Stable retail businesses such as Morrisons are being eyed by overseas investors due to a drop in the price of sterling driven by ongoing uncertainty around Brexit, according to analysts.
South African retail giant Steinhoff is set to cut its debt and trim down its assets to focus on retail investments after a previous $7bn (£5.8bn) accountancy scandal.
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.