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Argos squares up for Amazon battle (Telegraph)

Fresh & Easy fail (Los Angeles Times)

Tesco to pull out of US (Sun Sentinel)

Tesco to sell Fresh & Easy markets (Chicago Tribune)

Asos profit jumps in H1 (Retail Gazette)

Supermarkets eye revival through co-traders (FT)*

Cold weather winners and losers (BBC)

Why crossing the Atlantic is harder for Tesco than One Direction (Telegraph)

Tesco’s shelved (Property Week)

Tesco: what the analysts say (Just Food)*

Tesco: just what went so wrong (New Statesman)

Parent company to sell Fresh & Easy stores across US (KTLA5)

Fresh & Easy parent company takes $1.8B hit (

Tesco results: what the analysts say (Retail Week)*

Marks & Spencer needs a female boss (Telegraph)

Marks & Spencer takes a clobber-ing (Mirror)

M&S Q4: what the analysts say (Retail Week)*

Debenhams H1 profits hit by snow (Just Style)*

Is the time right for M&S’s European push? (Just Food)*

US challenging market for UK retailers to crack (BizReport)

US remains hardest market to crack (Retail Gazette)

US is hardest market to crack (BobsGuide)

Mothercare confident despite Q4 sales drop (Just Style)*

WHSmith: what the analysts say (Retail Week)*

4G mobile: superfast service starts here (Telegraph)

JD Sports Fashion: what the analysts say (Retail Week)*

JD Sports full year profit hit by Blacks loss (Just Style)

JD Sports tipped to swoop on Bench (Manchester Evening News)

Quote, unquote: the week in words (Just Food)*

HMV buyer announces music-focused revival plan (Guardian)

Sainsbury’s athletics sponsorship continues (Just Food)*

Retailers must build mobile skills (WARC)

Suppliers made to pay for spring’s slow start (Drapers)*

Dunelm sales rise 15.4% in Q3 (Retail Gazette)

Dunelm surges despite big freeze (Express & Star)

Halfords delivers robust performance in Q4 (Retail Gazette)

Arcadia to launch new iPad apps (MyHermes)

Using insight to create unique experiences (UTalk Marketing)

B&Q suffers as bad weather hits profits (Sky News)

Kingfisher full year profits plunge (Retail Gazette)

Kingfisher Profit Tumbles in ‘Tough Year’ (IBTimes)

Topps Tiles forecasts profit fall (Retail Gazette)

Retailers fear icy blast over Easter (FT)*

Mobile spending to double (Telegraph)

Launch of 4G to bring billions in retail spending (CityAM)

Britain to enjoy retail boost thanks to 4G (Daily Mail)

Retail sector to receive £1.8bn boost from ‘universal’ 4G (Marketing)

4G could boost UK retail by £1.8bn (Retail Gazette)

Mobile spending to double over next year (Parcel2Go)

4G to “boost retail spending by £1.8bn a year” (London Loves Business)

Arrival of 4G to boost retail economy by £1.8bn (Mobile News)

4G take-up could boost online retail market by £1.8bn (Computer Weekly)

Mobile spending predicted to double by 2014 (The Drum)

4G to boost retail spend (Retail Jeweller)

E-commerce: in Uk con 4G la spesa mobile salirà del 115% (Tech Economy)

Pengeluaran untuk Telepon Genggam Bakal Membengkak (Republika)

Mobiele uitgaven op weg naar verdubbeling in 2013 (6 minutes)

Buyout firm to acquire Blockbuster (Wall Street Journal)

Peacocks owner sees Cardiff’s potential (FT)*

Blockbuster acquired by private equity firm (Home Media Magazine)

eBay bets on 4G arrival (eCommerce Bytes)

Debenhams shares fall on snow woes (BBC)

Debenhams: what the analysts say (Retail Week)*

Debenhams issues profit warning (Retail Gazette)

Debenhams shares in freefall (IBTimes)

John Lewis staff to share £200m (Daily Mail)

Social media spurring online growth (My Hermes)

John Lewis ready to raise staff bonus (FT)*

Mike Clare’s dream of a buy back (Independent)

Ocado losses narrow as sales increase (BBC)

Ocado EBITDA up (Retail Gazette)

Will Amex help to make Twitter money? (Independent)

Horsemeat scandal: the business impact (BBC)

Findus criticised for handling of horsemeat crisis (Guardian)

British shoppers may pay high price for horsemeat scandal (Reuters)

Primark snubs Twitter to undercut rivals online (Bloomberg)

Republic close to collapse (Sky News)

Republic to enter administration (Guardian)

Republic out of fashion (The Week)

Call to boycott rip-off train station shops (Scotsman)

H&M aims to set up shop in India (Reuters)

