Sainsbury's retail and operations director Simon Roberts has emerged as the internal favourite to succeed Mike Coupe as chief executive if the supermarket group opts to promote from within, reports said.
The UK developer of beauty brands like Charles + Lee has announced strong results for the first half of the year ended 31 December, boosted by a strong performance of its own online store and new product launches.
Australian clothing retailer Cotton On Group is reportedly investigating its relationship with a Chinese printing firm suspected of using forced prison labour and which was recently suspended as a supplier by Tesco.
Britain's retail sector was boosted by Boris Johnson's general election victory on Friday, as investors factored in expectations of a step-up in consumer sentiment and spending in the key holiday season period.
M&S is reportedly planning to downsize the space it controls in around 20 of its largest retail locations with under-used upper floors potentially being converted into offices or even residential space.
Black Friday week may be upon us, but a new report suggests that the event as a whole has "had its day". Home delivery specialist ParcelHero said this Black Friday is likely to see stalling growth in overall e-spend.