Human rights and trade union activists are planning to mark the first anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster on Thursday with a human chain on London’s Oxford Street.

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BHS squares up to M&S as it overhauls its image

BHS is repositioning itself as a direct rival to high street stalwart Marks & Spencer, according to The Daily Mail.

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iPhone sales easily beat the Street as Apple sees Q2 revenue rise 4.6%

Apple on Thursday revealed sales of its flagship iPhone product had easily outpaced Wall Street predictions of 38 million units, selling 43.7 million iPhones during the second quarter.

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John Lewis crowned Britain’s best retailer once again, as Dunelm, Ikea and Matalan all make it into top 5

Its Christmas adverts have become a national seasonal event, it’s the UK’s largest example of worker co-ownership and queues form round the block, iPhone-release-style, when a new store opens, so no wonder John Lewis has been awarded the title of Britain’s best retailer once again.

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Patisserie Valerie looks to raise £33m through AIM IPO

Soho favourite Patisserie Valerie could be on the verge of a new wave of expansion plans after the cake shop chain revealed plans to raise £33 million through a stock market flotation.

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Urban Outfitters CEO buys stake in Opening Ceremony

The founders of Opening Ceremony are set to join forces with Urban Outfitters CEO Glen Senk after his investment firm, Front Row Partners, bought a minority stake in the label along with Berkshire Partners.

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Scottish retail sales trail behind UK

Scottish retail sales fell behind the UK’s overall rate in March, dipping 2.5 per cent year-on-year.

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Card Factory prepares for £700m float

Richard Hayes, the CEO of Card Factory, has said the business is hoping to emulate the success of other low cost retailers after it announced plans for a float that could value the business at £700 million.

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Tesco launches new round of price cuts

Tesco has launched a new set of price cuts and a shakeup of its home-shopping charges as the business continues to edge closer to Asda’s ‘Everyday Low Prices’ model.

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Primark profit soars 26% for half year

Primark owner Associated British Foods on Wednesday revealed the fast fashion retailer managed a 26 per cent boost in half-year operating profit.

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