UK supermarkets giant Asda has this month opened the largest refill store in the country in York. The superstore stocks 100 branded and own-brand products sold in loose and unpackaged format in a huge 18-bay refill zone.
Procter & Gamble Co reported fourth-quarter sales on Friday that beat analysts' estimates, but warned that rising commodity and freight costs would take a $1.9 billion bite out of its earnings this year.
Australian retailers enjoyed their best sales in February since late-2017 in a boon to economic growth in the first quarter, signalling surprising resilience in household consumption and sending the local dollar higher.
Department store David Jones said on Thursday its Chief Executive Officer David Thomas had resigned and that Ian Moir, the CEO of its South African parent Woolworths Holdings would help run the business in the interim.