Giles Membrey

Big Interview: King of the outlet centre – Rioja Estates’ Giles Membrey

Retail Gazette speaks to Giles Membrey who has built some of the UK's most successful outlet centres to find out why the sector is still thriving and how his new development, Grantham Designer Outlet Village, looks to capitalise on the boom.

Big Interview: Russell Loveland, Senior Portfolio Director, Landsec

Russell Loveland joined Landsec almost a decade ago to lead the property firm's retail portfolio. He talks to Retail Gazette about his previous experience at Arcadia Group and fellow property firm Lend Lease, as well as his current role at Landsec.
Mary Portas Meta Good Ideas Shop

Mary Portas: “The old way of working is no longer relevant”

Retail guru and ‘Queen of Shops’ Mary Portas speaks to Retail Gazette about how shopping local can save British retail, her latest partnership with online tech giant Meta and why she hates the ‘mindless consumerism’ of Black Friday.
Pets at Home

Big Interview: Louise Stonier, Chief People and Culture Officer, Pets at Home

Louise Stonier first joined Pets at Home in 2004 as head of legal. Now focusing on people and culture, she told Retail Gazette about how the retailer is supporting colleagues' mental health.

Big Interview: Helen Mannion, Global Data Officer, Specsavers

In an age where retailers are utilising data to analyse their customers' demands, Specsavers' global data management director, Helen Mannion talks to Retail Gazette about how the culture of data within the organisation is "transitioning".

Big Interview: Jennie Farmer, Chief Commercial Officer, Oka

Luxury furniture retailer Oka started off as a mail-order company and has now grown to have 14 stores across the UK and US. Chief commercial officer Jennie Farmer talks to Retail Gazette about how the company is trading as homeware sales continue to rise in the wake of Covid-19.
Kingfisher JJ van Oosten profile B&Q Screwfix interview

Big Interview: JJ Van Oosten, Chief Customer & Digital Officer, Kingfisher

Kingfisher chief customer & digital officer JJ Van Oosten on why investing in online & prioritising consumer needs has been crucial to success
The Entertainer Gary Grant founder profile CEO interview

Big Interview: Gary Grant, Founder, The Entertainer

The Entertainer was founded in 1981 by Gary Grant, when he was just 22. Since then, The Entertainer has grown to over 170 stores (...)
Paul McClenaghan CEO Victoria Plum profile bathroom online retailer chief executive interview

Big Interview: Paul McClenaghan, CEO, Victoria Plum

Victoria Plum CEO Paul McClenaghan on how the online bathroom retailer has continued its management-led turnaround and (...)
Homebase Damian McGloughlin

Big Interview: Damian McGloughlin, CEO, Homebase

Damian McGloughlin was one of the longest-serving board directors at B&Q before joining Homebase as CEO in 2017. In an exclusive (...)

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eCommerce Returns: Consumer Trends and the Impact on Retailers

Consumers buying online can equal higher volumes of product returns! Whistl has reviewed recent research and outlined the change in consumer eCommerce buying trends...