Retail Week

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Retail Week is a UK-based news magazine, website and data service covering the retail industry.

Founded in 1988 by financial journalist Patience Wheatcroft and her husband Tony Salter,[1] it is now owned by the business magazine publisher EMAP.[2]

The magazine is published every Friday. Retail Week has an average net circulation of 7,785 (ABC Certified) and a readership of 39,000.[2] Subscribers are primarily retail company board directors and senior managers, as well as suppliers to retailers and investment analysts.

Retail Week launched a news website,, in 2004. The site was redesigned and relaunched in 2007 and again in 2009. has 110,000 unique users and 419,000 page impressions per month.[2]

The Retail Week Knowledge Bank has been part of the Retail Week website since 2010. This is a comprehensive database of the UK’s top 200 retailers and features analysis on financials, store numbers, margins and key personnel, while also offering insight into retailers’ strategies.

Chris Brook-Carter [3] has been editor in chief of Retail Week since March 2012. The previous editors were Tim Danaher,[4] Patience Wheatcroft (1988–1992), Ian McGarrigle (1992–1996), Kate Oppenheim (1996–1999) and Neill Denny (1999–2004).[5]

Retail Week runs an annual conference in London called Retail Week Live for leaders of the retail industry.


  1. ^ Jennifer Creevy "Retail Week founder appointed non-executive of Shaftesbury", Retail Week, 27 February 2008. Retrieved 17 June 2009.
  2. ^ a b c "Emap Brands: Retail Week", Emap, n.dat. Retrieved 10 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Chris Brook-Carter appointed to newly created role of Retail Week editor-in-chief", Retail Week, 11 January 2012 Retrieved 10 April 2013.
  4. ^ "As one Week ends, another begins for new editor Danaher", Press Gazette, 12 November 2004 Retrieved 18 June 2009.
  5. ^ "Retail Week editor Denny takes top role at Bookseller", Press Gazette, 20 August 2004 Retrieved 18 June 2009.

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