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March 16, 2010 | By Tim Danaher

Retail Day has a new home on main Retail Week website, here.
The existing posts and comments will remain in place on this site.
The change means we’ll be able to alert you to the latest discussions on the blog using our popular email newsletters, and you’ll be able to comment using the same account you already [...]

Off your Marks

March 16, 2010 | By Tim Danaher

Back from the slopes now, fortunately in one piece, and it seems like there’s been a lot going on. Terry Green’s departure from Tesco was always inevitable, but he held on there for longer than I and many others expected. He’s rubbed plenty of people up the wrong way down the years, but I rather [...]

Read the next post, on RW Awards. No posts now until 15th, I’m on holiday

March 5, 2010 | By Tim Danaher

I’m on holiday for a week now, recovering from the awards! Back on the 15th.

The slightly less private Ryan

March 5, 2010 | By Tim Danaher

Was the Oracle Retail Week Awards last night and I reckon it was the best yet. We had a great turnout of retailers and the odd sporting celeb too - had to do a double take when Andrew Strauss came up to the top table to say hi, and again when I saw a man [...]

Chris Dawson, or Les Dawson?

March 4, 2010 | By Tim Danaher

We’ve just had Chris Dawson, founder of The Range and Devon’s self-styled answer to Del Boy, speaking at Retail Week Conference. It was like a comedy act, absolutely hysterical, if very close to the mark at times, but with some great retail nuggets in there too.
A few highlights:
- Talking about his standard reply to landlords [...]

Retail Week Conference - day 1

March 4, 2010 | By Tim Danaher

Very good first day at Retail Week Conference yesterday, with Stuart Rose being the highlight. Stuart and our host Declan Curry have a great rapport, having done their double act on stage quite a few times before, and Stuart really opened up to give an insight into what he sees M&S looking like in the [...]

The boys Dun good

February 26, 2010 | By Tim Danaher

Sorry for the lack of posts this week, has been a crazy few days with the Retail Week Conference and Awards coming up next week. Has been a pretty quiet week for news but interesting to see that Game is trimming its store numbers and concessions. It’s a sensible approach to what are difficult conditions [...]

Kicking off

February 22, 2010 | By Tim Danaher

Exceptionally quiet weekend for retail news in the papers - in fact I don’t think I saw a single story in the business sections - and not much going on to start the week, except Mike Ashley up to his old tricks, trying to derail the Blacks restructuring plan, as the saga of who owns [...]

Stepping on the gas

February 19, 2010 | By Tim Danaher

One of the problems of writing for a weekly magazine is that sometimes you can write something on a Wednesday which is then overtaken by events before the magazine comes out on a Friday. A case in point was George’s City column on Halfords, written on Wednesday to come out today, where with great prescience [...]

Core blimey

February 16, 2010 | By Tim Danaher

The opening of an Apple store never fails to amaze me. There is almost a cultish feel to the way the staff all stand by the door and applaud customers in, occasionally making weird howling noises like wild animals. All very odd but seems to work and its first store in the city was certainly [...]

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