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Primark

Comment: Primark shows profitability and morality can co-exist

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Primark is at the forefront of efforts to build sustainable partnerships with suppliers, a year on from the Rana Plaza tragedy.

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Comment: Next profits outstrip Marks & Spencer thanks to online boom

By Simon Hathaway

Next posted £695m pre-tax profit to the end of January, bucking the trend of flat or declining growth faced by many retailers.

Primark has been marching overseas in recent years, with store openings in cities including Dusseldorf (pictured), Germany

Comment: Can Primark crack the US? You bet it can

By Maureen Hinton

Primark’s move into the US should not be compared with previous UK retailers’ entry and subsequent failures in that market.

In the future, fridges will know what you need to buy before you do

Comment: What happens when your fridge does your food shopping

By Joel Blackmore

In our not-too-distant future our fridge will never let us down. Our fridge will know that the RFID-tagged cheese has run out, order our favourite brand for us, and handle the delivery.

Mulberry is famed for its line-up of bestselling bags

Blog: Mulberry swings its handbags in the right direction

By Suzanne Bearne

Mulberry’s decision to position itself like one of the super desirable – and very expensive – luxury brands by hiking its prices has brought the British handbag brand crashing back to reality with the company issuing its second profits warning since Christmas.

Comment: Will investors greet Card Factory as it heads to market?

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Greetings card specialist Card Factory this week invited investors to sign up to its IPO as it became the latest retailer to head to market.

Tesco

Comment: Tesco’s boardroom dilemma adds to the turmoil

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Along with everything else at Tesco as its travails continue, its unwieldy board structure has been questioned by analysts.

Eataly Milan

Comment: Above average. What makes a store better than the rest?

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Being good in store is rarely sufficient as standards seem to climb inexorably. What is it therefore that puts one store ahead of another?

Primark

Comment: Guaranteed footfall driver Primark lights up East Ham high street

East Ham high street plays host to thriving value chains, with Primark taking the prize for best-looking shop on the street.

Home improvement retailers are encouraging shoppers to do more DIY at home

Comment: Retail parks will be the winners this Easter weekend

By Diane Wehrle

Good weather and rising consumer confidence should help DIY shopping locations to shine over the Easter bank holiday weekend.

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