James Thompson is a business reporter at The Independent.
20 June 2013 01:02 PM
Upmarket furniture chain Dwell today closed all its stores and ceased trading both on the High Street and online with immediate effect, with the potential loss of 300 jobs.
20 June 2013 12:00 AM
Sainsbury's has seen a 15 per cent rise in the number of customers buying clothing, as its fashion sales head towards the £700m barrier. The UK's third-biggest supermarket chain said 7.5 million shoppers had bought at least one fashion item in the past 12 months, 1 million more than a year ago.
19 June 2013 07:44 PM
Retail expert Mary Portas 'devastated' by the decision to give the store the go-ahead
18 June 2013 12:00 AM
17 June 2013 12:55 AM
Private equity firms sold fewer European businesses last year, reflecting the "volatile" economic climate and the unwillingness of banks to provide debt financing for deals, according to the accountancy firm Ernst & Young.
15 June 2013 12:00 AM
Morrisons suffered a minor rebellion from shareholders over executive pay at its annual meeting, following a drop in its annual profits.
14 June 2013 02:27 PM
HMV is poised to return to its spiritual home in Oxford Street just two months after being rescued out of administration.
14 June 2013 09:45 AM
Union accuses management of being 'aloof and absent from talks'
14 June 2013 12:00 AM
The last trading update from WH Smith's outgoing chief executive yesterday had a familiar ring to those throughout her 10-year tenure: sales fell but it touted continued progress made on profit margins.
14 June 2013 12:00 AM
Laura Ashley has blamed the cold weather in March and April for weak fashion sales, which took the shine off a healthy performance from its home furnishings.
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