The Laura Ashley headlines may have screamed 70% profits plunge but the news wasn't truly as bad as that. And with a renewed focus on fashion, expansion in India and e-tail growth, it's upbeat, despite big challenges.
JD.com Inc, China's second-largest e-commerce firm, posted a wider net loss in the second quarter as marketing costs offset higher-than-forecast revenue growth, sending its shares sharply lower on Monday.
J.C. Penney Co Inc's stock hit a life-low as major store closures and a challenging retail scene drove the embattled department store chain to a bigger-than-expected quarterly loss and took a toll on comparable sales.
In a collaboration with the Danish design company Hay, the Swedish furniture retailer will be debuting the Ypperlig home collection this fall, which includes a chicer version of its iconic blue carrying tote.
Changes to M&S's fashion offer and a determination not to discount seem to be paying off. Sales aren't yet where they should be but the turnaround is "on track" and fashion sales should turn positive by year-end
Apax Partners seems to be the frontrunner to buy fashion and GM e-tail giant Shop Direct, yet it’s still not a one-horse race with US private equity firm Hellman and Friedman also reported to have entered the fray.