Brooks Brothers was founded as a family business in 1818. Photograph: The New York TImes

Brooks Brothers, the two-centuries-old purveyor of American business wear, is to file for bankruptcy protection in the US, becoming the latest venerab(...)

The catalogue of errors at Homebase would almost be laughable if it weren’t for the fact that up to 2,000 jobs are now at risk. Photograph: PA Wire

British retailers have a long history of making a hash of overseas expansion, from Tesco’s costly foray into the US with its now defunct Fresh & E(...)