Whitbread has reported an 18.5% increase in first half pre-tax profit after growing demand at its Costa coffee shops helped boost sales.
Latest figures on the grocery market show that Waitrose achieved a record market share in in the 12 weeks to 12 October.
The John Lewis Partnership has appointed Keith Hubber as its new general counsel and company secretary.
Online fashion retailer has reported a 14% fall in its full-year pre-tax profits after it experienced difficult trading conditions overseas and a fire at its main UK distribution facility.
Carpetright has announced that executive chairman Lord Harris is to retire from the board at the end of the month. He will be succeeded by Bob Ivell who will become non-executive chairman on 1 November.
New research has shown that almost half of consumers will order this years Christmas gifts online less than a week before the big day.
Luxury fashion brand Christopher Kane has appointed Sarah Crook as chief executive.
Arcadia Group owned Outfit has signed deals with shopping centre operator British Land for a total of 50,000 square feet of space across four retail parks.
Retail footfall edged down 0.9% year-on-year in September with out-of-town centres reporting the only rise.
US department store chain Sears has entered into agreements to lease space for seven standalone stores to Primark.