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Tops Markets US enters bankruptcy protection

US grocery chain Tops Markets has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.


FAO Schwarz making play for China

Retail toy giant FAO Schwarz has set its sights on China.

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Guess co-founder steps aside for conduct probe

Guess co-founder Paul Marciano has stepped away from the business while allegations of sexual misconduct are investigated.  


Walmart sales crack US$500 billion

Walmart sales exceeded US$500 billion last year, an increase of $14.5 billion, or 3 per cent.

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Foodstuffs to trial ‘checkout trolley’ tech

New Zealanders to be the first in the world to trial new artificial intelligence technology.

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Tesco accused of ‘gender apartheid’ in social media spat

Tesco is to introduce new safety warning stickers on its trolleys after a social media storm saw it accused of “gender apartheid”.

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Macy’s launches ‘modest clothing’ brand Verona Collection

Macy’s has launched what it describes as a “modest clothing brand” – the Verona Collection – targeting Muslims and women seeking conservative styling.

Shoe retailer Skechers global sales rise 27 per cent

Shoe retailer Skechers posted a 27 per cent increase in sales in the last quarter, powered by a 40 per cent increase in international wholesale sales.

Columbia Sportswear reports record fourth quarter sales

Columbia Sportswear has reported record fourth quarter net sales of US$776 million for the three months to December.

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Nike Jersey Shop features football shirts for fans

The new Nike Jersey Shop offers the latest range of football shirts for fans.

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Michael Kors brand ‘losing momentum’

The Michael Kors brand has experienced a reversal of fortunes since the last reporting period. Neil Saunders explains how.


Asia helps boost Estee Lauder sales growth

Positive sales growth in Asia has helped boost Estee Lauder net sales to US$3.74 billion for its latest quarter.


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