The future of shopping (The Economist)

Social media gaining pull in online shopping (Fashion United)

Price strategy paying off, insists Asda (Just Food)*

When supermarket promotions are no longer enough (Retail Week)*

John Lewis to expand click and collect (FT)*

Kingfisher: what the analysts say (Retail Week)*

Kingfisher hit by consumer weakness (IBTimes)

Kingfisher LFLs fall 5.8% (Retail Gazette)

Half of social networkers engage with brand accounts (Mobile Entertainment)

Retailers must adapt to win over older shoppers (Guardian)

Retail growth to increase in next 10 years (Retail Week)*

High streets must change to prosper (Internet Retailing)

What retail must learn from HMV’s Twitter meltdown (Retail Week)*

Which fashion retailer is king of online retail (Real Business)

Business booms for sports empire (Shields Gazette)

Wickes LFLs drop 7.6% (Retail Week)*

Wickes starts year with 7.6% LFL decline (Retail Gazette)

Retail spending is set to soar (Reading Post)

What next for Jessops? (Retail Week)*

What online can do for the high street (Internet Retailing)

John Browett returns to UK as CEO of Monsoon (Direct Commerce)

Retail spending predicted to rise (Pet Gazette)

Morrisons acquires Jessops stores (Retail Gazette)

Los portales ‘online’ amenazan al comercio minorista musical (Dirigentes Digital)

Carpetright boosts hopes of economic recovery (Telegraph)

Amazon reports record sales of $21bn (Telegraph)

Amazon posts record sales (The Week)

Amazon enjoys surge in Christmas popularity (The Drum)

Confidence falls following GDP decline (Retail Gazette)

Mixed reports on Christmas sales (Speciality Food Magazine)

UK lens market open to more online sales (FT)*

HMV sites attract interest from supermarkets (Guardian)

One Direction join JLS with an Argos jewellery range (Daily Mirror)

WHSmith sees good profit performance (Retail Gazette)

WHSmith: what the analysts say (Retail Week)*

Hilco boosts hopes of HMV rescue (Sky News)

Hitting the mute switch on Europe’s retailers (New York Times)

Kate Swann’s way could still save WHSmith (Telegraph)

Bleak winter for Britain’s high street retailers (AFP)

High street blues: the slow death of retail Britain (Independent)

Flurry of closures chills the high street (FT)*

How John Lewis keeps making so much money (Yahoo!)

Tesco withdraws some beef products (San Francisco Chronicle)

Horsemeat scandal, what’s at stake? (Just Food)*

Why the shutters closed on Jessops (Retail Week)*

Argos sees successful transition to click and collect (BBC)

Strong Xmas sales at Dixons, Argos & Primark (Sky News)

Dixons UK LFLs rise 8% over Xmas (Retail Gazette)

Argos owner raises profit forecast (Irish Independent) 

All change: high street shops reveal a retail revolution (Guardian)

Retail rollercoaster sees retailers post strong Xmas results (Daily Post)

Primark emerges as Christmas winner on high street (Telegraph)

Primark reports 25% sales rise despite no plans for the internet (Guardian)

Outstanding Primark sales surge 25% (Just Style)*

Primark, Argos and Dixons defy sales slump (North Wales Post)

Mothercare’s Q3 sales down 7.4% (Retail Gazette)

Mothercare Q3 sales dip raises analysts doubts (Just Style)*

ASOS Xmas sales up 41% (Retail Gazette)

ASOS posts 41% December retail sales growth (Just Style)*

Ocado and Co-operative buoyed by online sales boom (Guardian)

Ocado on track to boost capacity as holiday sales rise (West Australian)

Halfords Q3 sales flat (Retail Gazette)

French Connection and Thorntons down on trading reports (BBC)

Blockbuster faces UK closure (Wall Street Journal)

300 jobs at risk as Blockbuster enters administration (Scotsman)

Blockbuster adds to UK gloom as administrator appointed (Bloomberg)

英国DVD影碟店Blockbuster申请破产保护 (Epoch Times)

What’s behind collapse of veteran record store HMV? (CNN)

HMV leaves social gap on the high street (BBC)

HMV to appoint administrator (BBC)

Why did HMV fail? (Internet Retailing)

British record store files for bankruptcy (Marketplace)

Winners and losers in the HMV crisis (Hollywood Reporter)

HMV loss will hurt industry analysts say (FT)*

HMV to appoint administrator (Global Dispatch)

No encore for HMV (Channel 4 News)

Music over for HMV as retailer calls in administrators (Chicago Tribune) 

Chief executive says HMV still has a place on the high street (Independent)

HMV goes into administration (New Statesman)

Core of chain’s operation had been in decline for years (Irish Independent)

