7 days in retail – 10 September 2021

7 days in retail – an at-a-glance weekly digest of things happening in the retail sector this week:

  1. Ikea in talks to buy former topshop flagship store for a mere 385m
  2. UK economic growth slows sharply in July
  3. Amazon offers to pay college fees for 750,000 us staff
  4. Costa gives 5% pay rise to some staff and recruits 2,000
  5. Huawei demonstrates commitment to uk retail with new currys pc world partnership to launch flagship smartwatch range
  6. JD Sports circles Missguided for possible takeover bid
  7. Asda owners Issa Brothers consider selling EG Group in 10.8bn deal

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