John Lewis expected to cut staff bonuses

Profits likely to be hit by supermarket price wars

Amazon hitches ride with Alibaba

US group opens online store on arch rival’s website in China

Britishness may not be enough for HoF

Well-known brands have struggled with Chinese tastes

Moncler shares power ahead as sales rise

Luxury skiwear maker bounces back after autumn slowdown

Etsy: the long tail

Craft items are cute; at scale they can also be profitable

Business Life page of the FT, Working Lives feature. Blackwells Chief Executive David Blackwell. Blackwells Bookshop in Broad Street, Oxford. 25.02.15. Photo by Mark Bassett
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Blackwell’s weathers storm in a bookshop

Chief executive would still recommend trade to his children

Zalando to focus on growth

German online retailer identifies four areas of focus

Etsy aims to raise $100m in IPO

Offering set to be biggest for a New York-based tech company in years

American Eagle on top as A&F struggles

Abercrombie & Fitch battles to win back fickle teens


New car sales drive up Lookers’ profits

Car dealership reports its sixth year of successive profit growth

Luxury website Farfetch valued at $1bn

Online retailer is latest London start-up to lure big US tech investor

Greggs on a roll with 41% profit rise

Baker’s strategy being boosted by UK economic recovery

A route to profit in the middle market

Key to success is to match business’s position to capabilities

Morrison ex-treasurer jailed over trading

Coyle dealt in Ocado shares during planning for joint venture

Morrison poised to take axe to dividend

Supermarket to cut payout to help fund turnround

M&S Asia head quits amid China revamp

Retailer to axe five stores in secondary cities

Samsung launches latest Galaxy smartphone

South Korean group faces increasing threat from Apple’s iPhones

Foreign food clicks with Chinese consumers

Alibaba and race to sign up overseas fresh food producers

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


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