HMV brand at risk as administrators called in (Marketing Week)

Sussex jobs at risk as HMV calls in administrators (The Argus)

HMV officially going into administration (Strategies Informer)

HMV administration: what the analysts say (Retail Week)*

HMV enters administration (Edge)

HMV calls in administrators (

HMV: victime de la concurrence d’Internet (Huffington Post, France)

Le distributeur britannique HMV dépose le bilan (Le Monde)

Gigante do varejo de música HMV pede concordata (BBC Brazil)

HMV, víctima de internet, lucha por su supervivencia (Informador)

Sieć sklepów HMV zagrożona upadkiem (Onet)

HMV bosses convinced they can secure a future for business (Irish Independent)

HMV Canada résiste pendant que HMV Group se meurt (Le Devoir)

Music retailers expected to follow Jessops into administration (Guardian)

Retail Think Tank confirms difficult end to year (Sourcewire)

Another high street names goes into administration (Independent)

Can the traditional high street retailer survive (City AM)

Jessops goes intro administration (Internet Retailing)

Retailers fight for scraps over tough Christmas (The West Australian)

What Waitrose and Aldi have in common (Yahoo News)

UK retailers start new year with sales slump (International Business Times)

JD Sports sales robust as Blacks disappoints (Retail Gazette)

JD Sports fashion sales offset by Blacks (Just Style)*

UK retailers fight over tough Christmas (Reuters)

Tesco sees strongest UK sales growth for 3 years (Retail Gazette)

Tesco: what the analysts say (Retail Week)*

Stronger clothing helps Tesco Christmas sales (Just Style)*

M&S LFLs fall 1.8% over Xmas (Retail Gazette)

Marks & Spencer: what the analysts say (Retail Week)*

Bolland may have a year to revive clothing (Bloomberg)

What the analysts say: Marks & Spencer (Just Food)*

M&S’s Bolland has to revive clothing as sales slump (Washington Post)

Extreme weather to hit consumers and farmers (FT)*

Another British high street name goes into administration (Independent)

Jessops first high street casualty of 2013 (Scotsman)

Jessops camera chain in administration (BBC)

Jessops’ failure reflects declining market (Retail Week)*

Jessops collapse was inevitable say analysts (Evening Standard)

Jessops collapses into administration (Wales Online)

Jessops poised to fall into administration (FT)*

Cannon disappointed with Jessops administration (Retail Gazette)

Buy British looks set to be abandoned (FT)*

Greggs full year LFLs fall (Retail Gazette)

Greggs sees Christmas sales fall 2.9% (My Retail Media)

Sainsbury’s at head of retail pack (Just Food)*

Sainsbury’s sees record breaking Christmas (Retail Gazette)

Sainsburys: what the analysts say (Retail Week)*

Online shopping bolsters Christmas sales (BBC)

Debenhams’ December sales hit new high (Retail Gazette)

Debenhams: what the analysts say (Retail Week)*

Click and collect – the new way to go shopping (Telegraph)

Web makes Christmas for retailers (FT)*

Christmas: the most crucial time of the year for retailers (Telegraph)

Unhappy Christmas for retailers (Independent)

Why the supermarket won’t be shutting up shop any time soon (Western Mail)

Morrisons: what the experts say (Guardian)

Morrisons sales ‘disappointing’ (Just Food)*

Morrisons: what the analysts say (Just Food)*

Morrisons LFLs drop 2.5% (Retail Gazette)

Morrisons: what the analysts say (Retail Week)*

Morrisons hints at online launch (Just Food)*

Gap’s acquisition of luxury retailer Intermix (Retail Week)*

Next reports bumper online sales (Guardian)

Next bolsters hope for the high street (Independent)

Next’s multichannel prowess makes for a merry Christmas (Retail Week)*

Next lifts profit forecasts as Christmas sales rise (BBC)

Next: what the analysts say (Retail Week)*

Christmas sales boost sees Next raise profit forecast (Fresh Business Thinking)

What 2013 holds for the retail sector (Retail Week)*

John Lewis hits a Christmas peak (FT)*

John Lewis sales rise over Christmas (Telegraph)

John Lewis sees December sales jump (BBC)

John Lewis expected to outshine high street rivals (Marketing Week)

John Lewis reveals record festive sales (Guardian)

John Lewis unveils bumper Christmas trading (Channel 4 News)

John Lewis starts holiday reporting with 15% jump in sales (Bloomberg)

John Lewis Christmas sales boosted by online (The Finance Pages)

Twitter war erupts over Sunday trading (Retail Newsagent)

UK faces another hard grind in 2013 (Telegraph)

Retailers brace themselves for another tough year in 2013 (Retail Jeweller)

2013 outlook for retailers remains tough (Fashion United)

