Samsung has announced plans to open 60 of its own branded stores in Britain and six other European countries, in a bid to challenge Apple's successful retail store approach.
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Sunday 03 February 2013
Sports Direct will step up its challenge to Decathlon's European dominance when it opens its first Spanish store in April.
Wednesday 30 January 2013
The Swedish fashion giant H&M has posted a rise in annual profits but took a hit to its bottom line in the fourth quarter and has suffered falling underlying sales since the start of December.
Sunday 27 January 2013
Thursday 24 January 2013
The high street earned some respite from a nightmare start to the year, as the CBI reported far stronger than expected sales during the first half of January.
Thursday 17 January 2013
It was a day of two halves today. Pessimists were toppled by bullish traders in the afternoon, and the benchmark index hit its highest point since May 2008, taking it back to the level last seen before the collapse of Lehman Brothers. FTSE Group data show the FTSE 100 index soared 28.38 points to 6,132.36.
Thursday 17 January 2013
The iPad boom has led to an explosion in shopping using mobile devices, industry figures showed today.
Tuesday 15 January 2013
Car repairs and premium bike sales helped Halfords to ride out a flat Christmas, with the group today announcing a modest rise in its profit expectations.
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Sunday 13 January 2013
Begbies Traynor, the business recovery group, reckons almost 140, mainly smaller, retailers are in a financially critical situation. It has also cautioned that as consumers tighten their belts after Christmas there could be a surge of insolvencies during the first quarter of 2013.
Tuesday 08 January 2013
Department store Debenhams hailed its best ever December performance today after ramping up pre-Christmas discounting to attract cost-conscious shoppers.
Monday 07 January 2013
The managing director of Warehouse is to step down from the women's fashion retailer on a high note after it delivered a sharp jump in sales over Christmas. Meg Lustman, who took the helm at the Aurora Fashions-owned chain in 2009, is expected to leave her operational role at Warehouse next month, although she could remain on the group's board for a while longer.
Sunday 06 January 2013
Professional sport is responsible for some of greatest fashion crimes of our times, but few can have a rap sheet as long as cycling's. Where there has been Lycra, there have been grave offences all too readily embraced by road-going amateurs. The pros at least can't choose what they wear and this year's new kits bring mixed fortunes to Britain's gold-plated riders.
Friday 04 January 2013
The fashion chain Next yesterday raised hopes for a modest improvement in high street trading conditions this year after it posted a robust performance over Christmas and raised its profit guidance.
Thursday 03 January 2013
Monday 31 December 2012
Pressures set to grow and drive high-street stores to close their doors for the last time
Sunday 30 December 2012
All eyes will be on Ftse 100 high street titan Next on Thursday, as the retail bellwether offer up some of the sector's first hard news on festive sales.
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