Sears Canada undertakes major restructuring plan The department store chain has filed for protection from creditors as it aims to implement a long-term strategy focused on selling discounted designer labels and low-priced apparel under the Sears brand. Read more.

Footwear retailer Brantano puts intellectual property assets up for sale The move comes after Brantano went into administration in March. "Brantano is highly recognised and, as a result, a very valuable brand," said Morven Fraser of Metis Partners, which is bringing the assets to market. Read more.

Hobbycraft grows full-year sales by 4.3% to £158.3m The hobby and crafting specialist saw online sales rise by 29% during the year to 19th February. EBITDA fell 29% to £7.7m due to investment in its online platform "combined with unfavourable foreign exchange movements". Read more.

Sainsbury’s signs up Crussh juice bars as its latest concession partner The first Crussh concession has opened in Sainsbury's Pimlico store as it looks to fill excess space. The retailer has already introduced Argos and Habitat concessions into some of its stores, as well as 17 Sushi Gourmet counters. Read more.

Jack Wills grows airport presence with new Gatwick store launch The north terminal store stocks both menswear and womenswear with a focus on travel apparel. Jack Wills founder and CEO Peter Williams said: "Our airport stores are some of the most important among our portfolio." Read more.

The Co-op sees membership surge by 700,000 in a year The business attributed the surge to "political shocks" and declining consumer confidence as shoppers search for discounts. Co-op members, which now total 13.6 million people, receive a 5% reward on every own brand purchase. Read more.