Another year over (Retail Systems)

Retailers face 2013 gloom as Britons prepare to save (Independent)

More high street names will collapse in the new year (Guardian)

Shoppers set online Boxing Day record (BBC)

Boxing Day buyers get online or in line (FT)*

Online boxing day sales it new high (AOL Money)

Hard times ahead for retailers (FT)*

Retailers brace themselves for another tough year in 2013 (Retail Week)*

Co-op hires Kingfisher’s Sutherland as CEO (Just Food)*

Amazon brings forward St Stephen’s Day sale (Irish Independent)

Supermarkets at Christmas: what do retailers need to know? (Retail Week)*

High street pins hopes on Christmas bonanza (Daily Mail)

Amazon brings forward Boxing Day sale (Telegraph)

John Lewis celebrates second record sales week (Retail Gazette)

From £2.27 a share to 2p – why HMV crashed (Telegraph)

UK retailers wish for a bumper Christmas (FT)*

94% of shoppers have no loyalty at Christmas (The Grocer)

HMV’s nightmare before Christmas (Independent)

HMV set for a difficult new year (Retail Week)*

HMV fears breaching banking covenants (Marketing Week)

HMV in talks with banks over its future (Sky News)

Travis Perkins suffers from the slump in DIY (Evening Standard)

Inditex profits rise by 27% (BBC)

Profits rise 27% at Zara owner Inditex (Just Style)*

Carpetright: what the analysts say (Retail Week)

Carpetright profit rises (Retail Gazette)

How did pound shops change the UK? (BBC)

John Lewis sales reach record £142m last week (Retail Gazette)

John Lewis ad wins festive vote (Fashion United)

Retailers can’t resist the weather (The Grocer)*

Why have UK retailers struggled to crack America? (Retail Week)*

Fresh, but no so easy (Observer)

The rise in online could give shops a boost (Scotsman)

Top seals US future (City AM)

Philip Green sells 25% stake in Topshop – video (BBC)

Tesco haunted by Leahy ambitions (Bloomberg)

Multichannel doubles the time to make a purchase (Internet Retailing)

Arcadia prepares for global growth (Retail Week)*

Topshop stake sale – video (Sky News)

Royal baby boost for UK firms (The Sun)

John Lewis snowman is top Christmas ad (DIY Week)

John Lewis tops Christmas ad poll (NamNews)

John Lewis advert is festive favourite (Retail Gazette)

Christmas consumer confidence crashes (Retail Gazette)

Christmas prices slashed (Daily Mirror)

Amazon’s little helpers (Independent)

Kingfisher: what the analysts say (Retail Week)*

Thousands queue for Christmas gaming gadget (Belfast Telegraph)

Dixons: what the analysts say (Retail Week)*

Nintendo Wii U, it’s here (Independent)

Dixons to benefit from Comet as sales rise (Sky News)

Dixons returns to profitability (Retail Gazette)

Sir Philip Green: 10 years at the top of fashion (Retail Week)*

JD Sports launches brand dedicated to sports (Manchester Evening News)

Comet collapse sparks early Christmas rush (Retail Week)*

Can the Kardashians sex up Dorothy Perkins? (Independent)

Mothercare: what the analysts say (Retail Week)*

Mothercare on track as H1 losses shrink (Just Style)*

Facing up to the challenges at Morrisons (Retail Week)*

Sainsbury’s outshines Tesco (Reuters)

Sainsbury’s sees challenging year (Bloomberg)

Sainsbury’s private label strength (Just Food)*

Clothing boosts Sainsbury’s H1 profit (Just Style)*

Online retailers expect bumper Christmas (Guardian)

How IKEA changed furniture retailing forever (Retail Week)*

Morrisons’ sales fall ahead of Xmas battle (Sky News)

M&S looks to differentiate through innovation (Just Food)*

Shoppers flock to Currys as Comet flounders (Retail Week)*

Quote, unquote: the week in words (Just Food)*

M&S reports fall in profits (Sky News)

M&S reports 9.7%  fall in profits (BBC)

M&S profit plummets 10% (Retail Gazette)

Marks & Spencer: what the analysts say (Retail Week)*

M&S sees profits fall (Wiltshire Business)

Retail Think Tank: retail health in Q3 (DWPub)

Making Marks & Spencer smarter (Independent)

Apple sky high as Comet falls to earth (Guardian)

What can be learnt from Comet’s downfall? (Marketing)

Comet crashes, but not all the blame lies with Amazon (Guardian)

What went wrong at Comet (Retail Week)*

Comet turnaround was too little, too late (ITV News)

IKEA plans UK expansion (Bloomberg)

Retailers worry about not investing in technology (Multichannel Retailer)

