American Apparel confirms takeover offer

Approach values struggling US fashion chain at up to $245m

Rangers’ shareholders reject rights issue

Scottish football club faces bleak funding gap

Nigerian consumer goods: luxury prices

Despite the potential it may be too early to get excited

Gekås Ullared, Sweden

Swedes flock to discount retailer Ullared

Superstore has turned into a phenomenon with its sales growth

Watchdog hits PwC with two probes

Investigation relates to audit clients Tesco and Barclays

Losing Yule magic in the supply chain

I’ll be home for Christmas but my presents may not

Kingfisher sells 70% stake in China B&Q

Latest in a string of reversals for foreign retailers

Christmas Day heading for record sales

Tablets and smartphones to drive holiday sales

Drinks companies shaken by rouble turmoil

Consumer goods groups struggle with Russian volatility

US labour regulator targets McDonald’s

National Labor Relations Board files 78 cases against group

Small-cap Week, December 20

MySale, Real Good Food, Fortune Oil, and Beacon Hill featured

Fosun raises bid for Club Med to €939m

Chinese group’s price is 2.5% above Italian investor Bonomi

Ecommerce groups rush to deliver the goods

Bringing orders to the buyer on time is taking on increasing importance

BAT in deal to settle asbestos dispute

Payout ends tobacco group’s seven-year legal battle with Flintkote

Club Med: happy hour

Shareholders bask in sunshine as bidding war plays out

Dunkin’ Donuts poised for China push

Asian private equity fund RRJ Capital and Jollibee Foods close in on $300m stores deal

Tesco & Carrefour: no place like home

International divestments should be on the table

‘Nail-biting’ weekend looms for retailers

UK stores fear impact of Black Friday deals on Christmas shopping

Shoppers find Christmas gift in price war

Good harvests also help as cost of festive dinner is trimmed

Unilever drops mayonnaise fight

Giant withdraws suit against egg-free producer start-up

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