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Courier firm Yodel has suspended collections from distribution hubs after an unprecedented surge in demand following Black Friday.
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US fashion retailer American Apparel has appointed its first female boss after ousting Dov Charney over allegations of sexual misconduct.
Danish value retailer Tiger is preparing to open four new stores in the South of England and three elsewhere in the UK.
Chris Ronnie, the former boss of JJB Sports, has been sentenced to four years in prison after being found guilty of fraud furnishing false information.
Retail tycoons Mike Ashley and Sir Philip Green are facing paper losses after shares in etailer MySale, in which they are investors, slumped following a profit warning.
Tesco has tasked its auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers with scrutinising stock management as it shakes up the sector by scrapping supplier fees.
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Retail Week’s cartoonist Patrick Blower’s take on Sir Ian Cheshire’s departure from Kingfisher and what the future could hold.
Last month marked the end of an era as Cath Kidston announced her decision to step down from her day-to-day role at the eponymous retailer 21 years after founding the company.
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Retailers should carry out thorough checks on job candidates before hiring to avoid costly and embarrassing situations.
This year’s golden quarter is set to be another nail-biter as Black Friday and last-minute shoppers make Christmas sales evermore uncertain.