Retail is bracing itself for the toughest Christmas in a decade as Brexit uncertainty, high property taxes and deep discounting grip the market just two weeks into the golden quarter.
Manchester’s Arndale shopping centre has been evacuated after three people were stabbed in an attack.
Swedish furniture giant Ikea is expanding its UK property team as it seeks to snap up lowly valued shopping centres to accelerate its urban expansion.
As Aldi launches in China, Carrefour is scaling back. The French retail giant is the latest in a long line of big international retailers to dial down their presence in the Chinese market.
The best of global retail was celebrated last night at the World Retail Awards, held at the World Retail Congress in Amsterdam.