Retailers still missing out on mobile (Catalogue Business)

CBI says retail sales bounced back in October (City AM)

Next lifts FY guidance as Q3 sales rise (Just Style)*

Next: what the analysts say (Retail Week)*

Home retail market shrank £9bn during recession (Retail Gazette)

How did Selfridges break the £1bn mark? (Retail Week)*

Argos overhaul could see stores close (Sky News)

Retail data offer hope on economy (FT)*

Debenhams outlines expansion plans (Just Style)*

Asos results: what the analysts say (Just Style)*

International drives Asos profit (Retail Gazette)

Predicting the future of retail technology (Retail Week)*

Are you investing in new mobile technology? (TameBay)

Retailers could miss out on sales (Internet Retailing)

How the weather is changing retail (Retail Week)*

Argos: what the analysts say (Retail Week)*

Homewares retailers move with the times (Retail Week)*

WHSmith CEO to step down (BBC)

Profile: Steve Clarke, CEO of WHSmith (Retail Week)*

Where next for Kate Swann (Retail Week)*

Swann to exit WHSmith (Marketing Week)

Kate Swann’s departure: what the analysts say (Retail Week)*

Mothercare takes baby steps in turnaround (Retail Week)*

Middle aged men in Lycra becoming target for bike makers (Bloomberg)

Riding more and riding harder (Irish Independent)

September sales growth driven by clothing (Just Style)*

UK’s Oxford Street looses lustre (Reuters)

Overseas investors: what do retailers need to know? (Retail Week)*

Sainsbury’s: what the analysts say (Retail Week)*

Sainsbury’s total sales up in Q2 (Retail Gazette)

Analysts’ verdicts on Sainsbury’s (Just Food)*

Tesco reports fall in half-year profits (BBC)

Tesco blames profit slip on Euro crisis (The Sun)

Is Tesco’s turnaround plan working? (Retail Week)*

Tesco: what the analysts say (Guardian)

Is Tesco facing serious decline? (City AM)

Tesco reports fall in half year profits (UK Net Guide)

Tesco needs to get its mojo back (Marketing Week)

Tesco: what the analysts say (Retail Week)*

Tesco H1 profit falls (Just Style)*

John Lewis creates instore magic (Retail Week)*

Lush awash with hippy profitability (FT)*

Fashion chief forced to take stock (The Times)*

Hornby in profit warning as Olympic sales disappoint (BBC)

ASOS humbles French Connection in high street fashion battle (Guardian)

Home cooks favouring pasties and tarts (Independent) 

French Connection slides to H1 loss (Just Style)*

French Connection sales fall in very difficult H1 (Retail Gazette)

Pre-tax profits leap at The Range (Retail Week)*

Home Retail cheered by Argos growth (FT)*

HMV: what the analysts say (Retail Week)*

Ditch brand price promotions (Brand Republic)

JJB Sports receives at least 10 bids (MEN)

JJB calls in administrators (Fashion United)

Game over as JJB calls in administrators (The Times)*

JD Sports: what the analysts say (Retail Week)*

French Connection: what the analysts say (Retail Week)*

How Allders went from success to failure (Retail Week)*

iPhone 5 to double time spent shopping (Retail Week)*

Morrisons LFLs drop 0.9% in tough market (Retail Gazette)

Dixons LFL jump 7% in Q1 (Retail Gazette)

M&S na mira dos investidores? (Portugal Textil)

High Street cast into gloom by Next alert (Evening Standard)

Smartphones will double shopping time (Mobile Marketing)

More reasons to be upbeat about Morrisons (Just Food)*

iPhone 5 users will double time spent shopping (Tamebay)

Olympics shines light on food sales (Just Food)*

August sales growth worst this year (Retail Gazette)

B&Q owner says record rain cut profits (BBC)

No London 2012 Olympics boost for retail (IBTimes)

Waitrose boss plans online drive (Telegraph)

Waitrose boss flags revolution in retailing (Telegraph)

M&S brings internet age to the shop floor (Guardian)

Brands ditch price promotions to defend against own label (Marketing)

Home Retail: what the analysts say (Retail Week)*

Is life sweeter for Thorntons? (The Times)*

Next: what the analysts say (Retail Week)*

French group buys Hamleys (FT)*

Dunelm: what the analysts say (Retail Week)*

Kate Bull: retail revolutionary? (Guardian)

JJB Sports – what went wrong? (Retail Week)*

City sees rationale in M&S takeover (Just Style)*

Shops call for supermarket tax to revive high street (Retail Week)*

Asda takes on Tesco in the battle for spend (Retail Week)*

Asda goes on attach over rivals that play basket bingo (The Times)*

Image recognition: the world as a shop window (Guardian)

