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UK fashion chain Next has upgraded its full-year profit forecast for the third time this year after sales grew more than expected in the third quarter(...)

The UK high street has been one of the worst-hit sectors of the economy there, with the situation mirrored in the Republic. Photograph: iStock

The chief executive of Next, one of the UK’s most successful retailers, has said the shift to online shopping triggered by the lockdown means there is(...)

A view of a quiet Grafton Street in Dublin amid the Covid-19 lockdown. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Covid-19 crisis has caused massive disruption in many industries, but particularly hard hit are the hospitality and retail sectors, both of which (...)

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/WPA Pool/Getty Images

Britain can avoid disorder and chaos in the event of a no-deal Brexit because a step-up in the government’s contingency planning meant the economy was(...)

Summer wardrobes can only expand so much. Enjoying the sunshine in Merrion Square, in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

First sign of a heatwave, lovely. Break out the straw hats and open-toe sandals. Invest in breathable fabrics, shun long sleeves, weigh up the appropr(...)

Next is pencilling in full-year profits of £717 million (€806 million), down 1.3 per cent on the previous year.

Surging demand for summer clothing in the recent heatwave helped Next grow sales, but the chain’s boss warned the return of soaring temperatures will (...)

Shoppers with Next  bags on Oxford Street, London.  Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Clothing retailer Next said it sees a more favourable pricing environment in the coming year after a tough 12 months in which retail failures piled up(...)

John Lewis launched its first Christmas ad in 2007 and then, as now, its primary purpose was to drive sales in the run-up to December 25th. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Can Paddington save Christmas for Marks & Spencer? And what will another cuddly creature – currently still hiding under the bed – be able to do fo(...)

British clothing retailer Next returned to sales growth in its latest quarter, helped by warm weather in June and July

British clothing retailer Next returned to sales growth in its latest quarter, helped by warm weather in June and July and a surge in online sales, se(...)

British retailer Marks & Spencer has reported another fall in quarterly underlying sales in its clothing division, illustrating the extent of the challenge facing its new boss.

British retailer Marks & Spencer has reported another fall in quarterly underlying sales in its clothing division, illustrating the extent of the (...)

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