4 September – Radio Shack is coming back

The beloved 80s retailer, once on the brink of extinction, is staging a remarkable comeback under new ownership.

18 May – Shein to open 30 stores across UK

Online fashion retailer Shein has officially announced plans to open 30 stores in the UK in 2023, in addition to new stores in the Middle East and Europe.

25 July – Retail investor rescues Wilko amid cash squeeze

Hilco, the specialist retail investor that owns Homebase, agreed to provide approximately £5m ($6.4m) in additional funding to Wilko, the general merchandise chain.

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10 April – OSHA fines Dollar General over safety violations at Pennsylvania store

U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) found variety store company Dollar General violating federal workplace safety requirements at its store in Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania.

11 September – Tesco pharmacies launch free NHS flu vaccination services

Tesco pharmacies provide free NHS flu vaccinations to individuals aged 65 and over, as well as other eligible groups.

29 September – Aldi unveils exclusive Glowberry prime hydration flavour

The Glowberry variant, previously scarce in UK supermarkets, has gained popularity in the US, making it a distinctive addition to Aldi‘s offerings.

10 July – Wilko needs cash injection to rescue restructuring deal

The retail chain has reached out to several potential financial investors, seeking funds to back its CVA proposal.

12 April – AmeriMark Interactive and six affiliated debtors file for bankruptcy

US-based online and catalogue retailer AmeriMark Interactive and six affiliated debtors filed voluntary proceedings under Chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code.

7 July – UNIQLO to open first store in Mumbai, India this October

Japan-based global apparel retailer Uniqlo revealed plans to open its first store in Mumbai, India, as part of its global expansion strategy.

20 April – Off-price retailer Gabe’s acquires Old Time Pottery

The combined entity provides employment opportunities to approximately 8,000 associates.

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