H&M more cautious than Ikea on Europe

Top retailers differ over strength of sales recovery

Sofa maker ScS settles back into market

Shares rise on their return to London after 2008 rescue deal

Tesco closures will hit up to 2,000 jobs

Retailer wields axe on 43 stores in bid to cut overheads by 30%

How does Apple top a record quarter?

Company now must live up to its own raised expectations

Shake Shack: Mystery meat

The burgers are tastier than the soon-to-be-listed group’s reporting metrics

Alibaba denies misleading investors

Chinese regulator says group failed to reveal counterfeits probe

Yahoo: Spin cycle

Yahoo shares have soared. Confidence in its chief executive may now rise as well

Cable criticises PM on supermarkets

Plans to give regulator power over chains may be watered down

Carpetright’s UK sales growth accelerates

Carpet retailer says turmoil of past four years is over

Kochs to double election spending in 2016

Brothers’ conservative political network earmarks nearly $900m

Facebook tries to get personal with video ads

Analysts believe site could gain up to $1bn revenue via targeted marketing

Mattel chief quits as earnings drop 60%

Toymaker loses ground to rival Lego and electronic devices

Tesco to close ebook-selling service

UK supermarket fails to find buyer for Blinkbox Books

GrandVision eyes €1bn Euronext flotation

Optical retailer’s IPO plans to test investor sentiment for year

Tesco to beef up corporate finance team

Supermarket chain’s move may herald more asset sales

Sir Philip Green puts BHS up for sale

‘Several approaches’ received for department store chain

Small-cap Week, January 24

Monitise, Applied Graphene Materials, Gulf Keystone and Findel featured

UK retailers: not bad

Store groups – excluding the grocers – are doing just fine

US diners lose their taste for Big Macs

First fall in same-store sales for 12 years shows McDonald’s global challenges

Li Ning’s fall is a cautionary tale

Fortunes of brand China may depend on not repeating its errors

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