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Former Tesco chief executive Philip Clarke has been summoned for an interview by the Serious Fraud Office over the grocer’s accounting scandal.

Former Tesco boss Philip Clarke summoned by Serious Fraud Office

Former Tesco chief executive Philip Clarke has been summoned for an interview by the Serious Fraud Office over the grocer’s accounting scandal.

Retail Week Dispatch

Retail Week Dispatch

Keep up to date with the latest retail news and analysis using our live feed, tailored throughout the day by the Retail Week content team.

Latest news & analysis

Matthew Chapman talks to the team at Somo on Android Pay

Watch: Will Google’s Android Pay set the agenda for mobile payment? Video

With Android Pay poised to launch in the US, experts from mobile marketing firm Somo discuss the implications and effect on the industry.

Growing consumer confidence has maintained momentum through August, with improvements in sentiment towards the general economy and personal finances

Consumer confidence rises in August as economy improves

Consumer confidence improved in August as sentiment towards the general economy and personal finances prospects lifted.

Big Four Supermarkets

Bad weather costs grocers as volumes fall for first time since December

Sales volumes across the UK’s 10 leading grocery chains have fallen for the first time since last December, with the “unpredictable” weather being blamed.

Currys struggled to cope with the surge in traffic last Black Friday

Black Friday predicted to break £1bn online sales barrier this year

Black Friday this year is forecast to become the UK’s first £1bn online shopping day, according to digital consultancy Salmon.

John Lewis infographic

Infographic: John Lewis sales tumble 5.9% after warm weather

John Lewis sales tumbled 5.9% to £71.96m last week as the department store group was hit by warm weather and tough comparables.

The retailer is cutting jobs

Woolworths chairman exits as Australian grocer reports 12% profit slump

Woolworths chairman Ralph Waters will leave the struggling supermarket chain next week after the retailer revealed full-year profits nose-dived.

Target Open House

International analysis: Target smart house aims for consumer connection

Target is holding an open house to showcase a new product category – and the address says as much about its priorities as the items on display.

Blower\'s cartoon

Blower’s retail cartoon: The back-to-school shopping rush

Retail Week cartoonist Patrick Blower’s take on parents hitting the shops to stock up on uniforms and gym kit essentials.

Lidl

Comment: Real retail loyalty is about long-term customer relationships

Lidl’s Smarter Shopping trial has sparked debate about whether it is a loyalty scheme. It doesn’t matter, as long as it builds relationships.

Poll

Will British retailers rein back on Chinese expansion because of financial turmoil in the region?

Growing consumer confidence has maintained momentum through August, with improvements in sentiment towards the general economy and personal finances

Consumer confidence rises in August as economy improves

Consumer confidence improved in August as sentiment towards the general economy and personal finances prospects lifted.

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