Tencent takes prize in ‘red envelope’ war

WeChat trumps rival Alibaba with 1bn new year cash gifts

Crippling US ports dispute hits Gap

Warning on earnings as clothing delayed en route to stores

JC Penney shares tumble on loss

Retailer’s results show some evidence it can win back customers

JC Penney shares tumble 8% on unexpected loss

Results offer some evidence that retailer can win back lost customers

US workers need more than $10 an hour

Short-notice rotas and low pay are key to protests across America, writes Linda Tirado

Morrison’s new bruise brother

Combo aims to hit the right notes for troubled supermarket

AO World: what you don’t know

After a big drop, online appliance retailer’s shares are still expensive

Strongest growth at UK law firms for 6 years

Improving UK economy and international expansion boost lawyers

David Potts: five things to know

Wm Morrison’s new chief has more than 40 years’ retail experience

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AO World shares tumble on profit warning

Retailer says Black Friday sales failed to attract new spending

SuperGroup finance chief made bankrupt

Fashion retailer suspends Shaun Wills with immediate effect

Wm Morrison names new chief executive

Former Tesco director Potts to lead retailer’s turnround efforts

Brazil unions sue McDonald’s franchisee

Case alleges Arcos Dorados violated labour laws

Benettons receive bids for World Duty Free

Italian family looks for tie-up for travel retail group

Walmart pay rise obscures job market shift

Employers are saving money but the impact on workers can be high

DFS sets price range for flotation

Soft furnishings retailer’s IPO plans hit by weakening demand

Thailand’s Central earmarks $1bn for expansion

Retailer looks abroad to avoid political strife at home

Primark owner to serve bittersweet profit

Strength of sterling will also have impact on reported earnings

Earnings providing false hope for groups

Operating margins under pressure though net profits have risen

Abraaj takes stake inTurkish ecommerce

Dubai-based buyout group invests $100m in Hepsiburada


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