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As broker Merrill Lynch downgrades Asos and Boohoo amid competition from a new wave of online disruptor, we debate whether the etail giants are really under threat.
Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley’s ever-expanding portfolio of businesses captured 3.2% of all UK non-food retail spend in 2018, new research has shown.
Amazon posted record sales and profits in the Golden Quarter, but it forecast lower-than-expected first-quarter sales, sparking fears growth is slowing.
The Treasury Committee has launched a fresh inquiry into the much-maligned business rates amid warnings that a further 100,000 shops will close this year.
How can you go from ghost town to boom town? We speak to those that have reinvented their high street to find out how they did it.
After Next unveiled its Christmas trading figures, the team discuss what the retailer’s update tells us about how the festive season panned out.
2018 has been characterised by CVAs, administrations and store closures – all of which have taken their toll on the retail workforce.
Profits plunged from £589,000 to £121,000 at United Carpets, the UK’s third biggest flooring retailer, after a “very challenging” first half but it sees “encouraging signs” in recent performance.
Superdry profits plunged 49% in its first half as the fashion retailer warns on full-year earnings and steps up its transformation plan.
Dixons Carphone boss Alex Baldock has set out his strategy to focus on online and credit as it dials up a £440m half-year pre-tax loss.
Sainsbury’s and Asda will today lodge an application with the Competition Appeal Tribunal for a judicial review of the Competition and Markets Authority’s investigation into their proposed merger.
This week we take a look at how the consumer will feel and shop in 2019 and the trends that will drive their behaviour.
Walmart will roll out 360 robotic cleaners across the US that will clean its stores and collect data in the process.
Swedish hardware retailer Clas Ohlson will close all of its stores in the UK, apart from the Reading branch, following years of losses.
Ted Baker sales slipped 0.2% in its last quarter and it has hired law firm Herbert Smith Freehills to investigate workplace harassment claims.
Spending at UK department stores has fallen for the 13th consecutive month, according to data from Barclaycard.
Joules’ sales jumped 17.6% to £113.1m in its first half as it raises profit expectations.
We pick out the big consumers trends that retailers should watch out for in 2019.
Tesco has partnered with Volkswagen to roll out more than 2,400 electric charging bays at 600 stores over the next three years.
Missguided chief customer officer Kenyatte Nelson has left the fast-fashion business after eight months.