Brazil’s shoppers turn to discounters

Hybrid wholesale/retailers gain appeal as recession bites

Sales fall at Philip Green’s Arcadia

Underlying sales fell 2.3% in past 10 weeks

Cloud hangs over Black Friday in the US

Closed stores and petitions point to signs of consumer fatigue

Online retailer raises $350m

Funding puts $1.5bn value on website that plans to take on Amazon


Greencore bucks trend as profit jumps 33%

Sandwich maker to increase investment as demand continues to rise

AO World to expand to the Netherlands

Sales rise but investment in Europe fuels half-year loss

Shoppers save spending for Black Friday

Sales volumes fall to nine-month low, says CBI

Pets at Home’s profits rise

Pet-supplies chain’s half-year earnings increase 12% to £45m

It’s time to talk about takeovers

If the argument for a deal is strong, debate will endorse it

Mitchells & Butlers restores dividend

Chief steps up pub upgrades to fight growing rivalry for diners

Black Friday shoppers face malware threat

Credit card details targeted in post-Thanksgiving US shop-athon

Ikea thinks big with smaller branches

Swedish flat-pack king targets high street amid growth of 11%

Money laundering focus on luxury sector

Antiques, jewellery and art being used to hide proceeds of crime

UK set to spend £1.9bn on Black Friday

Day of discounts in US becomes biggest spending spree in Britain

UK retailers divided over Black Friday

High street concerned one-day rush will disrupt Christmas trading

From dusty cellar to high-spec wine room

Wealthy clients want top designs and the best technology

Moldova turns its eyes to the west

About 90% of exports used to go to other parts of the former Soviet Union

Grape haul of China requires a good nose

Investors must be careful of fakes when buying inside the country

Small-cap Week, November 21

Broker downgrade hurts Telit; Majestic Wine, Havelock Europa and Quarto also in the news

LatAm malls about more than shopping

Economic slowdown forces operators to rethink floor space


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