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Gap eyes ‘hundreds’ of store closures as earnings disappoint before Black Friday
Disappointing results come ahead of crucial holiday shopping season
Saturation of outlets and demand for healthier options compound operators’ woes
The FT's Vanessa Kortekaas looks at the main stories making the news this week
Adults treat themselves to children’s fun as age categories blur
Growing popularity of spooky celebration spurs 80% jump in expenditure since 2005
The retailer’s collapse shows even century-old companies need to earn their future
With 68,000 jobs on the line retailer urges creditors not to throw it in ‘dustbin of history’
Arrangement being discussed whereby lenders will provide as much as $500m of financing
“Your wage repression is my opportunity”, say MoffettNathanson.
First foray overseas comes as San Francisco-based company’s growth in US slows
The online clothing company needs to keep signing up new customers in large numbers
What to do when you need people but really, really don't want to raise wages.
SkyBridge partner and ex-Trump aide seeks hardship fund for retailer’s former workers
Sceptics lambast CEO Eddie Lampert’s rescue plan for struggling US department store
Eddie Lampert’s plan includes retailer selling property to repay $1.5bn worth of debt
Analysts’ downgrades cast fresh doubts on sector despite higher consumer spending
Staff seeking compensation over job losses focus on Solus’s work for New Jersey state
A nationwide sales recovery has not shielded the city’s retailers from changing trends
Bad day for US retail as American Eagle lingerie sales also prove disappointing