The Retail Trends and Innovation Report 2014/15

Our retail team recently worked in association with Retail Week magazine to produce a report looking at the upcoming trends and innovations in retail. Supply chain and legal teams at some of the UK’s top retailers were interviewed to record a snapshot of what they consider to be the key issues and opportunities for the sector are. Over the coming weeks this blog series will bring you the highlights from the report, plus breaking news affecting the sector. Some of the key themes will be: 

  • Moving towards an omnichannel supply chain
  • The changing face of retail logistics
  • Sourcing and the supplier relationship
  • The role of the Supply Chain Director
  • The legal challenges in a multichannel world

Supply Chain 2014-2015


As published in Retail Week & DWF Supply Chain: Trends and Innovations in Retail 2014-15 report.

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Supply Chain Report Launch Dinner 2015

Watch this video to find out what retailers' like Harrods, Arcadia and WHSmith consider as their top supply chain priorities in 2015.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Hilary Ross, Partner & Head of Retail, Food & Hospitality sector.

This information is intended as a general discussion surrounding the topics covered and is for guidance purposes only. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be regarded as a substitute for taking legal advice. DWF is not responsible for any activity undertaken based on this information.

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Hilary Ross

Executive Partner (London) - Head of Retail, Food & Hospitality

Recognised by The Lawyer as one of the UK’s Top 100 lawyers, I advise clients on compliance and challenges across the EU in relation to products, systems and safety.

Dominic Watkins

Partner - Head of Food Group

I am Head of DWF’s internationally renowned food sector group as well as being Head of Regulatory in London.

Ed Meikle

Partner - Head of Retail Group

I advise on all aspects of intellectual property law, especially advising businesses in retail, food, sport and consumer products on the development, commercialisation and protection of their brands and technology.