Monday, December 6, 2021
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Christmas adverts: have retailers become victims of their own success?

Christmas adverts have become a true cultural phenomenon over recent years, with retailers battling to secure their slice of the festive pie. Retail Gazette asks whether they really help increase seasonal sales?
As cases of the new Omicron Covid-19 variant have been detected in England, how can retailers prioritise safety this Christmas?

Why retailers need to prioritise safety this Christmas

As cases of the new Omicron Covid-19 variant have been detected in England, how can retailers prioritise safety this Christmas?
Here's our roundup of the best UK shopping destinations where you can pick something special up for Christmas this year.

The best shopping destinations to visit this Christmas that aren’t in central London

Here's our roundup of the best UK shopping destinations where you can pick something special up for Christmas this year.
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Diversity and inclusion: why there’s no ‘silver bullet’ for retail

Embracing diversity and creating an inclusive culture is vital for retailers looking to connect with consumers. Retail Gazette speaks to Tesco, M&S and the BRC to find out more about how the industry is committing to change.
House of Fraser

What does the closure of House of Fraser’s London flagship mean for the UK...

House of Fraser's flagship store on London’s Oxford Street is to permanently close next year after being given notice by its landlord. Since Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley acquired the brand in 2018, House of Fraser has notably struggled.
How can smaller and independent retailers have a successful Christmas trading season post-pandemic as they compete with giants?

A very indie Christmas: “If small retailers aren’t up on last year they’ve missed...

This Christmas will be key for smaller businesses looking for a significant boost in sales - Retail Gazette explores how smaller and independent retailers can make sure they have a successful festive trading season.
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How is Royal Mail gearing up for Christmas?

Royal Mail speaks to Retail Gazette to discuss how it is gearing up to support customers through a busy Christmas.
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Are gifts and cards retailers relying on Christmas to drive sales?

The UK greeting card market is worth billions, with the value of Christmas greeting cards reaching £161.8m last year.
As NTFs become increasingly popular within the fashion sector, Retail Gazette looks at why fashion retailers have been so eager to incorporate them.

How are NFTs changing the fashion industry?

As NFTs become increasingly popular within the fashion sector, Retail Gazette looks at why fashion retailers have been so eager to incorporate them.
department stores

The evolution of department stores

While some department stores record strong results, others face store closures or restructures. Retail Gazette looks at some of the initiatives department stores have adopted to survive, and whether those struggling in recent years have seen any improvements in 2021 thus far

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E-commerce payments after the pandemic

Ecommerce sales saw the equivalent of five years of growth in just 12 months last year. As retailers race to create seamless online shopping experiences, where...