Stories from around the Web

Quick news from around the Web...

Topshop closes all five stores in Japan

Online traffic, sales down 7-25% last weekend in Northeast and Midwest due to big snowstorm

Alibaba partners with LendingClub to offer loans to US buyers sourcing products from China

Sony reports massive hack in December cost company $15M

Seventh Generation ends online shopping on its website, redirects consumers to other online and offline retailers

And finally...Retailers are stocking up on "adult" toys in anticipation of the Valentine's Day release of 'Fifty Shades of Grey.' Story