John Lewis continued to struggle with slowing sales in the latest week. On Tuesday the department stores and e-tail firm said that sales for the seven days to January 13 fell 3.8% year-on-year to £85.7 million.
Amazon and Google both deeply discounted their virtual assistant speakers over the holiday season in their ongoing bid to dominate home shopping, a sharply different strategy from Apple's upcoming pricey HomePod speaker.
The budget commission of Italy’s lower house approved on Tuesday a measure obliging companies to pay a 3 percent levy on some internet transactions in a move aimed at bypassing EU tax rules that benefit large tech firms.
With coed shows on the rise and certain labels quitting the city, New York's provisional menswear show schedule, published by the Council of Fashion Designers of America, looks very different this season.
EU state aid regulators will investigate whether Ikea's tax arrangement with Dutch tax authorities helped cut its tax bill, the latest crackdown on unfair tax deals between multinationals and EU countries.
Online shopping has its limits and physical stores will never go out of fashion, says the CEO of Unibail-Rodamco which is betting $16 billion (£12 billion) on buying Westfield to create a global mall giant.