Online sales were up again in the UK during July, which is hardly surprising news. But given how tough times have been for the fashion sector its was encouraging to see that fashion did particularly well.
UK retail growth slowed as expected in July after a strong second quarter, as shoppers cut back on purchases of most goods other than food, adding to worries about a fall in consumer demand caused by higher inflation.
Oscar winner Emma Stone ousted Jennifer Lawrence to claim the top spot on Forbes' 2017 list of the world's highest-paid actresses despite Lawrence continuing to earn big from her Dior endorsement deal.
Kingfisher, Europe's largest home improvement retailer, reported another fall in quarterly sales Thursday, hurt by a slowdown at B&Q in the UK, weak sales in France and continued disruption from its restructuring plan.