Alibaba targets launch week for IPO

Group expected to raise $20bn plans roadshow for week of September 8

Tesco vows decisive action on profit warning

Struggling chain’s new CEO to start a month early

AstraZeneca gains on renewed bid chatter

FTSE 100 held aloft by gains from financial and defensive stocks

The new Tesco Extra in Watford
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Fashion the new front in supermarket wars

Lidl and Aldi ramp up the pressure as they turn to clothing

Supermarkets dominate school uniform battle

Grocers come top of the class with cheap alternatives

Tesco: it really is that bad

Retailer’s shares are not cheap yet

Supermarkets hit hard by Tesco warning

Shares in all of the main UK listed grocers fall

Warring billionaire grocers settle family feud

Market Basket staff return to work after protests and customer boycotts

Tesco struggles to fend off discounters

Supermarket sales down 4% amid slow growth in spending

Alibaba sales surge ahead of IPO

Chinese ecommerce group reports leap in revenue from mobile devices

Orbitz: travel sick

Online travel agent has had disputes with airlines before, but this one is scarier

Shareholder value: controlling interests

Companies should look at forms of control, but they may cause as many problems as they solve

Tiffany lifts guidance as sales sparkle

Zara sparks outcry with star top blunder

Shirt withdrawn after garment compared to Nazi Holocaust clothing

Snapdeal tries to sell flats online

Tie-up will test limits of what Indians will buy on web

Buffett defends Burger King’s tax deal

Food group to buy Tim Hortons and move to Canada

One Stop stores to launch beacon service

Customers will be sent offers of discounts to their smartphones

Retailers return to UK manufacturing

More brands are turning to British sourcing

‘Made in Britain’ comes back into fashion

British retailers are increasingly shifting production back to the UK

Small-cap Week, August 23

Asos, Office2Office, Rangers and Greencoat featured

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