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Pampers brand owner Procter & Gamble has lifted profit forecasts. Photograph: Tiffany Hagler-Geard/Bloomberg

Procter & Gamble has lifted its full-year sales and profit forecasts after a global boom in house cleaning extended into the autumn, with shoppers(...)

Police officers outside Macy’s flagship store in Herald Square in midtown Manhattan after it had been ransacked by looters. Photograph: The New York Times

US retailers are stepping up patrols by armed security guards and transferring merchandise to secure locations as widespread civil unrest sets back th(...)

John Murray, head of commercial real estate for the Americas at asset manager Pimco, warned the crisis was likely to “permanently erase” large numbers of shopping mall tenants.

Some of America’s biggest mall owners are facing a financial reckoning as retailers from Urban Outfitters to Calvin Klein stop paying rent in the coro(...)

Jan Rogers Kniffen, a retail consultant, said of the current levels of discounting: ‘Outside of a recession, it’s the deepest I’ve seen.’

US department stores and clothing retailers, trying to weather the continued onslaught of online shopping, are resorting to some of the biggest discou(...)

The Lumi system includes a video monitor so parents can watch their baby through the app anywhere in the world

Google’s life sciences sister company Verily has created a baby-monitoring system based around “smart nappies”, working with Procter & Gamble’s Pa(...)

FAI HQ in Abbotstown: Morale among the staff is said to be, understandably, at a low ebb. Photograph: Inpho

If it had a marketing spend behind it the publication at 11 o’clock on Friday morning of the governance review group’s report might be sold as some so(...)

Walmart is facing calls to shake up its executive pay, boardroom composition and approach to workplace sexual harassment at the US retailer’s annual meeting, expected to be gatecrashed by presidential candidate Bernie Sanders

Walmart is facing calls to shake up its executive pay, boardroom composition and approach to workplace sexual harassment at the US retailer’s annual m(...)

Kraft Heinz took a $15 billion (€13 billion) writedown in February to reflect a decline in the value of some of its biggest brands

Kraft Heinz’s chief executive is leaving the food company after a profit warning that shook the global consumer goods industry. Bernardo Hees will be(...)

Face value: Opté Precision Skincare System by Procter & Gamble

The world’s biggest consumer goods groups are planning a new generation of products for supermarket shelves – from heated razors to intelligent toothb(...)

People shopping on Black Friday at Macy’s in New York. Photograph: Stephanie Keith

Americans splashed out record sums on Black Friday online deals last week but fewer of them went shopping in person, according to initial figures. Sa(...)

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