In shock news, Tesco said it is to close its Tesco Direct non-food webstore, which sells clothing, homewares, furniture, electricals, toys, health & beauty and more, after conducting a review of the lossmaking business.
In another blow to the UK high street, Marks & Spencer has proposed more closures as part of its transformation strategy. Bayswater, Darlington, East Kilbride, Falkirk and Kettering will be amongst the towns affected.
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.
European bath and body brand Rituals has opened its first west coast store in San Diego. This is the 12th boutique in the US for the brand and the first in California, with the other 11 being located in New York.