Thursday, January 20, 2022
Lessons from Christmas 2021 from Tesco, Sainsbury's, Next, Currys, M&S, Next and Asos

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?
Christmas 2021 trading tracker

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.
Shopping wheelchair user

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.
Royal Mail Christmas delivery

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.
gifts

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
Georgia Wright gives her ranking of this year's Christmas window displays: from Hamleys to Harrods.

2021 Christmas window displays ranked: from Hamleys to Harrods

Georgia Wright gives her ranking of this year's Christmas window displays: from Hamleys to Harrods.

Feature Resource

The State of Digital Marketing

Mapp is running a 5-min survey to assess how companies in the UK have reshaped their marketing strategies during 2021 and their priorities for 2022. Why should...