Issue 203 : March 4th 2014
Japanese fast fashion giant Fast Retailing is considering a bid for US fashion retailer J Crew.
The deal would provide the Uniqlo owner with an important bridgehead into the US but any deal looks set to come at a hefty price.
The Turkish retail sector is striving to continue with business as usual but the latest announcement from Tesco has highlighted the lack of foreign success in the country.
While most Turkish cities have not been impacted by the disturbances in Istanbul, a number of international retailers have exited what should arguably be the most promising market in Europe.
Dutch group Wereldhave has reached agreement with Van der Vorm Vastgoed on the acquisition of its part of shopping centre Koperwiek in Capelle aan den IJssel, The Netherlands.
The deal gives Wereldhave complete ownership of the scheme.