John Lewis increased its sales by 8.5% year-on-year last week as it enjoyed strong trade both in its stores and online.
Lingerie retailer Boux Avenue is to open its first ever airport store at Manchester Airports Terminal One next week.
Waitrose managing director Mark Price has warned that a period of unprecedented investment will have an impact on the companys first half profits.
Luxury footwear and accessories brand Carlo Pazolini has appointed British designer Lee Wood as creative director.
Health food retailer Holland & Barrett has chosen the Rushmere shopping centre in Craigavon in Northern Ireland as the location for a new concept store.
Max 99p has opened a second store just outside of Peterborough and has announced plans to open a further three shops this year.
Tesco is to run a series of free Farm to Fork cooking courses for children at 50 of its stores this summer.
Womens fashion retailer Bonmarché saw its like-for-like sales surge by 13.5% in its first quarter as good weather and its new summer ranges boosted trade.
Consumer confidence in the UK fell for the first time in six months in July according to figures released by GfK in its latest Consumer Confidence Barometer.
The intellectual property of Internacionale is being put up for sale after the 89-store fashion chain went into administration earlier this year.