Retail

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    Christopher & Banks sees lower Q3 margin

    Women's apparel retailer Christopher & Banks Corp sees third-quarter margins shrinking as it relies on higher promotions to drive sales, and suspended its quarterly dividend citing its...

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    Euro woes, weather dampen Inditex sales

    Sales at Spain's Inditex, the world's largest clothing retailer and owner of the popular Zara label, eased in the third quarter as the euro zone debt crisis rattled shoppers and...

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    SuperGroup eyes Regent Street "game changer"

    SuperGroup, the British company behind the Superdry fashion brand, reckons the opening of a new flagship store on London's Regent Street will revive the firm's fortunes after a tough...

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    Zara owner boosts profits by expanding worldwide

    Spanish firm Inditex, the world's biggest clothes retailer, boosted its profits 10 percent by opening hundreds of new stores from February to October, it said on Wednesday.Net profit for...

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    Spanish stores braced for tough Christmas

    Spanish retailers are braced for a gloomy Christmas as spending is hit by high unemployment and uncertainty over further austerity measures to be announced by a new government battling to...

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    U.S. retail sales rise less than expected in Nov

    U.S. retail sales rose less than expected in November as a drop in receipts for food and beverages weighed against stronger sales of motor vehicles, tempering some of the expectations of...

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    Tom Tailor seeks to refinance bank loans

    German fashion retailer Tom Tailor Holding AG started talks with banks to refinance its syndicated bank loans to improve financing structure and terms, a company spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

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    New ways to use gift cards sprout this holiday

    Retailers are coming up with ways to make the gift card - that staple of holiday giving - more exciting to receive, from including a set of Lego blocks to putting images of popular...

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    Cyber Monday purchases jump in Canada, eBay says

    Online bargain-hunting on Cyber Monday enjoyed a breakout year in Canada in 2011, according to data released by eBay, further evidence that U.S.-style pre-holiday discounts are spreading...

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    India retail reform unravels after backlash

    India suspended plans to open its $450 billion supermarket sector to foreign firms such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc, backtracking from one of the government's boldest reforms in years in the...

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    Carrefour seen making offer to buy Guyenne

    French retailer Carrefour was expected to make an offer to buy its largest domestic franchisee after shares in Guyenne et Gascogne were suspended from trading on Monday.

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    Eastbridge to sell Poland's EM&F

    Asset management firm Eastbridge Group is set to put up for sale its 60 percent stake in Polish retailer EM&F, with private equity funds Penta and Advent seen among potential buyers,...