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Ahead of its flagship store opening in November, American retailer J.Crew is plotting a pop-up shop and a design and scholarship project with Central Saint Martins fashion students.
Erratic spring weather saw fashion retailer Next's high street sales swing between extremes in the first quarter, with revenues slumping as much as £12m in one week.
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has beefed up its board with the appointment of Jill McDonald, president for McDonald's in Northern Europe, as it unveiled what analysts described as a "lacklustre" first quarter trading update.
London department store Selfridges is to launch a new service allowing customers to order goods online then simply 'drive-thru' to collect them without even having to exit their car.
J Sainsbury posted a 6pc rise in profits from its stores as Britain's third largest supermarket reaped the benefits of its campaign to match the price of Tesco on branded products and its sponsorship of the 2012 Paralympics.
Sales on the high street were "respectable" in April as the warmer weather led to a boost in fashion sales, despite restrained spending from consumers after Easter.
Disney's theme parks and movie studio helped profits rise 32pc profit during the first three months of this year.
Directors at Wm Morrison Supermarkets have missed out on bonuses, share awards and a salary increase after the retailer suffered a fall in sales and profits last year.
CVC would need to put around £10-a-share on the table to have a chance of buying Betfair, analysts said on Monday, as they reacted to an upbeat bid defence from the betting exchange group.
Sports Direct, the retailer founded by the owner of Newcastle United Mike Ashley, has made the unlikely move into sports news by creating a new website.
The gowns worn by Met Ball 2013 guests Nicole Richie, Jourdan Dunn and Julianne Hough will be winging their way to a Topshop store near you.
Betfair said full-year profit would be higher than previously forecast and increased its cost savings target as the online gambling company sought to ward off a $1.4 billion takeover approach by private equity firm CVC.
Price wars on the high street, April's freezing weather and falling commodity prices have combined to push shop price inflation to its lowest level for three and a half years.
BT's £1bn-plus bet on sports TV could take years to pay off and depends for its success on a wholesale deal with arch-rival BSkyB, analysts have warned.
Oil companies, retailers and car manufacturers dominate the Fortune 500 list of America's biggest companies, but gains by Apple and Facebook show the rising importance of technology companies as powerhouses of the economy.