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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.
JD Sports has joined the throng of retailers to launch pay by instalments with Afterpay, allowing shoppers to split the cost of their purchase over four payment periods, following its UK debut.
After Dixons Carphone revealed shrinking full-year profits today, the team discuss what boss Alex Baldock needs to do to get customers calling into the retailer again.
While many retailers – Boots is the latest – are shutting stores, others have ambitious opening programmes. Here we shine the spotlight on some of the big names that are laying down square footage.
As Boots reviews the future of more than 200 of its shops, the Retail Week team debate whether there is still value in operating large store estates.
When Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) warned in April that it was going to be “more aggressive” in its transformation plans, alarm bells started ringing with landlords either side of the Atlantic.
Amazon sent shockwaves across the grocery and food delivery sector today when it was revealed to have invested in takeaway delivery firm Deliveroo. Here, we look at the implications.
As Richer Sounds owner Julian Richer gives control of his business to staff, John Lewis Partnership has scrapped its final salary pension. We ask what it means to be a good retail employer.
As Mike Ashley unveils plans to launch luxury HoF spin-off Frasers, the team discuss whether the Lonsdale tycoon can become the king of luxury.
Debenhams’ creditors have approved the department store chain’s CVA, paving the way for it to close 22 stores next year.
Debenhams’ sale process ended yesterday with no acceptable bids received as the department store’s creditors, investor consortium Celine, confirmed its commitment to the business.
Julian Dunkerton has successfully staged a boardroom coup and is back at the top of the retailer he founded. The team discuss what he needs to do now.
As Kingfisher boss Véronique Laury prepares to stand down, we look at the runners and riders to succeed her at the helm of the DIY giant.
This week, the team delve into retail bellwether Next’s full-year results and chief executive Lord Wolfson’s thoughts on how the sector is set to change over the next 15 years.
Mike Ashley is attempting to seize control of Debenhams. The team cuts through the noise to ask whether he represents its best chance of success.
As broker Merrill Lynch downgrades Asos and Boohoo amid competition from a new wave of online disruptor, we debate whether the etail giants are really under threat.
Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley’s ever-expanding portfolio of businesses captured 3.2% of all UK non-food retail spend in 2018, new research has shown.
Amazon posted record sales and profits in the Golden Quarter, but it forecast lower-than-expected first-quarter sales, sparking fears growth is slowing.
The Treasury Committee has launched a fresh inquiry into the much-maligned business rates amid warnings that a further 100,000 shops will close this year.
How can you go from ghost town to boom town? We speak to those that have reinvented their high street to find out how they did it.