7 days in retail – 23 July 2021

7 days in retail – an at-a-glance weekly digest of things happening in the retail sector this week:

  1. Iceland and Greene King shut sites amid ‘pingdemic’ – other retailers exposed too
  2. Next raises profit guidance following positive trading update
  3. Notonthehighstreet exec leaves to join private equity firm
  4. Halfords deploys Descartes’ last mile delivery solution
  5. JD Sports acquires stake in gym wear brand Gym King
  6. Wickes posts strong first half sales increase of 33.1%
  7. Euro 2020 helps lift UK retail sales, ONS data suggests – food and drink came home

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