Walmart cuts staff in China

Some 30 mid-level managers laid off as part of a larger restructuring of retailer’s China business

Thomas Cook waves goodbye to Green

Turnround specialist and travel industry veteran not the right package for Thomas Cook

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Compass chief dismisses Tesco rumours

Cousins rules himself out of running for chairman post at retailer

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Large supermarkets ‘uneconomic’

Online shopping will hit store valuations, veteran investor warns

Online risks stalk Black Friday shoppers

Threat of cyber attack rises as US retail sales set to surge

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Carlyle invests in South Africa

Buyout house takes stake in Johannesburg tyre and parts retailer

Patisserie Valerie chain set to expand

Further outlets planned after profits jump following IPO

French Connection rises despite sales fall

Shares jump even as revenues decline due to milder autumn weather

Kidston steps back from her retail chain

Chain founder gives up creative director role

Tesco shareholders to claim over losses

Law firm proposes legal action over retailer’s profit restatement

Tiffany cuts sales outlook as Asia slows

Luxury jeweller’s profits narrowly miss Wall Street estimates

BHS losses cast shadow over Arcadia

Green says chain’s performance reflects turnround attempts

Chow Tai Fook sales hit by China slowdown

World’s biggest listed jeweller still committed to Chinese market

South African retailers in $5.7bn deal

Furniture group Steinhoff to buy retailer Pepkor

Slowing eurozone hits Kingfisher sales

DIY chain’s profits hit as France slows

Fortnum & Mason prospers with new stores

Record profits for luxury food and gift retailer

Black Friday’s boost from the black stuff

Tumbling oil prices will buoy S&P 500 retailers

Black Friday frenzy moves online

Burberry lures buyers into flagship store

iPads and purchase histories versus old-school services

Loeb wins battle to appoint Dow directors

Deal with activist heads off potential showdown at annual meeting


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