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  1. May 29, 2014

    Australian etailer MySale looks to London for listing

    Australian fashion retail website MySale, backed by Sir Philip Green, plans to float in London next month, despite mixed...

  2. February 18, 2014

    Shopkeepers seek switch away from rental values

    Business rates should be based on a company’s energy usage or even the number of its employees rather than a building’s...

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  1. January 13, 2014

    Fears mount over empty UK shops

    Britain’s high streets face an empty shops crisis as a wave of retailers’ leases begin to expire, offering them the chance...

  2. October 7, 2013

    Kate Moss teams up with Topshop again

    Kate Moss is to return to Topshop with a new fashion collection that will take the collaboration to the US and possibly...

  3. July 31, 2013

    Lombard: Schneider pays a full price for disappointing Invensys

    Allons comptables de la Patrie, le jour de gloire est arrivé! The Marseillaise needs only the smallest of tweaks to pay...

  4. July 31, 2013

    Rihanna wins Topshop T-shirt court fight

    Pop singer Rihanna has won a High Court battle against Topshop, part of Sir Philip Green’s Arcadia Group, over T-shirts...

  5. July 3, 2013

    Retailers call for common standards after Bangladesh disaster

    The UK’s top clothes retailers have denied they are exploiting workers in developing countries during a high-level Whitehall...

  6. July 3, 2013

    Philip Green demands rates holiday for UK small retailers

    Sir Philip Green, the retail executive, has joined calls for a rates holiday for small retailers in the UK, arguing that...

  7. June 27, 2013

    The business guru: Sir Stuart Rose

    Sir Stuart Rose has worked in retail for more than 40 years, starting in 1972 at Marks and Spencer, where he stayed until...

  8. June 5, 2013

    Topshop explores sites for first mainland China store

    Sir Philip Green is exploring sites for the first Topshop in mainland China and already has an offer from at least one...

  9. May 15, 2013

    Rift opens over textile worker safety in Bangladesh

    Last month’s collapse of a building in Bangladesh which left more than 1,200 people dead has sent retailers, government and...

  10. December 28, 2012

    White Company lays foundations for growth

    Buoyant sales of cashmere jumpers and bed linen have helped boost pre-Christmas sales at The White Company by more than a...

  11. December 6, 2012

    Green sells 25% Topshop stake

    Sir Philip Green has agreed the sale of a minority stake in Topshop and Topman to a US private equity firm, in a deal that...

  12. November 21, 2012

    Green defends Arcadia’s tax set-up

    Sir Philip Green has defended his retail empire’s tax arrangements, as he announced a 25 per cent increase in underlying...

  13. September 20, 2012

    The Brazilian retail riddle

    On the banks of the Paraná river next to the Brazilian border sits the Monalisa, one of Paraguay’s most-loved tourist...

  14. September 17, 2012

    London Fashion Week: day three

    The Natural History Museum’s Darwin Centre provided the backdrop for Sunday’s Preen show, and the British duo’s return to...

  15. September 13, 2012

    Hands-on approach HBOS banker’s undoing

    As head of corporate lending, former HBOS banker Peter Cummings had a reputation for being a powerful and hands-on dealmaker...

  16. September 12, 2012

    Cummings singled out for blame

    When the City watchdog censured HBOS for “serious misconduct” in the corporate lending division headed by Peter Cummings...

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    August 1, 2012

    S Africa: Topshop in for the kill

    “Going for the kill.” That’s how one analyst described the entry of high street retailer Topshop into South Africa. Other...

  18. July 13, 2012

    Topshop to debut in US Nordstrom stores

    Sir Philip Green’s Topshop is to debut in Nordstrom department stores across the US, after a tie-up with the New York listed...

  19. March 16, 2012

    Show your metal

    Last month, Dolce & Gabbana unveiled a collection during Milan fashion week gilded from neck to ankle in baroque embroidery....

  20. February 24, 2012

    Retailers take line of lease resistance

    By Sarah Gordon The high street is dying. Not, it seems, the high streets of big metropolises such as London or Birmingham,...

  21. February 17, 2012

    Topshop owner joins push to revive clothes makers

    Sir Philip Green, the retail billionaire, has backed efforts to revive UK clothes manufacturing amid signs that British...

  22. February 7, 2012

    High street vacancy rates could hit 50%

    Vacancy rates on the worst British high streets could hit 50 per cent within three years, as half of all high street leases...

  23. February 2, 2012

    Entrepreneur of the Year

    The winner will have demonstrated continued leadership of the business. The essential entrepreneurial spirit that enabled...

  24. January 23, 2012

    New Look mulls closing 100 stores

    New Look, the value fashion chain, could close up to 100 stores over the next three years if it cannot wring better deals...

  25. January 15, 2012

    Barratts Priceless to lay off 680 more staff

    Discount shoe chain Barratts Priceless Shoes is to make a further 680 staff redundant after its founder, Michael Ziff,...

  26. December 30, 2011

    More than 1,600 jobs go at Barratts Priceless

    More than 1,600 employees at Barratts Priceless in the UK and Ireland will be made redundant following the failure of...

  27. December 21, 2011

    Barratts to cut 170 jobs as stores close

    Barratts Priceless, the struggling footwear retailer, will close 18 stores before Christmas with the loss of 170 jobs as its...

  28. December 8, 2011

    Barratts Priceless calls in administrators

    Barratts Priceless, the footwear retail chain that survived administration in 2009, has appointed administrators for the...

  29. November 24, 2011

    Arcadia to close stores after reporting loss

    Sir Philip Green, who runs the Green family-owned Arcadia retailing group which includes Top Shop, BHS and Dorothy Perkins,...

  30. November 6, 2011

    Shops offered £1 rents on hard-up streets

    Pound shops, selling cheap household goods and plastic toys, have become a familiar sight on high streets as the downturn...

  31. September 15, 2011

    Hussein Chalayan

    A Turkish Cypriot who grew up in Nicosia, Hussein Chalayan, moved to England with his family in 1978. He studied fashion at...

  32. September 13, 2011

    Europe’s biggest shopping centre opens

    More than 100,000 shoppers descended on east London on Tuesday for the opening of Westfield Stratford City, the largest...

  33. September 9, 2011

    Join the dots

    What? Move over stripes, there’s another pattern in town. The favoured motif of Minnie Mouse, Pierrot clowns, Ginger Rogers...

  34. September 9, 2011

    Economy Watch: accentuate the positives

    Economy Watch is tempted to take a leaf out of the songbook of the late Johnny Mercer, whose advice in the last bitter year...

  35. September 6, 2011

    M&S forecast cut as Arcadia axes jobs

    Harsh trading on the high street has been underlined by Marks and Spencer’s broker taking a red pen to its forecasts for the...

  36. August 5, 2011

    Economy Watch: The guns of August blaze

    Gideon Rachman, this newspaper’s chief foreign affairs commentator, told readers this week with uncanny prescience to beware...

  37. August 4, 2011

    Scots confident over tourism outlook

    Scottish tourism – already benefiting from the “staycationing” boom – will see a unique three-year window of opportunity...

  38. August 4, 2011

    Arcadia suffering from consumer slowdown

    The consumer slowdown is taking its toll on retail billionaire Sir Philip Green’s Arcadia, with expectations that profits at...

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