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M&S (MKS) & WH Smith (SMWH): Should you buy these 2 FTSE retail stocks?

 M&S (MKS) & WH Smith (SMWH): Should you buy these 2 FTSE retail stocks?

Highlights Marks and Spencer is considering the closure of select stores in France after the imposition of Brexit border controls and byzantine regulations that caused supply chain issues. Causeway Capital Management increased its stake in WH S...

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Focus on 3 FTSE retailers as self-isolation rules cause severe staff shortages

Focus on 3 FTSE retailers as self-isolation rules cause severe staff shortages

Summary  UK retail firm Marks and Spencer and industry body Confederation of British Industry joined a growing list of firms calling for immediate change in the UK’s self-isolation policy. Retailers are facing major staff shortages d...

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5 FTSE stocks that may get impacted from new face mask rule

5 FTSE stocks that may get impacted from new face mask rule

Though not mandated by law, the government has recommended shoppers wear face masks Monday onwards, when the last of the Covid-related restrictions would be lifted on 19 July. The government has left it to firms to decide what their safety policies...

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Top 5 FTSE retail stocks for July

Top 5 FTSE retail stocks for July

Summary  The UK reported a 13.1% surge in retail sales in June 2021 and for the second quarter of 2021, sales were up by 10.4%, as per the British Retail Consortium. Exceptional growth was possible because of ease in lockdown and higher co...

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Boohoo struggles to keep co-founder away from $100-m US lawsuit

Boohoo struggles to keep co-founder away from $100-m US lawsuit

Summary  The US $100-million lawsuit has accused the online retailer of using fake sales and promotions to mislead shoppers in the US. The lawsuit has been filed by US firms Almadani and AI LawLawyers. If the claims are proven, Boohoo may...

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3 most interesting FTSE 100 retail stocks post covid-19 hit

3 most interesting FTSE 100 retail stocks post covid-19 hit

Summary UK retail sector’s total footfall in June fell by almost 28 per cent from pre-pandemic levels two years ago as shoppers are making more purposeful trips. The retail sector is expected to improve further following the final lockdow...

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Know the 10 biggest retail companies around the world in 2021

Know the 10 biggest retail companies around the world in 2021

  • July 09, 2021 06:41 AM BST
  • Manika

The year 2020 was the best and the worst year for the retail sector. It was the best year as shoppers who were working from home had a new set of needs, especially the need for online shopping. Retailers had to reinvent themselves to develop online...

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Morrisons shares surge 11% after accepting £6.3 billion takeover deal

Morrisons shares surge 11% after accepting £6.3 billion takeover deal

Summary WM Morrisons Supermarkets has agreed to an all-cash takeover offer worth up to £6.3 billion from a group of investors led by Softbank Group owned investment management firm Fortress Investment Group. The takeover deal values Morri...

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Why Gap is shutting down all its stores in the UK and Ireland

Why Gap is shutting down all its stores in the UK and Ireland

Summary Gap Inc, which owns 81 stores in the UK and Ireland, is shutting them all.  The company will undergo a consultation process with its employees.  The move was taken by Gap...

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Why Morrisons rallied despite rejecting an offer from Clayton?

Why Morrisons rallied despite rejecting an offer from Clayton?

Summary UK’s fourth-largest supermarket chain by market share has vetoed an unsolicited takeover bid from a leading private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice. In recent times the many UK based listed companies has come on the i...

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2 Retail Stocks in Focus: Halfords Group Plc and Motorpoint Group Plc

2 Retail Stocks in Focus: Halfords Group Plc and Motorpoint Group Plc

Summary Halfords Group Plc reported a 13.1% rise in revenue in FY21 recommended a dividend of 5p per share. Motorpoint Group Plc revenue for FY 21 witnessed a 29.1% drop. 2020 was a year unlike any other, which severely impacted retail sec...

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