Adidas limbers up to get back in the race

German sportswear company looks to catch up with rivals

Retailers turn on in-store beacons

Bricks and mortar companies in effort to better target consumers

Ahold earnings suffer in US price war

Overall sales for Stop & Shop owner flattered by dollar strength

HK retailers set for plunge in rent costs

China slowdown and graft crackdown hit spending

Shifting trends hurt big US retailers

China’s booming electronic commerce market helps Alibaba take the top retail spot

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Amazon: buying loyalty

Membership programme still is not big enough

A Costcutter store in West Yorkshire

Costcutter owner calls for more mergers

‘Smaller number of big players’ needed, says Sir Michael Bibby

‘Do it for me’ culture threatens DIY

Fewer young consumers have the desire to tackle DIY

Amazon starts to book UK sales in Britain

Shift over Luxembourg deal brings revenues in reach of taxman

Wine trade chases shrinking UK profits

Decline in consumption and supermarket price war spell trouble

Week in Review, May 23

Deutsche Bank under fire; John Malone, BP and M&S also in the news

UK pound store growth faces hurdles

Shifting landscape driving consolidation among discounters

Zanetti eyes expansion with Milan listing

Family-owned Italian coffee group lays out ambitions

Tesco pays Lewis £4.1m for first 6 months

Supermarket group could claw back payments made to former CEO

Booker: boring but brilliant

Company’s Musgrave purchase will increase exposure and add scale

YouTube to allow users to buy within ads

Video service owned by Google to allow brands to target consumers more directly

Mothercare stems UK sales slide

UK buggy and babywear continues overseas expansion

Retail sales recovery cheers pound

High street stocks help FTSE 100 eye return to record highs

UK retail sales bounce back in April

Figures boosted by shopping for summer clothes in good weather

Booker snaps up Budgens and Londis

Food wholesaler seeks to combat rise of discount supermarkets


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