Games Workshop sees predicted rise in first-half sales and profit Much in line with expectations, for the six month period to 2 December sales rose by 14% to £124m and operating profit increased by 6% to reach £41m. The Nottingham-based fantasy games retailer makes 75% of its revenues overseas. Read more.

Amazon to open a cashier-free store in London The company opened its first Go store in Seattle in January and two more outlets have followed, as well as three in Chicago and one in San Francisco. The retail giant has plans to open 3,000 cashier-free store over the next three years. Read more.

Sales rise at Big Lots The American retailer saw same-store sales rise for a second consecutive quarter by 3.4%, compared with the company’s guidance of a 2% to 4% increase. Net sales rose to $1.15bn, up 3.6% from $1.11bn during the same period a year earlier. Read more.

Walmart to roll out a collection robot cleaners Walmart will roll out 360 robotic cleaners across its US stores that will clean and collect data about peak shopping hours and empty shelves. The use of sensors means the robots will be able to operate in crowded stores. Read more.

Homebase and flooring retailer Tapi team up to launch concessions The partnership will give Homebase customers access to a wider range of flooring products. Tapi has been rapidly expanding and aims to operate 111 stores by the end of the calendar year. Read more.

UK brand Apricot will open first US store in Boston The store will be located in Boston's largest shopping centre, Natick Mall. The fashion retailer has 800 concessions and stockists in Germany, Austria, The Netherlands, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Italy, Luxembourg, US and Canada. Read more.