[WASHINGTON] US job growth slowed more than expected in December amid a decline in retail employment, but a pick-up in monthly wage gains pointed to labor market strength that could pave the way for...

[NEW YORK] Americans shopped with greater gusto at malls and online this holiday season amid a strong labour market and cold winter weather, retail sales experts said Tuesday.

WITH holiday shopping in full swing, Sears decided it was time to host a "grand reopening" for its department store at Fair Oaks Mall in Northern Virginia, complete with magic shows,...

[HONG KONG]Tencent Holdings Ltd. will acquire a stake in Chinese supermarket chain Yonghui Superstores Co. for about 4.22 billion yuan (US$638 million), a rare incursion into a physical retail arena...

AT first glance, Lauren Santo Domingo may not strike you as an empire builder. A former Vogue editor and glossy blond socialite, she is married to the heir of a Colombian beer fortune and has a slew...

[SYDNEY] Amazon.com Inc's Australian arm took its first orders on Tuesday, ending the suspense over its opening date and sending retail stocks higher amid complaints of limited product range and...

[SYDNEY] US internet giant Amazon launched in Australia on Tuesday in time for Christmas, with retailers scrambling to cut costs and boost their online offerings as they brace for an expected shake-...

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ALTHOUGH Singapore shoppers are no stranger to retail fever over Black Friday sales in the United States or Singles' Day in China, local retailers are also joining in, with a growing number...

ORCHARD ROAD will be doing a month-long trial of a pedestrian "scramble crossing" like that in Tokyo's Shibuya district starting from Dec 16, in a bid to make the precinct more...

WEST HARDFORD] US shoppers had splurged more than US$1.52 billion online by Thanksgiving evening, and more bargain hunters turned up at stores this year after two weak holiday seasons as retailers...