Tom Morris: the rise of Home Bargains and the lure of the treasure hunt
A Home Bargains shop
People

Tom Morris: the rise of Home Bargains and the lure of the treasure hunt

Despite the digital revolution, piling it high and selling it cheap on the high street remains a profitable strategy. Ask Tom Morris and family, now w…
7 Mar 2021
What’s in store for Amazon after Jeff Bezos bows out?
Jeff Bezos
Tech stocks

What’s in store for Amazon after Jeff Bezos bows out?

Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s founder and CEO, is stepping down after 27 years in charge. What will change at the e-commerce behemoth? Matthew Partridge report…
12 Feb 2021
How ASOS became the new king of the high street
Topshop shoppers
Retail stocks

How ASOS became the new king of the high street

Online clothing retailer ASOS has snapped up a swathe of brands from the administrators of Philip Green’s insolvent Arcadia group.
4 Feb 2021
Debenhams sale heralds a revolution in retail
Debenhams department store
Retail stocks

Debenhams sale heralds a revolution in retail

Boohoo and ASOS, hitherto considered online upstarts, are now hoovering up ailing high-street brands. Matthew Partridge reports.
28 Jan 2021
Peter Cowgill: the force behind a fashion phenomenon
Peter Cowgill
People

Peter Cowgill: the force behind a fashion phenomenon

Peter Cowgill became the accountant for a small sports shop in the Pennines in the early 1980s. Now, JD Sports is one of the most formidable forces on…
23 Jan 2021
The business rates bust-up as retailers hand back cash
UK stockmarkets

The business rates bust-up as retailers hand back cash

Supermarkets and other stores that had come under fire for accepting a business-rates holiday have given the money back. Matthew Partridge reports
10 Dec 2020
The FTSE 100 doesn’t need its retailers
UK stockmarkets

The FTSE 100 doesn’t need its retailers

Retailers are falling out of Britain’s index of leading shares – the latest FTSE 100 reshuffle left just four. But that may be no bad thing, says Matt…
15 Mar 2020
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Why retailing is not dead yet
UK Economy

Why retailing is not dead yet

Some shop owners have stopped complaining and started innovating. That may yet save our high street.
8 Mar 2020
Blood on the high street as retailers suffer their worst year ever
Stockmarkets

Blood on the high street as retailers suffer their worst year ever

Last year was the worst on record for the sector, and Christmas trading brought little cheer. Matthew Partridge reports.
23 Jan 2020
The high-street brands that are defying the online onslaught
Stockmarkets

The high-street brands that are defying the online onslaught

Times are tough for traditional retailers now internet shopping has taken off. But some big names are successfully adapting to the new environment. Wh…
17 Jan 2019