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MPs shine a light on demise of BHS

Inquiry steps back from threat to strip Green of knighthood

Fast-food chains feel bite in the US

Restaurants from Starbucks to KFC wrestle with America’s waning appetite for eating out

A sign stands outside a J Sainsburys Plc store, containing an Argos concession, in Cheam, U.K., on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016. J Sainsbury Plc is considering making an offer for Home Retail Group Plc in a deal that would combine two of the U.K.'s largest retailers and add everything from sofas to suitcases to Sainsbury's line-up. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg
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Sainsbury’s Argos deal given CMA clearance

Competition regulator approves purchase of Home Retail Group

Is Wilmar’s warning a sector harbinger?

Singapore-based agricultural trader cites flooding in Argentina and volatility in soyabean prices

China’s Fosun to pay £45m for Wolves

Tycoon Guo pledges to return team to English Premier League

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AO World: staying in Europe

The battle abroad to convince consumers and suppliers is not yet won

MPs condemn Ashley over working abuses

Damning report dismisses Sports Direct founder’s claims of ignorance

Sports Direct faces MPs’ wrath

Use of outside employment agency under scrutiny by MP committee

Unilever sharpens focus in personal care

Consumer group pressed to find fresh growth as markets slow

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Elliott attacks £71bn SABMiller takeover

US hedge fund adds to investor concerns about payout options

William Hill chief departs abruptly

Henderson steps down amid dissatisfaction with stalling online growth

Beer tie cut in victory for smaller pubs

Tenants win right to buy drink at market prices

Swatch clocks up Brexit boost

Watchmaker confirms profit slump while weak pound spurs UK sales

Imax China: monster screens

Pikachu a sideshow to strong growth outlook

Lindsay Lohan attends the launch party for the Magnum Pleasure Store in London

Consumer groups see promise in start-ups

Unilever, Diageo and Kellogg want access to new ideas without making acquisitions

Unilever detergents Lifebouy, Omo, Sunlight, and Geisah line the shelves of a supermarket
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Focus on personal care propels Unilever

Sales rise but Anglo-Dutch group says consumer demand remains weak

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AO shares jump as retailer expands in Europe

Online electricals seller says it has not been affected by Brexit

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Brexit barometer: economic mood darkens

Growth forecasts revised down as confidence falters

US consumers buoy big lenders’ profits

Retail units’ lending provides lift as default rates near lows

PM to appoint new business tsar

Downing Street to host executives in ‘charm offensive’

Dollar Shaving Club: smooth cut

The valuation is high, but not necessarily outlandish

Cometh the hour, goeth the Man(ny)

London hedge fund group chief executive is heading stateside

How a maverick shook up the razor industry

Maverick approach by founder seen in hit YouTube video has changed the way razors are sold

Burberry launches £100m share buyback

Falling sales have knocked third off luxury brand’s stock since early 2015

Christie's announces its 250th anniversary sale with three highlights: a family portrait by Lucian Freud (1992), left, a portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds and a pivotal example of British Aestheticism from 1864 by Lord Frederic Leighton
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Christie’s first-half art sales disappoint

Auction house eyes small lots and internet to counteract decline

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