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European shares edged up on Friday, buoyed by a bounce on Wall Street as a turbulent week drew to a close and investors licked their wounds. The Sto(...)

Barbie dolls are have been manufactured by Mattel since 1959. These days, dolls, action figures and miniature cars are competing for the attention of children, who are spending hours a day playing online games

Beekeeper Barbie was lonely. On a rainy Sunday afternoon in December, the foot-tall plastic doll stood on a store shelf, perfect smile frozen in place(...)

 Grafton Street in Dublin.  Our shopping areas are still somewhat less homogenised than in Britain, where almost every street seems to have the same chains and brands

By rights Irish retailers should be celebrating like it’s 2006. The economy is basically one big house party. Yet, retailers – transfixed by the comp(...)

Customers at a Sears store during Black Friday sales last November.  Photograph: Andrew Seng/The New York Times

Eddie Lampert, chairman and chief executive of Sears Holdings, is attempting to avert bankruptcy at the department store chain with a plan for a (...)

Homebase owner Hilco is set to file a company voluntary arrangement, a form of insolvency that enables a retailer to exit or alter deals with landlords.

Homebase is set to announce the closure of up to 80 stores next week, with the likely loss of about 1,000 jobs. The loss-making DIY chain, which has (...)

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(...)

Shoppers walk past a Debenhams shop in Oxford Street,  London.  The group’s poor performance has been blamed on increased discounting by rival high street retailers. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty

What shape will the British high street be in this time next year? The omens are not looking good, with more gloomy news from the retail sector on Tue(...)

Poundworld has collapsed into administration, putting more than 5,000 jobs at risk. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Poundworld has collapsed into administration, putting more than 5,000 jobs at risk, after rescue talks failed over the weekend. It is the latest bl(...)

Ms Justice Caroline Costello on Friday appointed Neil Hughes as interim examiner to Yvolve Sports Limited, which makes the popular ‘Flicker’ scooter and other products for the outdoors and sports.

The High Court has appointed an interim examiner to a toy-making firm employing 41 people here. Ms Justice Caroline Costello on Friday appointed Nei(...)

High Court told Yvolve Sports Limited’s difficulties have been caused by factors including the bankruptcy of one of its major customers, the US firm  Toys R Us.

A toy-making firm employing 41 people here is seeking to go into examinership, the High Court has heard. The application for appointment of an examin(...)

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