The results of the latest review of the FTSE4Good Index were released on Monday, with 79 companies due to be added and 23 removed. 12 companies from the UK are to be removed from the index because they no longer meet the socially responsible investment criteria. Among them are UK retailers House of […]

What do you get when you show a beautiful woman in sexy lingerie caressing a set of carving knives? The answer is the new television advertising campaign for supermodel Elle Macpherson's Intimates lingerie range. If that isn't racy enough, in the advert the same knife-caressing-model wears a silk gown […]

More that one-fifth of shares in House of Fraser have been sold after entrepreneur Tom Hunter and Icelandic retail group Baugur put their stakes up for sale. Investment bank Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein placed 49.2m House of Fraser shares, amounting to around 21 per cent of the total shares in the […]

A U.S. trade official said last week the United States would limit Chinese apparel imports to protect its firms, the New York Times reports. However U.S. manufacturers would have to provide evidence the restrictions were necessary. Grant Aldonas, the U.S. undersecretary of commerce for international […]

Stephanie Chen, the new womenswear buyer at BHS, plans to roll out a more fashionable range of clothing. "We have been less confident in fashion. We have had fashionable items, but only in our top stores," said Chen. The former Debenhams designer will work alongside Steve Lawton, a new buyer for menswear. […]

The Office of Fair Trading has launched a formal competition investigation into HSBC's GBP763m takeover of Marks & Spencer's store-card business. The probe will be a blow to HSBC, which had hoped that it might escape the full scrutiny of the competition watchdog.

Put the humour back into fashion with a quirky accessory from Next. Their poodle print tote bags make for the perfect shopping companion. Complete with matching purse, you may find yourself being mistaken for Paris Hilton. Poodle tote bag GBP16.99, Poodle coin purse GBP4.99. For more information visit […]

More that one-fifth of shares in House of Fraser are being put up for sale, prompting a new round of City speculation on a takeover of the department store group. Dealers said that investment bank Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein is looking to place 49.2m House of Fraser shares on behalf of an unnamed […]

High street fashion chain River Island has been going back to the future this year with 50s glamour styles and a vintage denim look. The company hopes to bring a new gloss to its profit figures after enjoying a huge sales boost for very little return. Accounts filed by the family-owned Lewis Trust Group […]

Amazon is reported to be close to a deal to take over Marks & Spencer's online retail operations. M&S chief executive Stuart Rose is said to consider the group's online offer to be 'non-core' as he focuses on restoring sales at the group's UK store chain. The approach reflects Rose's reputation […]

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