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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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,...

  4. 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...

  5. 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,...

  6. 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...

  7. 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,...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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,...

  12. 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,...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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....

  27. 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....

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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