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Digital edition: Land Securities Retail - A1 magazine March 2014

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Digital edition: Land Securities Retail - A1 magazine November 2013

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Walmart US chief executive Bill Simon is departing the business, the world’s biggest retailer revealed today.

Walmart US boss Bill Simon steps down

Walmart US chief executive Bill Simon is departing the business, the world’s biggest retailer revealed today.

The retailer is expanding in the Middle East

Marks & Spencer plans Saudi Arabia expansion

Marks & Spencer has laid down plans to bolster its presence in the Middle East with ten new stores set to open in Saudi Arabia by April next year.

Karl Albrecht, the German entrepreneur who co-founded Aldi

Aldi co-founder Karl Albrecht dies aged 94

Karl Albrecht, the German entrepreneur who co-founded Aldi in the 1960s alongside his brother Theo, died last Wednesday at the age of 94.

Tesco Philip Clarke

Timeline: The big moments during Philip Clarke's Tesco leadership years

As Philip Clarke’s three years as Tesco chief executive come to an end, Retail Week pinpoints the seminal moments of his tenure.

Mothercare’s new chief executive Mark Newton-Jones has unveiled a turnaround plan to “fix the basics”.

Mothercare boss Newton-Jones unveils 'modernising' turnaround plan

Mothercare’s new chief executive Mark Newton-Jones has unveiled a turnaround plan to “fix the basics” at the maternity specialist.

International analysis

Should Amazon be focusing on profits rather than investing in drones?

Analysis: Is it time for Amazon to focus on making money?

Amazon’s shares fell 10% last night, following news of its second quarter loss. Retail Week asks if it is time for Amazon to start focusing on profits?

Mercedes-Benz, Paris

Innovation watch: Mercedes-Benz in Paris creates an inclusive boutique

Mercedes-Benz is targeting tourists as they stroll down Paris’ Champs Elyseé with an attention grabbing storefront. Inside lies an immersive showcase of the luxury car brand and its products.

International comment

Luxury fashion brands such as Burberry, Aquascutum and Barbour have all added to the allure of UK retail for international shoppers.

Comment: How mass-market retailers can tap into the ‘Ramadan rush’

The UK’s mass-market retailers have sometimes been unsure of how best to attract greater numbers of international shoppers to their stores.

Carrefour has been on a buying spree

Carrefour benefits from its pan-European trolley dash

Carrefour boss Georges Plassat has filled the grocer’s coffers over the past two years thanks to a rationalisation of its international assets, allied with improved performance in a number of markets.

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