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Fears for Game as supplier stalls over credit

Fresh concerns were raised over Game Group's future yesterday, after a leading games company refused to supply it with its latest products over concerns about its creditworthiness.

Darwin battles to secure Fenn Wright Manson survival

Fenn Wright Manson, the premium women's fashion chain, is battling to safeguard its future just 17 months after it was acquired by a private equity firm.

Fears over Game's future after leading supplier refuses to deliver new release

Fresh concerns were raised over Game Group's future yesterday, after a leading games company refused to supply it with its latest products over concerns about its creditworthiness.

Clothes shops report poor sales performance

Clothes stores reported their worst performance for nearly three years this month despite signs of better trading for other retailers.

Legal wrangle throws spotlight on food labelling

A High Court judgment last week reopened the debate about product 'use-by' dates, to the dismay of some campaigners

January hangover signals yet another tough year for high street

Retailers suffered a fall in underlying sales last month and the second-worst January of trading since the mid-1990s, hitting them with a "sobering" start to what is expected to be another "tough year".

Buyer Clare Stansfield among her wares at Rellik

Vintage Clothing: 'When I was 14, I swore I'd never wear high street clothes again...'

Vintage clothing first stretched its wings as an ethical antidote to the high street's fast fashion initiatives. It was a cost-effective alternative for those who appreciated quality, as well as value and originality.

Album: Wire, The Black Session (Pink Flag)

A live album culled from a Parisian show last May, The Black Session finds Wire switching between tracks from their recent Red Barked Tree album and old favourites.

Urban hang-outfitters: Inside the chain's new store in Newcastle

Bright Sparks: Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters may have been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons, but it's still one of the loudest and proudest personalities on the high street, says Harriet Walker

Offloading Comet will cost Kesa extra after trading setback

A post-Christmas collapse at Comet will cost parent company Kesa Electricals up to £15m more than it thought to get the retailer off its hands.

Quote of the day: Jace Tyrrell

Exodus from high streets as retailers shut up shop

Slew of leases coming up for renewal sparks new warning of closures over next three years

TV and electricals shops boosted as price rules are revamped

The competition watchdog has given the UK's troubled electricals sector a pre-Christmas boost by unveiling plans to ditch a 13-year-old regulation that prevents suppliers of products such as TVs or washing machines from recommending resale prices to retailers and wholesalers.

Pre-Christmas retail uplift 'won't last'

A spate of early discounting has helped retailers attract shoppers before Christmas, but the uplift is not expected to last into the new year, a survey revealed today.

Mary Portas proposes 'town teams' to save high streets

A third of high streets are "degenerating or failing" according to new research published by the Government today.

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William Shemin and Henry Johnson: Jewish and black soldiers receive World War I Medal of Honor amid claims of discrimination

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Liverpool close in on Milner signing

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Thurston Moore interview

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From leading man to Elephant Man

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