Mary Portas: retail is entering a brand-new era

Mary Portas

Renowned retail consultant and founder of Portas agency, Mary Portas describes the death of old-school consumer culture and tells why ‘The Kindness Economy’ will define the future of the high street

Taking immersive shopping to the next level

The high street is not dead, according to adidas, whose new flagship store on London’s Oxford Street is showcasing the very latest technology to reinvent the in-store shopping experience

The high street isn’t dying, it’s going independent

Glasgow high street with people on it

As large chain stores struggle to compete with the rise of online sales, independent and artisan retailers are stepping up to take their place on the high street

The big challenges facing UK retailers in 2019

‘CEOs need to invest more in shops, but our broken business rates system means they are punished for doing so’

How data could save the high street

IIoT connected technology illustration

The best way to compete with online retailers is to act like them

Challenges in store for big-box retailers

BHS store closing down storefront view

Some established brands must move quickly to keep up with more agile newcomers or face a closing-down sale

Look what’s in store for sustainable retail

Raymond Snoddy talks to the Marks & Spencer executive who is making sustainability pay dividends for the high street retailer

Paris: the fashion trendsetter

French fashion has evolved from exclusive haute couture for the very rich to affordable high-street style, writes Agnès C. Poirier