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    1. August 23, 2016

      Supermarkets enjoy summer sales boost

      Sales at British supermarkets rose 1.1 per cent in August, reversing the 1.1 per cent decline registered in July,...

    2. Fast FT

      August 23, 2016

      Asda still suffering, but ice cream boosts UK supermarkets

      Brits still had a taste for ice cream during the country’s blink-and-you’ll-miss-it summer, and that has helped the...

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    1. Fast FT

      August 23, 2016

      Asda offloads loss-making photo business to Photo-Me

      Say cheese. Asda, the under pressure supermarket chain that is struggling to stem declining sales, has sold its...

    2. August 18, 2016

      Asda posts its worst quarterly sales fall

      UK supermarket group Asda reported its worst decline in quarterly sales on record on Thursday, as the Walmart-owned...

    3. Fast FT

      August 18, 2016

      Asda continues to suffer as Q2 sales drop 7.5%

      Asda, Britain’s third biggest supermarket, suffered its steepest quarterly sales decline on record in the second...

    4. Fast FT

      July 26, 2016

      UK grocery sales sluggish but Brexit yet to impact

      Sluggish sales growth for UK supermarkets continued in the three months to July 17 but the Brexit vote has yet to have...

    5. July 8, 2016

      UK food retail: it Asda happen

      In the last few months, an uneasy truce has descended upon a UK food retail sector worn down by attritional price wars....

    6. Fast FT

      June 28, 2016

      UK grocery sales fall for first time since January

      Food price wars are continuing to play havoc with sales at Britain’s biggest supermarkets. Sales in the UK grocery...

    7. June 13, 2016

      Asda chief Andy Clarke replaced by Walmart China head

      Asda chief executive Andy Clarke is to step down after more than 20 years at the UK supermarket chain, in a management...

    8. Fast FT

      June 13, 2016

      Asda chief executive Andy Clarke to step down

      Asda chief executive Andy Clarke is stepping down next month, the struggling UK supermarket chain’s parent company,...

    9. Fast FT

      June 9, 2016

      Opening Quote: Amazon; plastic fantastic

      Amazon is getting fresh with a UK grocery delivery service, RPC is buying British Polythene, Glencore has made a $625m...

    10. FT Alphaville

      June 9, 2016

      FT Opening Quote

      Amazon is getting fresh with a UK grocery delivery service, RPC is buying British Polythene, Glencore has made a $625m...

    11. Fast FT

      June 6, 2016

      Asda taps incoming COO as next CEO

      Asda’s incoming chief operating officer is not set to start his new job until October, but he has already been tapped...

    12. June 3, 2016

      Supermarkets in retreat on Asda war signal

      Tesco and J Sainsbury slumped on Friday after investors were given the clearest signal yet that Asda is planning to...

    13. Fast FT

      June 1, 2016

      Britons splitting food shop between retailers

      Britain’s big four supermarket chains may still be suffering from falling sales but there could be a vague glimmer of...

    14. May 19, 2016

      Asda price cuts fail to stem sliding sales

      UK supermarket Asda posted its seventh consecutive quarter of declining sales on Thursday, as the Walmart-owned chain...

    15. Fast FT

      May 19, 2016

      Asda racks up seventh quarter of falling sales

      Life is not getting any easier for Asda, the UK supermarket chain owned by Walmart, as it posted its seventh...

    16. May 6, 2016

      Asda the wild card in UK supermarket price war

      Just when you might have detected signs of a truce in the supermarket price wars, with J Sainsbury struggling to keep...

    17. April 27, 2016

      Competition watchdog singles out Asda in supermarket price war

      The UK competition watchdog fired a warning shot to British retailers on Wednesday after it singled out Asda for using...

    18. Fast FT

      April 27, 2016

      Asda changes policies after 'super-complaint' on promotions

      British supermarket Asda has agreed to change its pricing policies after the consumer group Which? raised red flags...

