World Retail Congress 2011

WRC 2011: Carrefour hails performance of Planet format

Carrefour's hypermarket format Planet is performing "much better" than expected, given the economic turmoil in Europe, according to a senior…

WRC 2011: Stores remain central to multi-channel retail

For retailers looking to succeed in today's challenging economy, a joined-up strategy between their online and store presence is the…

WRC 2011: Retailers should focus their online offer on men

CBRE executive director Peter Gold has called for retailers to focus their online offers on men, after research found they shop over…

WRC 2011: Aditya Birla sees multi-brand FDI in “months”

The CEO of Aditya Birla's retail division expects FDI in multi-brand retail to open up in the coming months. Speaking…

WRC 2011: Li & Fung sees apparel price rises continuing

The president of Li & Fung US believes apparel prices will continue to rise over the next 10-20 years, even though cotton costs…

WRC 2011: Retail federation calls for relaxation of Sunday trading rules

The vice president of Germany's retail federation has called for the government to relax its restrictive Sunday trading laws. Speaking…

WRC 2011: Gulf developing in the global retail industry

A gulf is developing in the global retail industry between retailers headquartered in Western Europe, North America and Australia and…

WRC 2011: Aurora Fashions to extend 90 minute online delivery

European women's wear retailer Aurora Fashions has said it plans to offer 90 minute online delivery for the majority of…