Under pressure to reduce environmental waste from single-use containers, major consumer companies including Procter & Gamble Co, Unilever Plc and The Body Shop are rolling out more products in refillable form.
Walmart posted its best quarterly U.S. sales growth in a decade and upped full-year sales and profit outlooks on Thursday, sending shares surging as a jump in online purchases showed it can hold its own against Amazon.
Sainsbury's has announced that it will buy Asda with the latter's owner Walmart taking a big stake in the combined firm. And both chains will continue, which means the Tu Clothing and George lines will carry on too.
The UK retail sector was shocked at the weekend on news that two key supermarket names could merge. And if Sainsbury’s and Wal-Mart's Asda do merge, it would join up two of the most prominent fashion brands too.
Fashion helped Tesco's continuing recovery in its latest financial year with its F&F range rising at a steady (if not spectacular) rate after the company refined and rationalised its general merchandise offer.
One of the biggest jobs in UK fashion has gone to… a top executive from the gambling sector. Shop Direct has named Henry Birch to run the group. He's currently CEO of Rank Group and won't join Shop Direct immediately.