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Putting the buzzwords in perspective

Global retailing under microscope at IGD

Ethical consumerism, the growth of the Internet, emerging markets and the threat private equity takeovers represent to retailers were among the wide range of issues discussed at the IGD Global Retailing Conference in London last...

GLOBAL: All retail giants vulnerable to private equity, says analyst

GLOBAL: All retail giants vulnerable to private equity, says analyst

A top industry analyst has warned that all of the world’s retail giants are vulnerable to bids from the cash-laden private equity sector. Andrew Fowler, managing director at Merrill Lynch and a 20-year veteran of the retail sector, sounded the warning amid growing private equity interest in retailers.