UK retail figures reflect pressure on the high street (BBC)

What’s in store today? (Interactive Investor)

Asda hits out at rivals as sales slow (Wall Street Journal)

Frustrated JJB investors plan action (Telegraph)

What the analysts say: Asda Q2 (Just Food)*

Social shopping will generate £3.3bn in sales (Talking Retail)

Future proofing retail data is key (Retail Times)

Social shopping to soar 44% (Retail Gazette)

Value of social shopping to double (NamNews)

Is Walmart’s EDLP enough to drive sustained growth (Just Food)*

Llegan a Europa los supermercados virtuales (El Nacional)

El supermercado virtual ya está en España (

Olympics provides boost – despite slow start (Guardian)

Summer washout hits Gregg’s profits (Reuters)

Quote, unquote: Just Food’s week in words (Just Food)*

eBay predicts growth in social shopping (MyHermes)

JJB Sports share plunge prompts talks of administration (Manchester Evening News)

Olympics fails to provide July sales boost (Just Style)*

Marks transformed Co-op but more action needed (Just Food)*

Tesco try out virtual shopping at Gatwick (BBC)

Will Amazon really overtake Walmart? (Retail Week)*

JJB Sports in battle to avoid relegation (Retail Week)*

Tourists buy souvenirs but shun luxury items (FT)*

Olympics actually making things worse for store owners (Huffington Post)

Consumer confidence still weak despite Olympic boost (Retail Gazette)

Next powers ahead in online fulfilment war (Retail Week)*

Next: what the analysts say (Retail Week)*

Next results boosted by online sales (Retail Gazette)

Next defies rain and Olympic slump (The Week)

Next increases FY forecasts on strong H1 (Just Style)*

奧運使倫敦購物區客流下降 (BBC China)

Selama Olimpiade, Perdagangan London Melemah (Bolanews)

Food inflation falls to two year low (Retail Gazette)

Nakupovat módu dnes trvá sedmkrát déle než v roce 2002 (Marketing Journal CZ)

Fashion shoppers devoting more time to purchases (My Hermes)

Olympics hits London retailers (BBC)

Wet weather boosts online retail therapy (FT)*

Growth in multichannel has lengthened shopping process (Internet Retailing)

Time taken to make fashion purchases increases (Retail Times)

Shops seek cure for the summer blues (Independent)

Belinda Earl: from Saturday girl to M&S Style Director (Guardian)

Mothercare struggles at home but sees global success (Times)*

Olympic merchandise hits discounters (The Grocer)

Health of retail sector remains in doldrums (PRN)

M&S bank to charge new customers (Retail Gazette)

M&S Money – banking on your account (Mindful Money)

UK inflation falls in June (BBC)

Inflation falls to 2.4% in June (Retail Week)*

Inflation dips to 2.4% (Drapers)

CPI falls for third consecutive month (Retail Gazette)

Inflation falls to lowest level since November 2009 (Just Style)*

Inflation slows in June (Financial News)

How you can benefit from a dip in inflation (Money Expert)

Olympic issues (Direct Commerce)

Luxury briefing (Internet Retailing)

M&S finds itself going out of fashion (FT)*

How to get more banger for your buck (Times)*

Retail sales under a dark cloud (International Business Times)

Poundland makes strategic move with Higginson appointment (Just Food)*

Just Food’s week in words (Just Food)*

Off the record (Drapers)*

Are we seeing the first signs of a Carrefour revival? (Just Food)*

SuperGroup’s stressful year affects profits (Retail Gazette)

SuperGroup errors hit full year profit (Just Style)*

Back to black at Thorntons (Times)*

Thorntons: what the analysts say (Retail Week)*

Thorntons insists NPD driving gains (Just Food)*

Thorntons sees 7.8% total revenue rise in Q4 (Retail Gazette)

Burberry continues to eye growth in Asia (Just Style)*

This is not just any retail meltdown … it’s an M&S meltdown (Independent)

Chief confronts cheers with a top team shakeup (Times)*

M&S appoint new style director (Scotsman)

M&S pledges to address worst quarter figure for 3 years (BBC Radio Five Live)

Marks & Spencer reports a fall in sales (BBC)

M&S clothing chief steps down (Guardian)

M&S clothing chief Kate Bostock to leave as sales plunge (Telegraph)

M&S sales plunge as Bolland reshuffles team (Times)*

M&S faces continuing challenges in clothing (Just Style)*

Marks & Spencer: what the analysts say (Retail Week)*

M&S: what the analysts say (Just Style)*

Bolland bullish about new M&S food chief (Just Food)*

Worst figures for years at M&S (

ASOS adds to gloom for high street icon (Scotsman)

Trendy twenty-somethings make ASOS a hit (Daily Mail)

