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
Volatile Christmas trading leaves more of a mess at retailer M&S
Marks & Spencer
UK stockmarkets

Volatile Christmas trading leaves more of a mess at retailer M&S

Last year was grim for retailers, while M&S, the clothing sector’s chronic underperformer, struggled at Christmas too. Matthew Partridge reports.
15 Jan 2021
The business rates bust-up as retailers hand back cash
B&M Bargains shop
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
Jeff Bezos
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
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
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