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  1. August 14, 2014

    Asda overtakes Marks and Spencer in clothing market

    Asda has overtaken Marks and Spencer to become Britain’s second-biggest clothing retailer by volume, as the UK arm of...

  2. August 14, 2014

    Walmart cuts outlook amid high costs

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  3. August 11, 2014

    India’s online retailers gear up for turf war

    When two young graduates of the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi in 2007 launched Flipkart, an Amazon-inspired online...

  4. August 6, 2014

    Multinationals fret as China’s antimonopoly probes intensify

    A growing number of the world’s most powerful brands, from Microsoft to Mercedes, are being targeted in antimonopoly...

  5. July 31, 2014

    Target turns to PepsiCo for new head

    Target has appointed Brian Cornell from PepsiCo as its first chief executive from outside the company since the...

  6. July 31, 2014

    GE’s Synchrony prices IPO at low end

    Synchrony Financial, the North American store credit business of General Electric, raised $2.875bn with an initial public...

  7. July 28, 2014

    First Solar shines on rivals’ tariffs

    US solar manufacturers were buoyed by new Commerce Department duties targeting rivals in China and Taiwan that will see...

  8. July 24, 2014

    Walmart: way to grow

    Walmart did not say why Bill Simon, its US head, is leaving. It did not have to. The company is hardly growing in the US,...

  9. July 24, 2014

    Walmart’s US chief executive to step down

    Bill Simon, chief executive of Walmart’s US division, is leaving the world’s largest retailer at a time when the company is...

  10. July 17, 2014

    G4S sells Swedish alarm business for £37m

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  11. July 10, 2014

    Corporate bond sales hit five-year highs

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    July 10, 2014

    Two Chinese state behemoths fight - who will win?

    Two of China’s stodgiest state-controlled entities locked horns this week as state broadcaster CCTV accused a major state...

  13. July 6, 2014

    Kroger: vitamins and supplements

    Many products are well-suited for sale over the internet. But when it comes to groceries, for which delivery is key, the...

  14. July 6, 2014

    Wheels coming off the supermarket trolley

    Steve Jones, transferring succulent Kentish cherries from a wooden crate into punnets at the Whitstable Produce Store, is an...

  15. July 6, 2014

    Supermarkets downsize for convenience

    As traditional supermarkets face increased competition from nimbler rivals, one response is for them to shrink the size of...

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    July 2, 2014

    New York morning espresso

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  17. July 1, 2014

    Disputes become a feature of labour relations in China

    On the evening of May 26, Professor Chang Kai held court in his small hotel room in central China, advising a group of...

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    June 26, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

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  19. June 26, 2014

    Walmart wins China labour dispute

    A Chinese arbitration panel has dismissed a landmark suit brought against Walmart by a chapter of the country’s official...

  20. June 15, 2014

    Walmart: a click away

    What’s the best way to take a traditional, bricks-and-mortar business, and build from it an innovative, digital enterprise?...

  21. June 15, 2014

    Walmart staff battle on as China seeks to wind up labour disputes

    After a long, hot spring of industrial unrest, the Chinese government is attempting to bring closure to the last in a series...

  22. June 6, 2014

    Carl Icahn picks up a bargain at Family Dollar

    Billionaire investor Carl Icahn says he has found his latest bargain at a chain of dollar stores. Mr Icahn on Friday...

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    June 5, 2014

    Modi's India: e-commerce to be retail winner

    The young assistants in the tiny store by the FT Mumbai bureau are exemplary shopkeepers. They have everything for those who...

  24. June 2, 2014

    Li & Fung’s strategy to make the maths work

    When Li & Fung was set up in Canton, now known as Guangzhou, in 1906, it specialised in exporting traditional Chinese goods...

  25. May 29, 2014

    Britain still a target for US groups

    Hewlett-Packard’s $11bn acquisition of Autonomy may not seem to be a likely advertisement for US takeovers of UK companies,...

  26. May 26, 2014

    Young people open to alternative banking

    A Google or Walmart bank would be attractive to a large slice of young consumers, according to a survey that also shows...

  27. May 16, 2014

    Apple supplier halts production in Vietnam

    Foxconn, the Taiwanese company that manufacturers iPhones and iPads for Apple, is shutting operations in Vietnam for three...

  28. May 15, 2014

    JC Penney shares surge as sales improve

    JC Penney shares rose almost 17 per cent on Friday morning after the US department store group reported first-quarter sales...

  29. May 15, 2014

    US small-caps slip into correction territory

    The Russell 2000 index, home to America’s small-cap shares, fell into correction territory as investors shift further into...

  30. May 15, 2014

    Walmart feels winter chill as sales fall

    Walmart’s sales and profits fell short of market expectations in its first quarter under new chief executive Doug McMillon,...

  31. May 14, 2014

    Oak Hill Capital puts Hillman up for sale

    Hillman, the maker of nuts, bolts and screws, has been put on the auction block by its private equity owners as financial...

  32. May 9, 2014

    Mitt Romney backs Obama on minimum wage

    Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential candidate, backed President Barack Obama on what is arguably his top domestic...

  33. May 7, 2014

    Whole Foods suffers as organic niche goes mainstream

    Whole Foods shares dropped nearly 19 per cent on Wednesday – their largest one-day fall in more than five years – after the...

  34. May 7, 2014

    China labour activism: crossing the line

    Zhou Zhigang wore his red Walmart jacket with pride when he joined the US retail group’s branch in Changde, Hunan province....

  35. April 23, 2014

    Primark in pursuit of the American dream

    Oasis and Robbie Williams failed. Adele and One Direction cracked it. The music industry is divided between those British...

  36. April 22, 2014

    China sports shoe factory halts production as strike escalates

    The world’s largest sports shoe manufacturer, which supplies Nike and Adidas, has been forced to halt production at a huge...

  37. April 22, 2014

    US corporate bonds outshine juicier junk

    US corporate bonds are finally having their moment in the sun after years spent in the shadow of better performing junk debt...

  38. April 21, 2014

    Walmart’s English experiment

    It is hard to imagine that the corner of a car park on the outskirts of Leeds could help determine the future of Walmart,...

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