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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.

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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.

Retail sales rise in July

Retail sales rise in July but expert warns that could be 'as good as it gets'

Retail sales jumped 4.2% in July as shoppers snapped up electrical appliances, furniture and household goods, according to data revealed today.

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Vince Cable concerns emerge over opaque insolvency probe rules

The Former Secretary of State for Business believes it is too hard to pursue legal action against directors of insolvent companies deemed unfit.

Chinese etail giant Alibaba is investing $4.6bn (£2.9bn) in electronics chain Suning, one of the country’s largest bricks and mortar retailers.

Alibaba acquires 20% stake in electricals retailer Suning in £2.9bn deal

Chinese etail giant Alibaba is investing $4.6bn (£2.9bn) in electronics chain Suning, one of the country’s largest bricks-and-mortar retailers.

Do you know how the Sale of Goods Act applies to you?

The Office of Fair Trading’s Sale of Goods Act ‘hub’ is a useful tool to help retailers protect their business as well as keep customers happy.

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Alison Deighton

Comment: How can retailers avoid creating the next cyber-attack headline?

Data protection hit the headlines again this weekend after Carphone Warehouse revealed it had suffered a significant data security breach.

Consumers are feeling more confident

As the economy improves, retailers need to make hay while the sun shines

In a world where one of the largest economies suffers a massive stock market plunge, you could be forgiven for thinking you’d woken up in 2008.

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