"It is crucial to note that these figures, although very positive, cover the period before the important date of 12 April when non-essential shops and outdoor dining started to open." Dr Sinem Hidir, Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick, comments on today's retail figures from ONS.
Professor John Colley, expert in business strategy and leadership from Warwick Business School, discusses the results of the Which? annual high street shops survey which has ranked WH Smith as the UK's worst High Street retailer for the second year in a row.
Professor John Colley, associate dean of Warwick Business School and former Managing Director of a FTSE 100 company, discusses the possibility that Asda could be listed on the stock market after its merger with supermarket rival Sainsbury's was blocked by the competition authorities.
Debenhams closures show Government needs to address tax advantages for online retailers: expert comment
"The Government has to decide whether it is prepared to stand by and watch the death of the High Street and the loss of jobs that involves." Christian Stadler, professor of strategic management at Warwick Business School, comments on the news that Debenhams plans up to 50 store closures.
With England exceeding expectations in the FIFA World Cup, Dr Christopher Doyle, expert on the economics of professional sports, sheds light on how the tournament is impacting the economy.