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    1. May 6, 2015

      UK supermarkets: the battle and the war

      Anyone with a queasy stomach, look away now. The battlefield of the 2014 UK supermarket price war was not a pretty sight. J...

    2. April 12, 2015

      Asda kicks off hunt for new chief operating officer

      Asda has kicked off the hunt for a chief operating officer to bolster its board and eventually succeed chief executive Andy...

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    1. February 20, 2015

      Walmart looks to Asda for inspiration

      Walmart’s decision to spend $1bn to boost the wages of 500,000 low-paid workers brings their pay more into line with that of...

    2. February 19, 2015

      Asda chief Andy Clarke warns of more turmoil for supermarkets

      The British grocery sector is set for two more years of turmoil, the chief executive of Asda warned, as the UK arm of US...

    3. February 19, 2015

      Allan Leighton vows to end Co-op’s ‘underdog’ status

      Allan Leighton, the retail turnround specialist, has vowed to take the Co-operative Group “back to the future” as its first...

    4. February 17, 2015

      Tesco appoints former Dixons head Allan as chairman

      Tesco has appointed John Allan, the former chairman of Dixons, as its new chairman, despite some big shareholders pushing...

    5. January 25, 2015

      Sir Philip Green puts lossmaking BHS up for sale

      Sir Philip Green has put his struggling BHS department store chain up for sale. The retail entrepreneur said he had received...

    6. January 16, 2015

      Tesco, Sainsbury and Morrison face up to fresh challenges

      Supermarkets and their challenges The mainstream supermarkets are all on the ropes. They have been battered by the advance...

    7. January 13, 2015

      Morrison fights to reverse customer drift

      Dalton Philips says he thinks he “got more right than wrong” in his five-year tenure as chief executive of Wm Morrison. The...

    8. January 6, 2015

      Supermarket price war to intensify as Tesco readies cuts

      The supermarket price war is set to intensify, with Tesco expected to announce significant cuts on Thursday and Asda pumping...

    9. January 1, 2015

      UK supermarkets store up problems with too much space

      Britain’s biggest grocers have a bad case of indigestion. For the past decade, the big four supermarkets — Tesco, Asda, J...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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,...

    30. 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...

    31. 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,...

    32. 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...

    33. 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,...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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,...

    38. 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,...

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