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John Lewis announced over the weekend it is to launch a £100,000 technology start-up incubator, JLab, in a bid to find the next big idea in retail.
Japanese giant Fast Retailing, which owns Uniqlo, is mulling a bid for US fashion retailer J Crew, which could value it at $5bn.
Electronics retailer Maplin is up for sale as private equity owner Montagu eyes a £200m exit from the business after ten years.
Retail news round-up on March 3, 2014: Maplin up for sale, M&S hires Next Sourcing gurus, Warren Buffet cuts Tesco stake, John Lewis Partnership to slash annual staff bonus and more.
Controversial OpCapita boss Henry Jackson, is stepping down from Capitex Holdings, the firm that controls Game, ahead of its potential IPO.
Sports Direct is asking for further concessions from landlords of its Republic stores, putting the future of some of its shops in doubt, Retail Week has learned.
Retail Week compares potential merger partners Dixons and Carphone Warehouse.
As Tesco grounds its mission to dominate store space, Alex Lawson finds the multiples’ focus has shifted to convenience and online.
The internet of things - the idea that everyday physical objects are digitally connected, share data and are able to identify themselves to other devices - remains a nebulous concept to most of us.
It could be a marriage made in heaven, but mergers of equals aren’t easy to make work, so Dixons and Carphone Warehouse will each need to negotiate well.