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South African investment group Brait has completed its acquisition of New Look and installed its chief executive as non-executive chairman.
Tesco’s South Korean business, Homeplus, has drawn offers from as many as eight preliminary bidders, according to reports.
Retail Week cartoonist Patrick Blower’s take on confectionery giant Ferrero’s £112m offer to acquire British chocolatier Thorntons.
Womenswear retailer East is closing 19 stores and five concessions across the UK after slipping into administration.
A Thorntons family member who formerly chaired the retailer believes its decline “would have been fatal” had Ferrero not stepped in to acquire it.
Last week, Netherlands-based Ahold and Belgium’s Delhaize Group announced their intention to combine businesses through a merger.
As Ferrero moves to acquire Thorntons, we explain how the businesses got where they are today and the impact of the deal on the market.
Thorntons, which began life a century ago, could recapture its former glories under Ferrero but a deal may hit its store estate.
Poundland’s interrupted acquisition of 99p Stores shows how futile it is when institutions seek to determine which shops compete with each other.