Lloyds traders rip off an Old Lady

Scam is most dispiriting in scandal over benchmark manipulation

Dollar Tree / Family Dollar: value deals

Cautious estimates of cost savings may leave some upside

Dollar Tree buys Family Dollar for $8.5bn

Deal marries two of the US’s largest discount store chains

Tyson to sell Brazil and Mexico business

Proceeds to pay down debt from $8.6bn Hillshire acquisition

Mothercare slides as US rival drops bid

Destination Maternity says bid lacked support from UK board

Ministers set to oppose supermarket tax

Local authorities seek to impose extra rates on large shops

Britain’s turbulent shopping aisles

Change at Tesco reflects shifts in consumers’ behaviour

Tesco’s new chief faces heavy to-do list

Can Dave Lewis revive Britain’s biggest retailer?

week in review

Week in review, July 26

Featuring Google, Apple, Credit Suisse and Tesco

Middle East tourists are top shoppers

Kuwaitis lead spending table with Saudis in third place

Chiefs should tackle succession head on

Last-minute planning can mean high price for poor choices

Letter from Lex: Mesofacts

Importance does not guarantee impermeability. Lex saw that demonstrated a few times this week

LVMH blames strong euro for profit hit

5.11 Tactical owner gunning for IPO

Owner eyes sale or listing of police uniform and weapons maker

Itochu and CP Group agree $1bn tie-up

Japanese trading house diversifies in deal with Thai billionaire

Walmart: way to grow

Retail giant needs a new strategy for US growth

Walmart’s US chief executive to step down

Kingfisher hit by England World Cup exit

B&Q owner reports second-quarter sales down 1.8%

Retail sales show subdued growth

ONS figures reveal volumes have risen only 0.1%

How Clarke was ousted from Tesco

Cancelled parties and talk of ‘enormous relief’ mark handover

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