Apple Pay rollout gathers pace in US

Three-quarters of top merchants do not take contactless payments

Amazon takes on Etsy with artisan service

Ecommerce group looks to tap into popularity of handcrafted goods

Dollar notes

Dollar strength only part of earnings hit

Impact across S&P 500 depends on how much companies sell abroad

Tesco rules out disposals to ease burden

Chief executive relies on ‘self-help’ from cash generation

Tesco Bank: value challenge

How much could the retailer’s financial services offshoot be worth?

Sports Direct snaps up Heatons for €48m

Mike Ashley sports goods group targets recovering Irish economy

Resistance to fast fashion is futile

The US is full of format innovation, yet it missed the most important innovation of the past decade

Generic pictures of Tesco at their store in West Kensington.
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Tesco Dunnhumbled by deal flop

Failed sale of the data group and halved profits illustrate troubles

Profits halve at Tesco as price war bites

Sale of data analysis business Dunnhumby shelved

Seoul enlists shops into spending drive

‘Korea Black Friday’ sales show state sway over business

Tesco in SFO talks on accounts probe deal

Investigators focus efforts on individuals

Ted Baker sales increase fuelled by US

Clothing brand rebounds after summer currency headwinds

American Apparel is forced to refashion

Retailer to restructure to deal with debt and ownership issues

And now the other TPP battles begin

The US, Japan and Vietnam all face challenges

American Apparel files for Chapter 11

US clothes retailer struggles to compete with ‘fast fashion’

Zalando focuses on tech for growth

German group eyes ‘long-term competitive advantage’

Supermarkets wage war on two fronts

The battle online gathers momentum as discounters bite into share

Wiese lifts stake in Iceland Foods

Tycoon’s vehicle Brait in £172m deal that takes holding in UK supermarket group to 57%

Small-cap Week, October 3

Findel, Outsourcery, Intelligent Energy and Koovs featured

Ralph Lauren, designer of American dream

A changing of the guard as the fashion boss hands the reins over


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