John Lewis said the last days of clearance helped it to achieve strong trading across all of its directorates last week with sales closing up 10.2% on last year.
Consumer confidence in the UK has fallen this month according to new figures.
Sportswear retailer JD Sports has reported a continuing strong performance with like-for-like sales remaining in excess of management forecasts.
Fashion retailer COS is to expand further in the US with the opening of four new stores later this year.
Luxury shoe brand Jimmy Choo has appointed Meribeth Parker as an independent non-executive director.
Tesco is to introduce a brand new audio voice to its self-service and 'scan as you shop' checkouts following feedback from customers.
Sainsburys is to sell its in-store pharmacies to LloydsPharmacy owner, Celesio, for £125 million.
Bonmarché has said it made a solid start to its financial year as like-for like sales edged down 0.7% in its first quarter. This was an improvement on the previous quarter when like-for-like sales slipped by 3.3%.
The new Grand Central shopping centre in Birmngham has appointed retail marketing expert Danielle Bozward as marketing manager ahead of the launch in September.
Italian cosmetics brand KIKO MILANO and US sportswear giant Foot Locker have both signed for new stores at the Churchill Square shopping centre in Brighton.