Children's Place Retail Stores Inc (PLCE.O) said it will cut about 350 jobs as it relocates its e-commerce business, citing lack of space at its present center. The company, whose rivals include Gymboree (GYMB.O), American Eagle Outfitters (AEO.
Associated British Foods Plc said on Thursday that its Primark retail chain's like-for-like sales rose about 4 percent in its first-quarter over Christmas as trading beat its own expectations despite the economic slowdown.
Retailer Marks & Spencer said on Wednesday it was cutting 1,230 jobs after a sharp fall in sales, and job losses in the financial sector added to pressure on the Bank of England to cut interest rates to a record low.
John Lewis, the employee-owned group seen as a barometer of retail spending, said on Friday sales surged at both its department stores and upmarket grocery chain in the days before and after Christmas.
Target Resources Plc said on Monday its marketing partner Laurelton Diamonds Inc, a unit of U.S. jeweller Tiffany & Co , had agreed to give another loan of $1.5 million to the alluvial diamond and gold miner.
Two shopping center operators failed to reach key agreements, one with a lender and one with a potential partner, reflecting an increasingly tough environment for real estate investment trusts as they try to shore up their balance sheets in the face of the credit crisis.