Tesco set to report loss of up to £5bn

Raft of write-offs and charges in full-year results

Vinyl and pies mash-up is retail hit

Record stores seek niche to attract new wave of customers

Wm Morrison recruits 5,000 staff but cuts 720 in head office

Supermarket to cut 720 roles in head office

Debenhams to increase third-party shops

Results beat market expectations and take pressure off chief

Zalando posts best first quarter

Shopping website on tech staff hiring spree

SNP confronts Labour big beast in his den

Polls suggest Brown’s former constituency may fall to Nationalists

Mothercare crawls back to health in UK

Fourth consecutive quarter of like-for-like sales growth

Unilever declares ‘good start’ to year

Multinational reports signs of turnround in key emerging markets

Mothercare at the Whitgift Centre in East Croyden. Picture by David Parry/FT

Mothercare crawling back to health in UK

Retailer’s efforts to protect margins fuelling turnround

JD Sport shop on Oxford Street, London.JJB Sport, Enfield.

JD Sports lifts dividend on profit surge

Retailer reduces losses at Blacks and Millets outdoor brands

JD.com in cross-border fight with Alibaba

Portal to bring foreign brands to Chinese middle class

Burberry looks to US to offset HK decline

Retail space limits luxury group’s ability to grow in Japan

Tesco jettisons corporate jet fleet

Retailer’s ownership of five aircraft sparked shareholder protest

Ashley’s holding company doubles profits

Businessman gains from sale of Sports Direct shares

Poundland sales pass £1bn mark

Competition watchdog poised to rule on 99p Stores takeover

Alibaba bows to US pressure on fake goods

Chinese group vows to crack down on prevalence of counterfeits

Uncomfortable position of non-exec chairs

Non-executive character of chairing a financial institution

Change at the top comes with a cost

Research shows that even planned appointments of CEOs hit total shareholder returns

Study says low wages cost US $153bn a year

More than half of all fast-food workers rely on public assistance

Tesco shares fall on writedown fears

Property impairment charge at supermarket ‘could hit £3bn-£4bn’

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