Joanne Ellul was editorial assistant at Retail Week and Drapers.
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Making it easier to request flexible working can work in retailers’ favour, says Joanne Ellul.
The inside view from head of HR Phil Tiffin
Group Commercial Director
Halfords has launched an ad campaign that promotes its service proposition to target families wanting to get away this Easter and make the most of the extra Bank Holidays and milder weather.
Government plans for more work placements will help retailers to recruit, finds Joanne Ellul
Employees who feel financially secure make for an excellent workforce, finds Joanne Ellul
The inside view from operations manager Chris Martinez
Chief executive, Brand Alley
Phones 4U is ramping up its store expansion programme under its new owners to take advantage of customers who prefer to buy phones in shops rather than online.
Carphone Warehouse is to focus on tablet computers in its stores in preference to netbooks and laptops in a bid to capitalise on the growing popularity of the devices.
The inside view from marketing director Sean Galligan
Trademark laws that apply to internet advertising may be due to change as it emerges that Marks & Spencer’s use of Interflora as a Google keyword may be stopped.
Apple is suing Amazon over its use of the name ‘App store’ to attempt to stop the online retailer from using the term.
Managing director, Mobile Fun
Norfolk-based electrical retail chain Bennetts has been bought by Lowestoft-based Hughes Electrical after it collapsed into administration earlier this month.
Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy are the latest retailers to jump on the bandwagon of royal wedding memorabilia with the launch of a special-edition royal wedding phone.
Aurora Fashions has opened its first dual-branded Oasis and Warehouse store in the UK in Cheltenham this week.
Ecommerce director, Asos
Former Best Buy international director Bob Willett has encouraged retailers to keep international on their agenda.
Tesco UK chief executive Richard Brasher has warned against grouping consumers together and assuming they will react in the same way in response to the tough economic times.