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    1. December 19, 2014

      Price war delivers Christmas present for UK food shoppers

      Shoppers are likely to find it easier to put dinner on the table for their families this Christmas. After five years of...

    2. December 8, 2014

      Black Friday kicks off wave of discounting for UK stores

      Discounting has been stepped up on the UK high street, in the wake of the busiest Black Friday in the country’s retailing...

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    1. November 28, 2014

      Early jingling of tills rings hollow on Black Friday

      Asda’s Black Friday sale in Wembley, London, was 10 months in the planning. Extra TVs, toys and tablets had been bought...

    2. November 28, 2014

      UK opens door to Black Friday shopping mayhem

      I hate shopping. My kids used to beg me not to take them to the supermarket because I became so grouchy when I couldn’t find...

    3. FT Photo Diary

      November 28, 2014

      Black Friday scuffle

      Shoppers wrestle over a television as they compete to buy items on “Black Friday” at an Asda superstore in Wembley, north...

    4. November 28, 2014

      Video gallery: Scenes of Black Friday mayhem

      Queues at Asda in north London on Black Friday dissolved into scenes of mayhem and scrums as consumers scrambled to win...

    5. November 26, 2014

      Large UK supermarkets ‘uneconomic’, warns property chief

      The growth of online grocery shopping is set to hit the value of large supermarkets, a veteran property industry investor...

    6. November 21, 2014

      Supermarkets learn the lesson of galloping heffalumps

      The knives are out for shares in Britain’s leading supermarkets. Data this week showed the first fall in total grocery sales...

    7. November 13, 2014

      Asda sales fall amid price war

      Underlying sales at Asda have gone backwards, as the grocery price war has taken its toll on what has been the best...

    8. November 6, 2014

      Supermarkets cut petrol prices after chancellor’s criticism

      Leading petrol retailers have responded to exhortations from the government to pass on recent falls in the cost of crude oil...

    9. October 14, 2014

      Business loses out by neglecting dementia pound

      When drivers at Mainline Sevens, a Salford taxi company, received pick-up requests from an elderly customer in the early...

    10. October 2, 2014

      Morrison ups the supermarket price war ante with Aldi and Lidl

      Wm Morrison has stepped up the fight against Aldi and Lidl, introducing a new loyalty card and a price-matching scheme that...

    11. September 19, 2014

      Asda pledges same prices from Perth to Portsmouth

      Shoppers in Perth will continue to pay the same price as those in Portsmouth pledged Asda, the British retail group that is...

    12. August 29, 2014

      Supermarkets dominate in school uniform price war

      Supermarkets are selling school sweatshirts for as little as £2 as they battle for a bigger share of the UK’s £1.4bn “back...

    13. August 27, 2014

      Tesco sales down 4% as it struggles to fend off German discount stores

      Tesco’s wounds from the supermarket price war deepened on Wednesday after industry figures showed a 4 per cent fall in...

    14. August 19, 2014

      Inflation fall reduces chance of UK rate rise

      Sterling dropped on Tuesday to its lowest level in more than four months as weaker than expected UK inflation figures...

    15. August 14, 2014

      Asda overtakes Marks and Spencer in clothing market

      Asda has overtaken Marks and Spencer to become Britain’s second-biggest clothing retailer by volume, as the UK arm of...

    16. August 1, 2014

      Free coffee set to hit Waitrose profits

      Waitrose’s strategy of cutting some prices and offering free coffee and newspapers to loyalty card holders has contributed...

    17. July 20, 2014

      Britain risks a ‘supply chain crisis’

      British businesses have poor knowledge of where their products were sourced from and how they were made, making it likely...

    18. July 18, 2014

      Retailers defy heatwave to unwrap Christmas in July

      Snow is falling on to a large, sloping roof light above Andy Street, managing director of John Lewis. As the drift deepens,...

    19. June 4, 2014

      Supermarket competition keeps shop prices on downward trend

      Prices in the UK’s shops fell for the 13th month in succession in May, as competition between supermarkets showed no sign of...

    20. May 29, 2014

      Britain still a target for US groups

      Hewlett-Packard’s $11bn acquisition of Autonomy may not seem to be a likely advertisement for US takeovers of UK companies,...

    21. May 8, 2014

      Tesco steps up hard discounter offensive

      Tesco has stepped up its offensive against the hard discounters and pound stores, dedicating aisles in its stores to...

    22. May 8, 2014

      Morrison sales show little gains from price cuts

      Dalton Philips, chief executive of Wm Morrison, says the supermarket’s offer of savings on 1,200 products represents “big,...

    23. May 7, 2014

      Justin King bows out of Sainsbury with 5.3% profit rise

      J Sainsbury insisted it could withstand the escalating price war in the grocery sector as it announced a 5.3 per cent...

    24. April 30, 2014

      Shoppers turn to Argos’s digital catalogue

      Home Retail Group will expand its “digital” concept stores – where iPads have replaced its catalogues – as the Argos-owner...

    25. April 22, 2014

      Tesco fires fresh salvo in grocery price battle

      Tesco has ratcheted up its price campaign, paring the cost of online delivery, and announcing a fresh wave of price cuts on...

    26. April 21, 2014

      ‘Click and collect’ poised to overtake home delivery

      Demand for goods ordered online but collected in stores could soon be growing at a faster rate than home delivery ordering,...

    27. April 21, 2014

      Walmart’s English experiment

      It is hard to imagine that the corner of a car park on the outskirts of Leeds could help determine the future of Walmart,...

    28. April 7, 2014

      Asda to create up to 12,000 jobs over next five years

      Supermarket chain Asda is to expand in the south and southeast of the UK, where it currently has few stores, creating up to...

    29. March 18, 2014

      Price wars threaten to reshape landscape of supermarkets

      When Wm Morrison announced that it would invest £1bn cutting prices over the next three years, it threatened to turn the...

    30. March 18, 2014

      Sainsbury shows size of challenge for supermarkets

      Concerns over the fortunes of Britain’s biggest supermarkets intensified after J Sainsbury reported its first fall in...

    31. February 20, 2014

      Supermarket chain Asda urges caution over extent of UK recovery

      The green shoots of recovery in London and the southeast are not being felt across large parts of the UK, the supermarket...

    32. February 10, 2014

      Pace jumps on ‘hidden gem’ hopes

      Nine months after Pace named former Asda boss Allan Leighton as chairman, shares in the set-top box maker had slumped 80 per...

    33. February 4, 2014

      Retailers review Scottish pricing ahead of independence vote

      When supermarket bosses last year warned of rising prices in Scotland in the event of a “yes” vote in this year’s...

    34. January 31, 2014

      Crate expectations

      In the past few years there has been a huge structural change in how wine is delivered to those who drink it. The UK, for...

    35. January 29, 2014

      King checks out with Sainsbury on a high

      When Justin King hangs up his grocer’s apron in July, the chief executive of J Sainsbury will have completed an almost...

    36. January 29, 2014

      Sainsbury picks insider Coupe to succeed Justin King

      The rise of Mike Coupe to the top job at J Sainsbury comes after a three decade career in retail – and a scrap with Tesco...

    37. January 9, 2014

      Scotland to end supermarket tax on alcohol and tobacco

      Scotland will scrap a special levy on large shops that sell tobacco and alcohol, a move that has been welcomed by big...

    38. January 8, 2014

      Festive boost for Co-op and Nisa stores

      Convenience stores appeared to be the big winners of the Christmas and the new year period as the Co-operative Group and...

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