HMV owner acquires US music outlet Doug Putman, who bought HMV out of administration in early 2019, has acquired For Your Entertainment (FYE) for £7.6m. FYE has over 200 stores and 2,500 employees across the US. Read more.

M&S renews its kidswear range As part of the retailer's ongoing transformation of its clothing department, its kidswear lines are being redesigned to focus less on 'special occasion' and more on 'everyday style'. Read more.

Annual revenue up at Intersport The sportswear and equipment retailer Intersport International has posted a 3.2% revenue uplift for 2019, with sales reaching €12.3bn. According to the company, the results are thanks to a renewed focus on product improvement and brand partnerships. Read more.

Positive Christmas at Hotel Chocolat Sales at the chocolate chain rose by 11% in the 13 weeks to December 29. The company has reported that it opened nine new UK sites in the last six months, and plans to transform its supply chain to cope with demand. Read more.

Wolf & Badger online sales soar 59% According to reports, the fashion retailer is expected to announce an overall revenue growth of 80% in 2019, thanks to strong digital sales, a successful Kings Cross store opening and the refurbishment of its New York City location. Read more.

Boots to roll out more beauty halls into stores The health and beauty retailer has announced plans to launch beauty halls across 60 more of its stores this year. Last year Boots introduced the format to 29 of its sites - replacing traditional beauty counters with open furniture and trend-led zones. Read more.