It wasn't a great seven days for John Lewis with the week up to and including May 19 seeing its parent company's sales dipping 0.3% to £202.73 million, but the department store chain’s sales falling by as much as 6.3%.
Shaftesbury, the listed real estate company that owns a large number of properties in London’s West End and Covent Garden, reported its half-year results on Tuesday. And the period to March 31 was good for the company.
Citi Retail and Sears Holdings announced on Tuesday the extension of a 15-year credit card partnership, amounting to a $425 million cash injection for the U.S. retailer, as part of the 'Shop Your Way Mastercard' program.
Australia’s BWX, a marketer of natural skin and hair care products, said on Monday it received an unsolicited takeover offer from two of its senior executives and Bain Capital, valuing the company at A$803 million.
Alibaba has invested in luxury online wholesale fashion tech firm Ordre as the three-year-old company positions itself for major growth. Ordre said Alibaba is now “a strategic investor,” but the terms weren’t disclosed.
M&S has added experienced non-exec directors to its board as it prepares to deliver its latest results, with more store closures expected and potential demotion from the FTSE100 if its share price falls further.
Matchesfashion went from strength to strength in the year that it was bought out with revenues up 44% and profits up 34%. And importantly, as much as 82% of its business was generated outside its home market, the UK.