National Stores, a discount retailer that operates the Fallas, Factory 2-U and other apparel stores, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
American discount retailer Dollar General has revealed plans to create approximately 7,000 jobs this year.
Global technology major Google is set to invest $550m in Chinese e-commerce company JD.com through a strategic partnership.
UK discount retailer Poundworld has reportedly filed its intention to appoint an administrator in a bid to save its business from creditors for up to two weeks.
US-based online shopping destination Rue La La has signed an agreement to acquire member-based digital shopping business, Gilt, from Hudson's Bay (HBC).
Canada-based vape product retailer 180 Smoke has secured the initial investment of $500,000 under the $2.5m credit agreement from CannaRoyalty and its subsidiary Trichome Yield, to expand its business.
Online retail group Alibaba has acquired the entire stake in Pakistan-based e-commerce platform Daraz Group from Rocket Internet for an undisclosed amount.
Digital financial technology firm Wirecard is set to expand the e-commerce business of Switzerland-based mountaineering brand Mammut in the US.
US-based online retailer eBay has completed the acquisition of Giosis’ Japan business and the Qoo10.jp platform.
Sears Holdings and Kmart have announced an expansion of their Lease It programme available on e-commerce websites.