Customers at the opening of Primark’s store in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania in 2016. “H&M and Forever 21 should be terrified,” said Business Insider

Primark’s three-year-old assault on the US retail market hasn’t always been straightforward. But it is starting to win the recognition – and fear – of(...)

The US president Donal Trump kicked off the process of imposing tariffs on a further $200 billion of imports from China, in a significant escalation of the trade war between the two powers.

China accused the United States of bullying and warned it would hit back after the Trump administration raised the stakes in its trade dispute, threat(...)

Shoppers reach out for television sets as they compete to purchase retail items on Black Friday at a store in Sao Paulo. Photograph: Paulo Whitaker /Reuters

US shoppers had splurged more than $1.52 billion online by Thanksgiving evening, and more bargain hunters turned up at stores this year after two weak(...)

     US retail industry lobbyist Matthew Shay has warned   that a  proposed  levy on imports   could cripple Irish exporters of food and clothing to America. Photograph: Getty

The top Washington lobbyist for the US retail industry says any attempt by President Donald Trump’s administration to place a mooted levy on imports (...)

A Macy’s department store in Fairfax, Virginia. Photograph: Getty Images

Disappointing holiday season sales at US retailers Macy’s and Kohl’s underscored the uphill task department stores face in winning back shoppers, who (...)

The Black Friday sale on Thanksgiving Day at Target in Chicago, Illinois

Online spending by US bargain hunters climbed to above $1 billion (€940m) by Thanksgiving evening, according to Adobe Digital Index, surging almost 14(...)

A screengrab from one of the ads created by  lobby group  The RATE Coalition who are calling for the US Congress to reduce its corporate tax rate.

A group of American businesses are literally toasting Ireland’s low corporate tax rate in a series of online ads aimed at putting pressure on the US c(...)

 The warehouse at the Amazon fulfillment centre in Hemel Hempstead gets ready for Cyber Monday. Online sales on Black Friday were massive this year, only marginally trailing Cyber Monday at $2.7 billion in the US.

A decade ago, when the internet was in a fast-growth phase but online shopping lagged significantly behind in-store shopping, a US businesswoman, Elle(...)

US retail sales rose more than forecast in December as consumers snapped up holiday gifts amid year-end discounting. Photo: Bloomberg

US retail sales rose more than forecast in December as consumers snapped up holiday gifts amid year-end discounting, giving the world’s biggest econom(...)