:22:00

    This week, the team discusses the predicament of Sainsbury’s boss Mike Coupe as shareholders vote on his £3.9m pay packet following poor results and the failed Asda merger.

  • 2019-07-04T08:09:00

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