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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. January 8, 2014

    Fears UK government under influence of drinks industry

    Britain’s drinks industry had “an extraordinary level of access” to the government as it successfully repelled an attempt to...

  11. January 3, 2014

    Mixed Christmas fortunes for UK stores

    Marc Bolland’s leadership of Marks and Spencer will face fresh scrutiny if the retailer disappoints the market with its...

  12. December 20, 2013

    Festive season gets personal for Photobox

    Christmas presents normally come with your name on them. Increasingly, they have your face plastered on them too....

  13. December 17, 2013

    UK high street retailers slash prices in approach to Christmas

    Discounting has stepped up across the UK high street amid mounting concern over trading in the crucial run-up to Christmas....

  14. December 11, 2013

    Former Lloyds executive in the spotlight

    There was a lot of finger-pointing going on Wednesday, as the Financial Conduct Authority unveiled its record £28m fine for...

  15. December 8, 2013

    Independent Scots face higher food bills

    Scottish consumers will pay more for food if they vote for independence in next year’s referendum because Britain’s big...

  16. December 3, 2013

    Asda ratchets up pressure with plan for £200m of price cuts

    Asda is stepping up pressure on Tesco and the other big four supermarkets with £200m of price cuts in 2014. Asda, which vies...

  17. November 19, 2013

    Tesco under pressure as Aldi dents UK supermarket rivals

    Concern is rising about Tesco’s sales performance as Aldi continues to snatch sales from all of the so-called big four...

  18. November 14, 2013

    Squeeze on pay packets checks families’ spending power

    If Britain’s recovery has finally taken hold as Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England pronounced this week, retailers...

  19. November 10, 2013

    Rising UK energy costs seep into food spending

    Supermarkets are seeing a squeeze on spending by the poorest households in Britain as rising utility bills force families to...

  20. October 21, 2013

    Tesco figures suggest UK’s food wastage decreasing

    The figures from Tesco on food wastage would have made Mrs Beeton blush. The Victorian doyenne of good housekeeping would...

  21. October 15, 2013

    Asda gives shoppers ultimate self-portrait

    Victoria Cumberland only popped into the supermarket for a pair of tights, but she came out with a miniature figurine of...

  22. October 14, 2013

    Asda chief Andy Clarke rallies business leaders to HS2 cause

    Business leaders in the north have been urged to rally behind the proposed high speed rail line as attempts to defeat it...

  23. October 3, 2013

    Asda added £1bn in sales to $22.8bn last year

    Asda, the UK arm of Walmart, added £1bn in sales last year, according to accounts filed with Companies House. Britain’s...

  24. October 1, 2013

    Pound shops profit from affluent shoppers

    Tightened belts have led to bulging sales at discount retailers and cheap grocers in the past few years. But even those in...

  25. September 27, 2013

    Tesco apologises for doll after ‘offensive’ Halloween costume

    Tesco has apologised for selling an inflatable “Gay Best Friend” doll on its website just a day after having to apologise...

  26. September 26, 2013

    Asda and Tesco ditch ‘staggeringly offensive’ Halloween costumes

    Asda and Tesco have removed their “mental health patient” and “psycho ward” Halloween costumes after campaigners labelled...

  27. September 24, 2013

    Tesco’s sales growth slowest among its rivals

    Tesco had the slowest rate of sales growth of the big four supermarket chains in the past four weeks, according to Kantar...

  28. September 15, 2013

    Smurfit Kappa foresees paper-based future

    Smurfit Kappa’s version of thinking outside the box involves printing inside a box. The Irish company designs, manufactures...

  29. August 5, 2013

    Singular behaviour

    While working as a marketing executive at Weight Watchers, Sherri Langburt, single at the time, became increasingly...

  30. July 22, 2013

    Fashion retailer Fat Face poised to enter US market

    Fat Face, the casual fashion retailer, is poised to enter the US, after profits rose almost 30 per cent last year. The...

  31. July 19, 2013

    Retailers dream of a bright Christmas

    It may be sweltering outside, but Stephen Smith, marketing director of Asda, is standing in a carpet of fake snow, flanked...

  32. July 16, 2013

    Kate Bostock bounces off from Asos

    The resignation of Kate Bostock from Asos after just over six months illustrates the risk taken by would-be job hoppers. No...

  33. July 9, 2013

    ‘Turnround king’ Archie Norman becomes Lazard London chairman

    Lazard has appointed Archie Norman, the executive known as the “turnround king” for his restructuring of supermarket chain...

  34. July 2, 2013

    Wiggle’s profits ride up on Olympic bounce and global expansion

    The interest in cycling sparked by the Olympics, the shift to online shopping and international expansion all helped Wiggle,...

  35. May 3, 2013

    MasterCard fails to delay action over transaction fees

    MasterCard, which is being sued at the High Court by several high street retailers including Wm Morrison and Asda, has...

  36. May 3, 2013

    Sainsbury to step up small store openings

    J Sainsbury is poised to step up its convenience store openings this year, with the number of its smaller stores overtaking...

  37. May 1, 2013

    M&S reorganises womenswear team to lift sales

    Marks and Spencer is shaking up its womenswear team as it prepares to launch new autumn/winter ranges in an effort to revive...

  38. April 21, 2013

    Asda sees gap in Malta market for George

    Asda will this week open a dedicated clothing store in Malta, taking its George business’s international franchise footprint...

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