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

Lesson of galloping heffalumps

Very large companies should stick to their knitting

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 17: A model walks the runway during the Hackett London show during the London Collections: MEN Spring Summer 2014 on June 17, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Hackett to test the US with British look

Group eyes market that has seen off many UK retailers

Sotheby’s chief Ruprecht to step down

Shares rose 7.4% to $42.12 in after-hours New York trade following departure

Chris Ronnie of JJB sports

Former JJB Sports boss convicted of fraud

£1m payments linked to sportswear deals

US retail groups shop at home not abroad

Rise in domestic deals follows unsuccessful foreign acquisitions

Mothercare lifts UK like-for-like sales

Strong pound holds back international profits

Young’s sales boosted by warm weather

UK pub group benefits as consumers eat out more

Retail sales bounce back

Strong performance in non-food sector boosts confidence in recovery

Ma blames the ‘greedy’ for widespread fakes

Alibaba founder defends company over counterfeit claims

El Corte Inglés reflects Spain’s woes

Department store chain typifies business practices in the country

Price war hits UK grocery sales

Big four grocers lose market share to discounters

Businesses in India need fiscal certainty

Selective levies have deterred overseas companies

GetTaxi slashes some London fares to £5

Taxi app service’s promotion heightens price war with Uber and Hailo

China’s can-do versus Congress gridlock

Xi does not have to worry about the opposition holding up agenda

Google and Ikea tack on wind farm deals

Separate moves are latest investment in renewable energy for each group

B&M bags stores from shrinking retailers

Discounter takes stores from six retailers

Samsung to reduce smartphone range

Chinese competition prompts S Korean group to cut portfolio 25-30%

JD.com: keeping the faith

Capture of mobile consumers enhanced by chat tie-up

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