general retail

Halfords shares plunge after profit warning

Shares in Halfords, the UK's leading retailer of bicycles and car parts, plummeted more than 25% on Wednesday (28 February)…

Sainsbury’s opens new supermarket in Southport

Sainsbury's has officially opened its newest supermarket in Meols Cop Retail Park, Southport, UK, offering a comprehensive selection of products…

Next eyes assets of struggling cosmetics chain The Body Shop

Fashion retailer Next is reportedly in talks with administrators handling the insolvency of cosmetics chain The Body Shop, potentially seeking…

UK Mother’s Day spending expected to rise despite consumer cost concerns

Despite economic pressures and a focus on finding the best deals, UK shoppers are still expected to spend more on…

Lowe’s reports Q4 results for financial year 2023

Lowe's Companies has reported mixed results for the fourth quarter (Q4) of financial year 2023, which ended on 2 February…

Walmart doubles down on associate upskilling

Walmart is expanding its Live Better U (LBU) education programme to equip its associates with the skills needed to fill…

Mondelēz CEO: Investors not concerned about Russia business

Mondelēz International's CEO, Dirk Van de Put, recently stated in an interview with the Financial Times (FT) that investors are not…

Walmart to acquire Vizio for $2.3bn

Walmart and Vizio have announced a deal for Walmart to acquire the TV maker for $11.50 per share in cash,…

Starbucks unveils US store design guideline, prioritising accessibility

Starbucks is doubling down on its commitment to inclusivity with the launch of the Inclusive Spaces Framework. This innovative design…

Sainsbury’s unveils ‘Next Level’ strategy

Renowned UK supermarket chain Sainsbury's has announced its 'Next Level Sainsbury's' strategy, building upon the success of its previous 'Food…