JD Sports Fashion said it expects full-year profit above market expectations after a “very strong” Christmas. Photograph: Bloomberg.

British retailer JD Sports Fashion said it expects full-year profit above market expectations after a “very strong” Christmas, sending its shares to a(...)

Penneys on Mary Street, Dublin.Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Associated British Foods said on Thursday unusually warm winter weather meant sales at its Penneys/Primark discount fashion chain stalled in the nine (...)

The figures from Debenhams are all the more surprising given the lacklustre performance of rivals Next and Marks & Spencer. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

There was some good news on Tuesday for Morrisons and Debenhams as both defied gloomy expectations by checking in with better-than-expected Christmas (...)

Debenhams  on Oxford Street, London:  the chain posted higher than expected sales in the past 19 weeks, driven by strong Christmas trading and growing online shopping. Photograph: Ki Price/Reuters

British department store chain Debenhams outshone rivals Marks & Spencer and Next over Christmas, helped by clever stock management and demand for(...)

Retailer Sports Direct has warned on profits, blaming poor trading on unseasonal weather over the Christmas period.

Retailer Sports Direct has warned on profits, blaming poor trading on unseasonal weather over the Christmas period. It said it was no longer confiden(...)

John Lewis Partnership , owner of Britain’s biggest department store chain, maintained its full-year profit guidance after reporting  strong Christmas trading. Photo: PA Wire

John Lewis Partnership , owner of Britain’s biggest department store chain and upmarket grocer Waitrose, maintained its full-year profit guidance aft(...)

Next started the Christmas reporting season for UK clothing retailers on a sour note by disclosing revenue that missed analysts’ estimates and saying profit will come in at the bottom of its forecast range, adding to concern of weak holiday sales across the industry.(Photograph: Frank Miller /	THE IRISH TIMES)

Next started the Christmas reporting season for UK clothing retailers on a sour note by disclosing revenue that missed analysts’ estimates and saying(...)

CeX has opened its 25th Irish store at Blackpool Shopping Centre

In a further sign that recovery in the retail sector in spreading outside of Dublin, three retailers have just joined the tenant line-up at Cork city’(...)

Ryanair also performed badly, falling 4.28 per cent to €13.19. Photograph: Alan Betson

Stocks around the world fell for a fifth day yesterday, sliding towards two-year lows as worries lingered over global growth and as the scandal(...)

Bridgewater shopping cente: opened for business in 2007

International retailer Boots are to open a new outlet in the former Hickeys Chemist store at Bridgewater Shopping Centre in Arklow, Co Wicklow.The new(...)