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Philippines' richest man, retail tycoon Henry Sy Sr, dies at 94

Philippines' richest man, retail tycoon Henry Sy Sr, dies at 94

The Philippines' richest man and founder of one of the biggest business conglomerates in the country, Henry Sy Sr, died Saturday aged 94, his company said.

UK retail sector axed 150,000 jobs in 2018: study

UK retail sector axed 150,000 jobs in 2018: study

Troubled UK high-street retailers shed almost 150,000 jobs this year, hit by high business property taxation, flagging growth and rising online sales, a study showed Monday.

Once mighty US retailer Sears files for bankruptcy

Once mighty US retailer Sears files for bankruptcy

Sears, the venerable chain that once dominated the American retail sector but had been in decline since the advent of the Amazon era, filed for bankruptcy Monday and announced it was closing almost 150 stores.

Swede dreams: Ikea makes big promises with first Indian store

Swede dreams: Ikea makes big promises with first Indian store

Ikea's boss promised Wednesday to meet the ‘needs, frustrations and dreams’ of local consumers with the Swedish firm's first Indian store, its second attempt to break into a vast but difficult market.

Amazon to buy PillPack in potentially disruptive drug retail push

Amazon to buy PillPack in potentially disruptive drug retail push

Amazon.com Inc said on Thursday it would buy small online pharmacy PillPack, a move that will put the world's biggest retailer in direct competition with drugstore chains, drug distributors and pharmacy benefit managers.

Amazon, Alibaba to withdraw dangerous products more quickly: EU

Amazon, Alibaba to withdraw dangerous products more quickly: EU

Four e-commerce giants, including Amazon and Alibaba, pledged Monday to withdraw dangerous products more quickly from the market, the European Commission said.

UK supermarket giants Sainsbury's, Asda agree merger

UK supermarket giants Sainsbury's, Asda agree merger

Britain's second and third biggest supermarket chains Sainsbury's and Walmart-owned rival Asda have agreed to merge, the pair said Monday, creating a retail king that would leapfrog current leader Tesco.

Shop Qatar highlights tourism potential

Shop Qatar highlights tourism potential

The curtain has been drawn on the second edition of Shop Qatar after a month of celebrating and showcasing the best Qatar has to offer in retail, fashion and entertainment.

Chinese consumers spend billions in 'Singles Day' shopping binge

Chinese consumers spend billions in 'Singles Day' shopping binge

China's smartphone-wielding masses unleashed billions of dollars in e-commerce spending Saturday as they rushed to snap up bargains on ‘Singles Day’ -- billed as the world's biggest one-day online shopping festival.

Local and foreign retail investors turn bullish on QSE

Local and foreign retail investors turn bullish on QSE

The Qatar Stock Exchange saw local and foreign retail investors turn bullish amidst a fifth straight-session fall to less than 7,900 points.

Strong buying interests of retail investors lift QSE above 8,200

Strong buying interests of retail investors lift QSE above 8,200

Strong buying interests of local and non-Qatari retail investors lifted the Qatar Stock Exchange above 8,200 levels, apparently taking cue from Premier’s assurance on reinvigorating private sector.

Qatar's retail sector gets a huge boost from QSF and Eid breaks amid blockade

Qatar's retail sector gets a huge boost from QSF and Eid breaks amid blockade

Qatar’s retail sector has substantially benefited from the recently concluded Qatar Summer Festival (QSF) 2017 and the Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha holidays, attracting a large number of shoppers ...