Retail

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    Japan retailers rocked by quake, aftermath

    Japan's retailers were struggling with sluggish sales before Friday's earthquake and tsunami. Now their challenge is more daunting with heightened uncertainty about the economy set to...

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    Alibaba.com posts record Q4 net profit

    Alibaba.com Ltd , China's largest e-commerce company, posted a record quarterly net profit of 410 million yuan ($62 million), beating expectations on higher new membership signups.

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    Retailers say recession feeling to persist

    Britain may be moving out of recession, but it won't feel like it for consumers for at least another year as prices rise and unemployment remains high, leaders of the country's top...

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    Clarks accelerates franchise development

    From March 20th to 23rd, Clarks is participating for the first time ever at Franchise Expo Paris, an event recognised as the world’s leading international franchise exhibition. After...

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    Gap to close 200 stores

    Gap has announced a significant reduction of its store network, particularly in North America, and plans to close around 200 boutiques by 2013.This will allow the American group to...

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    JJB Sports eyes 65 mln stg capital raising

    British sportswear retailer JJB Sports said it expects to raise around 65 million pounds ($104 million) through a proposed equity capital raising to help it avoid going into administration.

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    Henderson JV to build 120 mln eur German mall

    Henderson Global Investors said on Thursday it has entered a joint venture with retail developer McArthurGlen to build a 120 million euro ($167 million) designer outlet mall near Hamburg,...

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    JD Sports says won't bid for JJB

    British sportswear retailer JD Sports Fashion said it would not bid for smaller JJB Sports (JJB.L), dealing a further blow to its struggling rival.