Welcome to the first edition of The Retailer in 2021. We start the year with a forward focus, offering thought-leading commentary and insight into what's coming down the track for retail - from legal issues to opportunities in global trade. Plus, our contributors explore the risks and opportunities of the surge in e-commerce - for both retailers and consumers.

Thank you to all our Associate Members who contributed to this Winter edition.

If you’d like to contribute to our next edition in the Spring, take a look at our How To Guide and submit your synopsis to the team at theretailer@brc.org.uk.