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    1. April 23, 2014

      AB Foods: UK retailers in the US

      At least it will be easy for bargain hunters to find. Primark’s decision to locate its first US outlet on the site of...

    2. April 23, 2014

      Primark plans US venture as part of wider expansion

      Primark, the fast growing discount fashion chain, is launching an assault on a terrain that over the years has defeated many...

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    1. January 16, 2014

      Online sales boost range of UK retailers

      UK retailers delivered a batch of strong Christmas trading figures on Thursday, with growing numbers of shoppers moving...

    2. November 5, 2013

      M&S clothing sales continue to fall

      Is Marks and Spencer looking good? Marc Bolland, chief executive of Marks and Spencer, insisted the UK high street...

    3. October 24, 2013

      Primark increases compensation to Rana Plaza factory victims in Bangladesh

      Primark has increased compensation payments to the victims of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, which killed...

    4. September 20, 2013

      Corporate subsidiaries: odd couples

      Fancy a peanut butter and sardine sandwich? Some things just do not go together. This week Glencore Xstrata, the...

    5. September 9, 2013

      ABF sees second-half boost from strong Primark

      Associated British Foods has forecast better than expected second-half results after a strong performance from its low-cost...

    6. August 5, 2013

      Bangladesh: Pinned back by politics

      More than three months after the Rana Plaza building near Dhaka collapsed in one the world’s worst industrial accidents, a...

    7. July 23, 2013

      A balancing act in corporate citizenship

      Do companies need a set of values? Is the objective of making a profit a necessary but insufficient condition for those in...

    8. July 11, 2013

      Primark puts spring in ABF’s step

      Improved weather in May and June helped Primark recover from subdued spring trading, allowing the fast-growing discount...

    9. July 8, 2013

      Marks and Spencer clothing sales decline further and faster

      The decline in Marks and Spencer’s clothing sales accelerated in June, according to industry data. The retailer’s clothing...

    10. 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...

    11. July 3, 2013

      Retail: A difficult brief

      Not long after Marc Bolland became chief executive of Marks and Spencer in May 2010, he likened the high-street retailer to...

    12. June 20, 2013

      The supply chain inquisitor

      Rachel Wilshaw feels conflic­ted about making a business case for human rights. There is something depressing about trotting...

    13. June 12, 2013

      Asos boosted by international expansion

      Asos, the online fashion retailer, is to double the number of Primark products it stocks after a trial with the value...

    14. June 11, 2013

      Supply chain: Groups face rising concern on safety

      Corporate attitudes to supply chain sustainability are undergoing a deep and difficult transformation. In the recent past,...

    15. June 3, 2013

      Asos helps Primark make online debut with range of 20 garments

      Primark has taken its debut step online as the cheap chic chain beloved of bargain-hunting clothes shoppers starts selling a...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. May 12, 2013

      LK Bennett set to dip toe in Asia

      British luxury fashion group LK Bennett is looking to Hong Kong and Australia for further growth after pre-tax profits at...

    20. May 5, 2013

      Bangladesh pledges to reform labour laws

      Bangladesh’s government has pledged to reform its labour laws, beef up its factory inspection capacity and ensure the basic...

    21. May 2, 2013

      Retailers pressed to compensate Bangladesh factory victims

      Global labour rights activists are calling on western brands to provide fair compensation for hundreds of Bangladeshi...

    22. May 1, 2013

      Business must take the lead on Bangladesh’s working conditions

      It is easy to forget. Most of us work in buildings where safety can largely be taken for granted, and fire drills are...

    23. 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...

    24. April 29, 2013

      Bangladeshis vent anger at owner of collapsed building

      Bangladeshi lawyers and protesters chanted “hang him, hang him” on Monday as Mohammed Sohel Rana, the owner of a factory...

    25. April 27, 2013

      Four arrested over Dhaka factory disaster

      Authorities in Bangladesh have arrested two factory bosses and two engineers in response to the collapse of a factory...

    26. April 26, 2013

      New Look launches £800m bond to grasp debt nettle

      New Look has launched an £800m bond offering to repay part of a loan that rolls up interest as extra debt and was blamed for...

    27. April 26, 2013

      Bangladeshi fury at slow response to factory disaster rescue

      The stench of death and desperation hung around the wreckage of the Rana Plaza garment factory complex on the outskirts of...

    28. April 25, 2013

      Bangladesh factory disasters highlight regulatory failures

      The day before the building collapsed and killed more than 200 people, Rana Plaza, which housed five garment factories...

    29. April 25, 2013

      Bangladesh mourns as factory toll hits 228

      Bangladesh was observing a day of national mourning on Thursday, as rescue workers searched through the rubble of a...

    30. April 24, 2013

      Scores dead in Bangladeshi garment factory collapse

      A eight-storey building in Bangladesh that collapsed on Wednesday killing at least 87 and trapping or injuring many more may...

    31. April 23, 2013

      CRH up amid US highway contract awards

      The FTSE 100 showed its biggest gain in nearly four months yesterday, with CRH among the risers. The aggregates maker jumped...

    32. April 23, 2013

      Strong Primark growth boosts ABF profits

      Strong sales growth at Primark, the discount clothing store, helped drive a 10 per cent rise in interim revenues at...

    33. March 21, 2013

      Late spring chills H&M sales

      Hennes & Mauritz warned that unusually cold weather in much of Europe was hurting sales and delaying the start of its spring...

    34. March 4, 2013

      Peacocks owner sees Cardiff’s potential

      Philip Day, the man who rescued Peacocks in 2012, saving 6,000 jobs at the struggling Cardiff-based value clothing retailer,...

    35. March 3, 2013

      Fashion chief pins hopes on makeover

      Anders Kristiansen, the new chief executive of New Look, looks as if he breathes fashion. The Danish retailer wears a trendy...

    36. January 17, 2013

      Primark and Asos leave rivals trailing

      Value fashion retailers Primark and Asos blew away lacklustre performances from rivals, with Primark posting one of its...

    37. January 17, 2013

      Petrofac misses rally on Algeria fears

      Petrofac underperformed a rising FTSE 100 on Thursday as concerns grew about the oil services group’s exposure to Algeria....

    38. December 7, 2012

      Primark creates buzz in Germany

      Frankfurt’s vast Christmas market is in full swing but it is the promise of a very different retail experience that has...

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