Iceland feels the chill from discounters

Frozen food group says profits under pressure as it changes focus

Master of Wine Isabelle Legeron pours as Antonia Quirke watches at a tasting of natural wines in London
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Wine claims top drink title from beer

Brewers cheer sales rise but warn of tax threat to pubs

week in review

Week in Review, January 31

Apple, McDonald’s, oil majors and Deutsche Bank featured

Document adds to drama of Alibaba fight

Apparent transcript of disputed meeting published then disappears

Sir Ian Cheshire
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Cheshire pulls out of Tesco chairman race

Ex-Kingfisher chief leaves field open for former Dixons executive

Inchcape picks chief as UK car sales rise

Bacardi executive to take wheel at FTSE 250 retailer

Retail spending up as confidence returns

Consumer barometer jumps to highest level since summer

Amazon profit offers relief to investors

Ecommerce group’s investments lift Prime membership by 53%

Argos to open outlets in Sainsbury stores

Supermarket is one of many groups grappling with excess space

New McDonald’s chief faces kitchen heat

Easterbrook must turn round $87bn company confronting tough challenge

Rio Tinto’s Mongolian wrangle

PM’s idea of a referendum by text message will exasperate group

Alibaba: not too big to regulate

Ecommerce group and Chinese authorities are locking horns

McDonald’s flips chief as burgers go cold

New boss Steve Easterbrook is veteran of UK high street restaurant chains

How does Apple top a record quarter?

Company now must live up to its own raised expectations

Shake Shack: Mystery meat

The burgers are tastier than its reporting metrics

H&M more cautious than Ikea on Europe

Top retailers differ over strength of sales recovery

Sofa maker ScS settles back into market

Shares rise on their return to London after 2008 rescue deal

Tesco closures will hit up to 2,000 jobs

Retailer wields axe on 43 stores in bid to cut overheads by 30%

Alibaba denies misleading investors

Chinese regulator says group failed to reveal counterfeits probe

Yahoo: Spin cycle

Yahoo shares have soared. Confidence in its chief may now rise


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