ASOS Q1 sales up (Just Style)*

ASOS bucks the trend with sales jump (PA)

ASOS bucks sales trend (Manchester Evening News)

ASOS sales rise 31% in Q1 (Retail Gazette)

JJB Sports warns of poor sales (BBC)

JJB shares freefall after dismal sales (International Business Times)

JJB Sports: what the analysts say (Retail Week)*

JJB Sports blames disappointing Euro 2012 (Telegraph)

JJB warns of poor sales (Just Style)*

Retailers prepare for a commonsense Christmas (FT)*

Olympic discounts in store (Sun)

Homewares serves up winners and losers (FT)*

Britain’s retailers may not strike gold (Reuters)

Dunelm: what the analysts say (Retail Week)*

Retailers false start over Olympics hope (Retail Digital)

What ails the health food market (Retail Week)*

Topps soaks up sales (Sun)

Thriving in a multichannel world (Internet Retailing)

Avoiding the discounting Gap syndrome (Drapers)

Interactive and internet TV – retail revolution (Guardian)

UK health food market fails to capture consumer interest (Retail Week)*

Topps Tiles: what the analysts say (Retail Week)*

eBay employs image recognition (Internet Retailing)

Payday spending: what retailers need to know (Retail Week)*

Retailer grows green fingers (FT)*

Carpetright: what the analysts say (Retail Week)*

M&S bank has brand, but doubts remain (Marketing Week)

Dixons well positioned for the year ahead (BBC Online)

Dixons: what the analysts say (Retail Week)*

Argos offers distraction from all the rain (The Times)*

What does Sainsbury’s ebook acquisition mean? (Retail Week)*

The ebook market: what do retailers need to know? (Retail Week)*

Home Retail Group: what the analysts say (Retail Week)*

Ocado’s shares fall on Olympic worries (Telegraph)

What the analysts say about Ocado (Retail Week)*

The City’s reaction to Ocado (Just Food)*

Tesco and consumer confidence (Telegraph) 

Tesco Q1 solid despite weak domestics (Just Food)*

Tesco suffers new drop in LFL sales (The Grocer)

UK sales drop at Tesco (Retail Gazette)

Contactless payments deter 95% of shoppers (Retail Gazette)

Tesco trouble v Sainsbury’s success (International Business Times)

Sainsbury’s grows ahead of the market (Retail Gazette)

Consumers to cut back on spending (Retail Gazette)

Are Boots and Walgreens a good fit? (BBC News)

Alliance Boots to sell 45% stake to Walgreens (Telegraph)

US giant Walgreens acquires stake in Boots (Retail Gazette)

Walgreens to pay $6.7bn for stake in Boots (Global Post)

TV shopping is moving a step closer (Internet Retailing)

H&M on a quest for growth (Reuters)

Ted Baker’s sales boosted by overseas (BBC Online)

Overseas expansion boosts Ted Baker (Just Style)*

Zara shrugs off Spanish crisis to post profit boost (Telegraph)

Inditex heads the pack after Q1 profit growth (Just Style)

Inditex LFL sales rise in Q1 (Retail Gazette)

Costcutter could boost Morrisons in the south (Just Food)*

In store experience becomes a focus for grocers (Retail Week)*

How Amazon has changed retailing (Retail Week)*

WHSmith: what the analysts say (Retail Week)*

WHSmith sales drop in Q3 (Retail Gazette)

Warmer weather boosts sales numbers (Just Style)*

Wickes ploughs £10m into lowering prices (Retail Week)*

BCSC behind government’s greenhouse gas initiative (Retail Gazette)

Topps Tiles launches new flagship store (Retail Gazette)

Carrefour CEO makes encouraging early impression (Just Food)*

Editor’s choice: highlights on Just Food (Just Food)*

Couponing becomes necessary evil for UK retailers (Just Food)*

Mulberry profit in 54% surge (Just Style)*

Wilkinson: what next as Stuart Mitchell departs? (Retail Week)*

Simon Calver promises to restore Mothercare (Retail Week)*

What technologies are on the horizon for retail? (Guardian)

Boost from summer events downplayed (FT)*

Mothercare to slash prices (Telegraph)

The Portas Plan: £1m to get high streets back in black (Independent)

Retailers pin boost on Jubilee sales boost (FT)*

Will retailers reap the benefits of the Jubilee (Just Style)*

Using PayPal as an instore payment method (Retail Week)*

Cold weather rains on retailers’ parades (FT)*

Topps Tiles half yearly profit down (Retail Gazette)

M&S to report fall in sales (Telegraph) 

M&S announces fall in profit (Independent)

