Articles tagged Deals & Rumours

Mike Ashley has refuted suggestions that he is about to make a bid for Debenhams, despite increasing his interest in the retail chain.

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Retail News - Galeries Lafayette owners increase Carrefour stake to 9.5%

The owners of French department store chain Galeries Lafayette has increased its stake in Carrefour to 9.5 per cent, according to Les Echos.

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German sportswear giant Adidas announced the sale of Rockport on Friday, in an unscheduled announcement ahead of its full-year results in March.

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Retail News - Hutchison Whampoa to buy O2 for £10bn

Telefonica is in talks with Hutchison Whampoa to offload O2 to £10 billion, it has emerged.

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Retail News - Samsung mulls $7.5bn BlackBerry buyout

Samsung Electronics has offered to purchase BlackBerry Ltd for USD 7.5 billion, according to documents seen by Reuters.

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Waterstones is in exclusive talks with Tesco to acquire Blinkbox Books, as it looks to position itself as a challenger to Amazon, whose Kindle’s sales have been reported to have “disappeared to all intents and purposes.”

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Retail News - TheTrainline.com to launch an IPO

TheTrainline.com is to launch an initial public offering, according to reports.

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Retail News - Investors flock to UK retail industry as economy stabilises

Investment in UK shopping centres has climbed to pre-crisis levels and beyond, according to research carried out by Savills.

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Retail News - Alliance Boots £9m merger with US giant Walgreens approved

Walgreens' shareholders have voted in favour of a £9 billion plan to merge the American pharmacy chain with Alliance Boots.

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