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    1. November 21, 2014

      Gap sags under weight of falling sales

      Declining third-quarter same store sales, disappointing guidance and a management shake-up all combined to weigh on shares...

    2. November 20, 2014

      Former JJB Sports boss faces jail term after conviction for fraud

      The former chief executive of JJB Sports is facing jail after being convicted by a jury of fraud for receiving secret...

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    1. October 9, 2014

      Gap retreats as chief to step down

      Gap shares tumbled after the retailer announced that chief executive Glenn Murphy would step down after seven years at the...

    2. October 8, 2014

      Gap chief steps down as revenues flatline

      Shares in Gap fell by as much as 9 per cent in after-hours trading as chief executive Glenn Murphy announced his retirement...

    3. September 23, 2014

      Former JJB Sports chief was paid £1m over deals, court hears

      The former chief executive of JJB Sports received three payments totalling just over £1m in 2007 and 2008 allegedly linked...

    4. September 5, 2014

      US utilities shine as investors go defensive

      Utility stocks shone on a lacklustre trading day on Friday, as investors turned defensive following weaker than expected US...

    5. August 22, 2014

      Ross Stores’ strong earnings helps lift US retail sector

      Retailers finished the week on a high note after a flurry of earnings reports. Discount retailer Ross Stores led the S&P...

    6. August 21, 2014

      Gap to open 40 stores in India

      Gap is moving in to India’s fast growing market for Western-style apparel with plans to open 40 stores from 2015 – in the...

    7. July 11, 2014

      US mortgage insurers fall on FHFA plans

      Mortgage insurers fell sharply on Friday after the Federal Housing Finance Agency proposed new rules to tighten standards on...

    8. May 23, 2014

      GameStop jumps on higher profits and console sales

      GameStop, the US video game retailer, was among the market leaders on a slow trading day ahead of the holiday weekend after...

    9. April 11, 2014

      US retailers fall after Gap reports sales slide

      Shares in US retailers were under pressure on Friday after one of the country’s largest apparel chains reported difficult...

    10. February 20, 2014

      Gap raises minimum wage for US workers

      Gap has broken ranks with other retailers and sided with President Barack Obama by deciding to increase its minimum wage as...

    11. February 7, 2014

      Gap jumps on higher earnings hopes

      Gap shares rose at their fastest pace in three months on Friday as the US retailer lifted its earnings expectations and...

    12. January 4, 2014

      Cambodia protesters call off rally after bloody crackdown

      PHNOM PENH, Jan 4 – Anti-government demonstrators said on Saturday they had called off a mass rally they had planned to...

    13. October 11, 2013

      Gap falls but US indices advance

      Shares in clothing retailer Gap fell in early trading on weak revenue numbers but US equity indices ticked up to extend...

    14. August 16, 2013

      Nordstrom sales suffer as shoppers’ budgets shrink

      Nordstrom fell after the department store chain joined the growing list of consumer companies reporting lower-than-expected...

    15. July 8, 2013

      Bangladesh factories face inspections after safety deal

      Bangladeshi factories making clothes for 70 mostly European multinationals will be inspected over the next nine months under...

    16. June 27, 2013

      US to suspend Bangladesh trade privileges

      The Obama administration has decided to suspend trade privileges for Bangladesh, citing its poor labour standards after a...

    17. June 16, 2013

      The devastating cost of cheap outsourcing

      Retailers and their investors face a wake-up call as new findings flag up health and safety risks in the supply chain of...

    18. June 7, 2013

      Walmart helps turn S&P 500 positive for week

      Walmart investors were buoyed by news of a fresh share buyback programme, as the S&P 500 surged ahead after a strong jobs...

    19. May 17, 2013

      Week in review, May 18

      A round-up of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories, including stakebuilding in Sony and Google’s...

    20. 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...

    21. May 13, 2013

      European retailers to sign Bangladesh safety pact

      European retailers led by Hennes & Mauritz, Inditex and Tesco have vowed to sign a deal to improve factory safety in...

    22. May 1, 2013

      US retailers losing appetite to hire amid economic jitters

      Michael Faulhaber, the veteran owner of the Ward-Brodt music store in Madison, Wisconsin, has plenty in common with Dave...

    23. May 1, 2013

      EU considers trade limits on Bangladesh

      The EU is considering moves against Bangladesh, including restricting trade access to the European single market, in an...

    24. April 30, 2013

      Global retailers pledge help for Bangladesh factory victims

      Western retailers have begun pledging compensation for Bangladeshi garment workers killed or injured in last week’s building...

    25. March 21, 2013

      Sandy victims struggle to weather damage

      Sara Williams reaches up and touches a spot high on the wall inside Fresh Salt, the restaurant she co-owns on Beekman...

    26. March 7, 2013

      Gap shares halted after early data release

      Trading in Gap shares was halted briefly on Thursday after the retailer’s latest sales data were accidentally released...

    27. March 7, 2013

      US equities boosted by jobless data

      US stocks were bolstered on Thursday by better-than-expected labour market data that showed a decline in the number of...

    28. February 28, 2013

      Sears chief heralds retail upheaval

      Eddie Lampert, the hedge fund manager who controls Sears Holdings, predicts upheaval in US retail as chief executives are...

    29. February 4, 2013

      Online sales threat to American malls

      Credit market investors are falling out of love with US shopping malls as up to 15 per cent of the country’s suburban retail...

    30. February 3, 2013

      Twitter’s video app lures big brands

      For some brand advertisers, six seconds is the new 30 seconds. Even as this weekend’s Super Bowl hits a new high for...

    31. January 30, 2013

      H&M: growth at a cost

      Poor old H&M. The Swedish clothes retailer is invariably compared with Inditex, its Spanish rival. And it does not come off...

    32. January 15, 2013

      Wall Street rebounds in late trade

      Apple shares continued their slide from the previous session and fell below the $500 level, erasing gains for the past 11...

    33. January 3, 2013

      US equities fall after post-deal rally

      US retailers were in focus on Wall Street on Thursday after the release of monthly sales results. Even though overall retail...

    34. December 28, 2012

      Mobile gift cards increase in popularity

      Technology companies including Facebook are trying to grab a slice of the market for retail gift cards, whose popularity in...

    35. November 23, 2012

      Shoppers scrutinise Black Friday deals

      Americans welcomed the chance to start Black Friday shopping earlier than ever in the biggest retail rush of the year, but...

    36. November 15, 2012

      Walmart sales miss hits Wall St stocks

      Walmart shares dropped as the world’s largest retailer by sales reported falling sales growth, overshadowing quarterly...

    37. November 9, 2012

      Ex-Sri Lankan Tigers swap bombs for bras

      Hundreds of former Tamil Tigers, the defeated Sri Lankan rebel army, are moving into a peaceful trade, swapping a history of...

    38. October 15, 2012

      H&M branches out with Monki strategy

      The Monki store on Hamngatan in Stockholm stands opposite a large H&M outlet. But there is little to suggest the two are...

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