James Thompson

Articles by James Thompson


  • Holiday Sales Soared in Britain
    Sales grew 4.2% in December, their best showing since 2001, but retailers warn that the Christmas bonanza could be a short step on a slow road to recovery
  • New London Olympics Mall takes Shape
    Westfield is building a $2.4 billion shopping center near the site of the 2012 Olympics. M&S, Waitrose, John Lewis, and maybe Primark are now on board
  • British Retail Weathers Stormy 2009
    From the collapse of Woolworths, Baugur, and Borders UK to successions at M&S and Primark, British retailers had a wild and difficult year
  • Cadbury and Kraft Trade Barbs
    A day after the British candy maker laid into Kraft's hostile bid, the American food giant defended its offer price and questioned Cadbury's rosier targets
  • London Retail Posts Big November Gains
    Mild weather, big discounts, and the weak pound help lift retail sales in Britain's capital to a three year high, but results were weaker around…




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