Couche-Tard: marriage of convenience

Dealmaking rules in sector where profit margin is below 5%

London’s IPO price falls curb enthusiasm

Bumper year finishes skewed towards first half

Carrefour sells Brazil stake for $672m

Deal with billionaire Diniz paves way for São Paulo listing

Black Friday boosts retail sales

Fastest monthly growth in a decade lifts markets

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The trouble with dribbles

City has little appetite for another jumbo placing of Lloyds shares

Christmas pudding maker roasted over terms

2 Sisters Food Group asked for up to four months to settle bills

Profits up at fashion group Jigsaw

Retailer’s results pave way for sale or float

Dixons Carphone admits Black Friday effect

Company says discount day pulled forward Christmas purchases

Charney terminated by American Apparel

Fashion veteran Paula Schneider appointed as new chief

Tesco ‘stabilising’ as rivals’ growth slows

Retailer’s sales drop eases before Christmas

Metro upbeat despite ‘challenging’ year

German retailer forecasts rise in sales and profits

John Lewis dips after Black Friday boost

Sales skewed by discounts on day after US Thanksgiving

Petsmart: hitting it out of the park

If private equity is buying, think carefully about selling

MySale sell-off after profit warning

Sir Philip Green and Mike Ashley are losers as fashion site’s shares tumble 50 per cent

Hungary to restrict Sunday trading

Move bucks broader trend in Europe to liberalise retail sector

Former JJB Sports boss jailed for fraud

Chris Ronnie sentenced over £1m payments on sportswear deals

Card retailers spread thrifty tidings

Competition steps up at value end of Christmas greetings market

Greggs on a roll as revamp pays off

Sales rise at UK’s largest bakery chain after £50m makeover

Carpetright gains despite outlook warning

Retailer concerned over UK property sales growth, eurozone economy

Social shop to sell surplus food to poor

Community Shop works with retailers to redistribute unsold stock


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