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EDITORIAL How leading retailers are developing their strategies at a time of fast change

In today’s InternetRetailing newsletter, we’re moving into our final week of summer focus on the IRUK Top500 dimensions. This week, the focus is on Strategy & Innovation and we’re reporting on strategies that leading retailers are taking as they look to expand at a time of change on the high street and beyond.
We report on how the proposed merger between Sainsbury’s and Asda, which has the potential to create a new frontrunner in the UK retail market is now being investigated by the Competition & Markets Authority – and on what areas are likely to come under consideration. 
We take a look at how Debenhams is now moving to enable customers to pick up and return online orders via Doddle in all of its stores, and we report on a Hitachi study that looks at how retailers are thinking about their technology investments as they develop strategies for the future.
And we’ve picked out some of the highlights of our print coverage over recent months and bring you four strategies that help leading retailers maintain their position,  an interview with Alex Alexander of Yoox Net-A=Porter Group on innovation, and we consider how retailers are shaping their plans for voice shopping.
Today’s guest comment comes from Andrew Fowkes of SAS UK & Ireland, who takes a timely look at what causes some retailers to stand out and others to fail.

RetailCraft podcast

Find out more about the first two episodes of InternetRetailing’s RetailCraft podcasts featuring Heals and the Rug Company.

RetailCraft 01 – David Kohn of Heals – “probably the most sceptical man in the industry”? Surely not!

RetailCraft 02 – Sarah Stagg of The Rug Company and the 2018 IREU Top500


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