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    1. June 18, 2015

      McDonald’s to slim down in home market

      US consumers have not been “lovin’ it” at McDonald’s for some time, but this year will be the first in its 60-year...

    2. June 17, 2015

      Gap: not so fast

      Maybe Glenn Murphy saw what was coming. Last October, Gap’s chief executive retired unexpectedly. The clothes retailer...

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    1. June 16, 2015

      United Rentals lags behind S&P 500 on downgrade

      United Rentals came under pressure on Tuesday as the decline in oil and gas prices since the summer sparked an analyst...

    2. May 12, 2015

      Gap shares slip as same-store sales miss forecasts

      Shares of Gap declined after the retailer said same-store sales slid at two of its largest divisions in April and...

    3. April 10, 2015

      Gap shares fall on sales disappointment

      Gap was among the worst performing stocks on the US benchmark after the retailer behind brands including Old Navy and...

    4. March 18, 2015

      US ports: Gridlock on the waterfront

      The MSC Renée, whose sheer black sides loom over the wharf at Pier 400, the US’s biggest container terminal, is an...

    5. March 16, 2015

      Luxury malls ride out changing US shopping habits

      Sometimes, Kevin does not see a single person for three hours straight. So, when a customer walks into the Michael Kors...

    6. February 26, 2015

      Crippling US ports dispute hits Gap

      The tentative agreement between employers and the ports union on the US Pacific Coast has not come soon enough. Gap...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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