    19. Fast FT

      April 5, 2016

      Co-operative Food a surprise winner over Easter - Kantar

      Britons’ love of Easter eggs helped the UK’s under pressure supermarket chains to increase sales by 1.1 per cent over...

    20. Fast FT

      March 30, 2016

      Bonmarché appoints new CEO from Asda

      The bargain fashion retailer Bonmarché will replace its outgoing chief executive Beth Butterwick with Helen Connolly,...

    21. February 23, 2016

      The public wants to know where companies stand on Brexit

      The most striking thing about the letter in support of the UK’s membership of the EU, organised by Downing Street, is...

    22. Fast FT

      February 19, 2016

      Moss Bros poaches new CFO from CharlesTyrwhitt

      Moss Bros, the veteran menswear brand once better known for wedding suit hire, has poached its new group finance...

    23. February 18, 2016

      Asda suffers steepest quarterly fall in sales

      Asda, the Walmart-owned supermarket chain, reported its steepest quarterly fall in sales, as discount operators opened...

    24. Fast FT

      February 18, 2016

      Asda: sales improvement 'won't come overnight'

      Asda is trying to put a brave face on a painful 5.8 per cent slump in same stores sales during the 13 weeks to January...

    25. Fast FT

      February 18, 2016

      Walmart cuts sales forecast as dollar takes toll

      Walmart has cut its sales forecast for this year, pinning the blame on a strong dollar even as its US business shows...

    26. Fast FT

      February 11, 2016

      Sainsbury's scraps 'multi-buy' offers

      Sainsbury’s is waving goodbye to “bogof” (buy one get one free) and other multi-buy promotions. The UK’s second biggest...

    27. Fast FT

      February 9, 2016

      UK grocery market ekes out growth at start of 2016

      A small glimmer of hope for food retailers in the UK, which have been waging a seemingly never-ending price war to...

    28. January 12, 2016

      Aldi and Lidl deliver blow to rivals securing Christmas increase

      Aldi’s sales growth over Christmas failed to exceed the rate at which it has been opening new stores, leading analysts...

    29. Fast FT

      January 6, 2016

      Card Factory poaches new boss from B&M

      Card Factory has poached B&M’s chief operating officer to replace Richard Hayes, who is retiring after seven years at...

    30. January 4, 2016

      Oil prices have rollercoaster ride as Saudi Arabia cuts ties with Iran

      Oil prices swung violently on the first trading day of 2016 as traders weighed weak economic data from China and...

    31. December 23, 2015

      Nesquik ad banned over ‘great start to the day’ claim

      A cartoon bunny advertising Nesquik hot chocolate had the spring taken out of its step on Wednesday when Nestlé, the...

    32. Fast FT

      December 21, 2015

      UK retail sales disappoint in December

      First of all the good news: A majority of UK retailers surveyed by business lobby group the CBI have reported an uplift...

    33. December 18, 2015

      Hard to ignore plight of the Big Four supermarkets

      At 8am the car park at Lidl is already starting to fill up. It’s impossible to say whether all the shoppers have...

    34. December 16, 2015

      Lord Livingston joins Dixons Carphone

      Dixons Carphone has appointed former BT boss Lord Livingston as its deputy chairman as profits at the merged mobile and...

    35. November 27, 2015

      Black Friday online spending surges as consumers shun high street

      It was a slow start to the Black Friday promotional push for UK retailers after the expected early stampede for...

    36. November 17, 2015

      Asda sales slide amid rise of discounters

      Asda is feeling the pressure of the supermarket price war after it reported a further slide in sales as data showed...

    37. November 10, 2015

      UK retailers spurn Black Friday

      British retailers are attempting to scale back Black Friday offers after the US import disrupted last year’s Christmas...

    38. October 26, 2015

      Sainsbury’s attacks Sunday trading shake-up

      The chief executive of one of Britain’s biggest supermarkets has attacked plans to shake up the rules on Sunday...

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