Body Shop to get a makeover

The recently completed acquisition of the Body Shop by Natura, a company which is perhaps more aligned with the original values of its founder, could lead to a new take on the '60s catchphrase "Ding Dong Avon Calling!"

Global fans to be targeted with Fanatics’ latest round of funding

Online sports merchandising company Fanatics’ most recent round of funding dwarfs its previous investments, with proceeds being earmarked for increasing its revenue in international markets.

Serial acquiror Mike Ashley of Sports Direct is in the buying Game again

Sports Direct's purchase of a 25 per cent stake in electronic game retailer Game Digital may seem to be outside the company's area of interest on the face of it, but Mike Ashley has made a habit of buying into businesses without any obvious synergies.

Amazon & Whole Foods Market deliver a big surprise

Friday’s announcement that Amazon is to acquire Whole Foods Market will have traditional grocery retail chains watching with interest and some trepidation.

Struggling fashion chains to be offered in a half-price summer sale?

Everyone knows that if you are prepared to wait towards the end of a season you get the latest fashions at a discounted price, and in the case of struggling fashion chains Coast, Oasis and Warehouse, business seems to be imitating life with the reported reduction in price that potential buyer, Edinburgh Woollen Mill (EWM) is considering offering.