U.S. healthcare conglomerate Johnson & Johnson became the latest company to suspend all digital advertising on Google's YouTube, over concerns that its ads may have appeared on channels that broadcast offensive videos.
There may be concerns about UK retail as Brexit talks loom and shoppers are hit by higher inflation, but international tourist spend appears to be going from strength to strength with tax-free shopping up 55% last month.
UK contemporary brand Whistles and stablemate Phase Eight are continuing their expansion globally with news that Rue Madame Fashion Group (RMFG) has opened flagships for the chains in Hong Kong’s Pacific Place.
So just how bad were Next’s full-year results? Well, they were not great and the outlook was discouraging with the firm talking about a “sectorial shift” as consumers move their spend away from the fashion sector.