Small shops wary of Sunday trading plans

Osborne to announce consultation on easing restrictions

Trial shows fish oil can be grown on land

Extract will be a sustainable source of feed for fish farms

Edible insect farms strive for scale

Old production methods are being rethought to increase output

Asos confident over sales growth target

Online fashion retailer rides out currency swings


KKR among bidders for Tesco S Korea unit

Five private equity firms on shortlist to buy out Homeplus

M&S gets dressing down over clothing woes

Stockholders hit out over ‘ugly’ fashion as sales slip

Customers sit at a Caffebene coffee shop in Seoul, South Korea, on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010. Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

S Korean coffee boom goes international

Regulations prompt local coffee shops to expand abroad

Osborne takes aim at Sunday trading laws

Big retailers would benefit most from powers for local councils

American Apparel warns on funding

Stocks in US fashion group tumble on financing alert

PE firms embrace Italian fashion revival

Buyout groups shrug off past failures

Bioethanol sector struggles to fuel growth

Government targets to tumbling oil prices bear down on industry

Carpetright and Ikea look to high street

Out-of-town retailers adopt new approach for city centre shops

StanChart joins pact to prevent deforestation

Ten banks have signed up to influence clients

M&S expands click and collect service

Retailer seeks to exploit rival’s decision to impose £2 charge

My First Million — Steve Gross

Angling to stay in business for the long term

MSC Cruises to base ship in Havana

Optimal time to establish presence in Cuba, says cruise ship operator

Sports shoe king Phil Knight nears finish line

Man behind the swoosh revolutionised sportswear through marketing

Dixons Carphone confounds merger sceptics

Combined group strikes US deal with Sprint as profit strengthens

Dixons Carphone to open US stores

Retailer sets sights across Atlantic with plans for 500 stores

US to test Dixons Carphone’s tech stamina

Honeybee software generates buzz in retail collaboration


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