7 days in retail – 3 September 2021

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

  1. Amazon launches Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) service; credit where credit is due
  2. JoJo Maman Bebe hikes prices for first time in 5 years due to supply chain shortages
  3. Asda owners plan to roll out 300 petrol station stores
  4. Next boss hits out at ‘insane’ policy blocking temporary foreign lorry drivers
  5. Marks & Spencer pulls suits from half its stores as demand slumps
  6. Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Ocado, M&S shares jump by £8bn as buyout frenzy continues
  7. Asos investor, T Rowe Price, becomes major shareholder in Boohoo

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