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The Spice Girls will personally fund an independent investigation into the working conditions of this factory. Photograph: Comic Relief website

British pop band the Spice Girls said they will fund an investigation into a Bangladesh factory over its treatment of women who make T-shirts for a ch(...)

The filling in Greggs’ new vegan sausage roll is made out of the company’s own bespoke Quorn filling. Photograph:  Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Britain’s hard-pressed retailers are queuing up to deliver news of how they fared over the festive season, culminating in “Super Thursday” tomorrow, b(...)

Shares in Mothercare  fell as much as 9.4 per cent on Thursday. Photograph:  Reuters

Struggling British baby products retailer Mothercare said it would trade from fewer than 80 UK stores by April next year as it shrinks its portfolio a(...)

Gourmet Burger Kitchen operates five outlets in Dublin

Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) filed for a form of bankruptcy protection on Wednesday after running up millions of pounds of losses, the latest retail (...)

''And you have the house babyproofed,' the nurse said. Have I what?' Photograph: iStock

The only babyproofing that existed when I was born was abstinence or contraception and even the latter didn’t really exist in Ireland unless you were (...)

House of Fraser employs about 5,000 staff. Photograph: PA Wire

House of Fraser is fighting for its survival after the Hong Kong-listed company that also owns toy shop Hamleys abandoned plans to rescue one of the U(...)

ServiceDock founders Oisín Ryan and Leonardo Correa say their involvement with another start-up, Localmint, was critical to the venture’s success.

Even with the best idea in the world, a promising start-up can be knocked off course by an unforeseen development. Oisín Ryan and Leonardo Correa are(...)

Mothercare’s sales and profit have been hammered by intense competition from supermarket groups and online retailers. Photograph: Bloomberg

Britain’s Mothercare, the struggling mother and baby products retailer, said on Thursday it would close 50 more stores as part of a survival plan that(...)

Hammerson is a part-owner of Dundrum town centre. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

French shopping centre operator Klepierre has abandoned a £5 billion (€5.78 billion) bid for Hammerson, accusing the British property company of faili(...)

Complex business: A closed sign hangs on the window of a drive-thru KFC restaurant in Coalville, Britain, on Monday. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

In numbers: Irresponsible bookmaking €7 million Sum in euro that bookmaker William Hill has been fined in the UK for breaching anti-money-laundering(...)

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