April proves the cruellest month for DIY chain (The Times)*

Squeeze boost trade at charity shops (FT)*

Price guarantee helps Asda sales rise (The Times)*

Failed model forces Clinton Cards farewell (FT)*

The prize for being in fashion (The Times)*

British style is a classic move for Trinity (FT)*

eBay focuses on finding top talent (myHermes)

Kingfisher: what the analysts say (Retail Week)*

Frugal Brits postpone shopping trips (Guardian)

Mothercare: what the analysts say (Retail Week)*

Alliance Boots soars 10% (Independent)

Ocado: what the analysts say (Retail Week)*

Retail sales cool in April (Retail Week)*

Bank holiday misery predicted (Guardian)

M&S full year results (Retail Week)*

What does Waterstones/Amazon mean for retail? (Retail Week)*

Suppliers and retailers: partnership/confrontation (Retail Week)*

Asda sales increase helped by Tesco (Telegraph)

What does Asda’s performance mean? (Retail Week)*

Retail’s two year transformation (Guardian)

New technology will boost retailers’ sales (Retail Week)*

Photo developing services (Retail Week)*

Supergroup: what the analysts say (Retail Week)*

Thorntons pins hope on Jubilee range (Retail Week)*

Clinton Cards collapses into administration (Retail Week)*

Sainsbury’s: what the analysts say (Retail Week)*

Has HMV been turned around? (Retail Week)*

Halfords comes out fighting as shares collapse (Telegraph)

HMV: return to profitability in sight (Retail Week)*

Morrisons: what the analysts say (Retail Week)*

Strong Easter helps Thorntons (Retail Week)*

Doubts raised over need for new Blacks boss (Retail Week)*

Next: what the analysts say (Retail Week)*

Home Retail Group: what the analysts say (Retail Week)*

Coupons help Sainsbury’s hit a high (Telegraph)

Piling on the pounds helps high streets (Independent)

Next sales hit by rain, not recession (Independent)

John Lewis enjoys a stunning Easter (FT)*

Has the Tesco brand lost its value? (Campaign)

Discount fashion chains feel the pinch (FT)*

Sofa retailer DFS is sitting pretty despite the recession (Telegraph)

UK falls into double dip recession (Retail Week)*

City tells Tesco to ditch America (Sunday Times)*

The start of a new chapter for WHSmith (Times)*

Swiss army knife maker Victorinox adds ‘lifestyle’ range (Guardian)

Homewares website defies retail gloom (FT)*

Devil is in the detail for Tesco turnaround (Reuters)

Carpetright issues seventh profit alert (FT)*

Carpetright: what the analysts say (Retail Week)*

Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley in line for £23.4m in shares (Guardian)

Sports Direct reports strong spring sales (Retail Week)*

Mothercare: from baby boom to mid-life crisis (Telegraph)

Mothercare: what the analysts say (Retail Week)

Is there still a place for Game on the high street (Retail Gazette)

ASOS ups marketing as sales slow (Marketing Week)

ASOS books 33% revenue in Q4 but UK growth slows (Just Style)*

M&S misses forecasts after running out of knitwear (Reuters)

M&S UK sales down due to non-food struggles (Retail Gazette)

What the analysts say: the verdict on M&S’s Q4 (Just Food)*

Is Bolland making his marks? (Independent)

M&S caught cold by shortage of winter jackets (Times)*

M&S trading update: what the analysts say (Just Style)*

M&S misses forecast (CNBC)

Amazon looks to cut publishers out of book business (Retail Gazette)

Primark sees eurozone expansion (Guardian)

Clarke: good enough is not good enough (Retail Week)*

Tesco: what the analysts say (Retail Week)*

Tesco full year and turnaround plan (Just Style)*

Carrefour stays optimistic (Just Food)

Tesco everyday value (Retail Week)*

Tesco working to improve its clothing offer (Just Style)*

Tesco sheds its stripes to target everyday shoppers (Times)*

Tesco ditches £1bn value range (Telegraph)

Tesco shelves tired value products (Belfast Telegraph)

H&M’s brand new approach (Retail Week)*

JD Sports full year profit hit (Just Style)*

WHSmith gets interesting with Kobo drive (Retail Week)*

Value fashion: surviving in a tough sector (Retail Week)*

Retailers must reinvent themselves to survive (Retail Times)

Primark records robust first half sales growth (Just Style)*

Warm weather boosts March retail sales (Just Style)*

Dunelm underlying sales flat in Q3 (Retail Gazette)

Discount fashion chains feel the pinch (Nicosia Money)

Debenhams H1 profit up on footwear boost (Just Style)*

WHSmith profit up 3% as sales continue to fall (Retail Gazette)

Preços seguram Primark (Portugal Textil)

Blacks lesa JD Sports (Portugal Textil)