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      May 4, 2016

      Sainsbury's: Market will be tough 'for foreseeable future'

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    2. April 27, 2016

      Argos owner Home Retail Group hit by impairment charge

      Home Retail Group posted a hefty loss for its full year, as a large one-off impairment charge weighed on the owner of...

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    1. Fast FT

      April 27, 2016

      Home Retail Group pushed to loss by impairment hit

      In one of its last earnings reports as an independent company, Argos owner Home Retail Group said it was pushed to a...

    2. Fast FT

      April 1, 2016

      Home Retail accepts £1.2bn Sainsbury's offer

      The board of Home Retail has formally recommended a takeover offer from Sainsbury’s, which values the company at £1.2bn...

    3. FT Alphaville

      March 21, 2016

      Markets Live: Monday, 21st March, 2016

      This Markets Live session ended at 12:02 on 21 Mar 2016. Participants in this session were: Paul Murphy and Bryce...

    4. Fast FT

      March 21, 2016

      Fnac's shares off colour as it 'considers its position' over Darty

      Shares in Fnac, the French consumer electronics and book retailer, are falling more than 2 per cent despite it trying...

    5. March 18, 2016

      Sainsbury takes pole position for Home Retail Group

      J Sainsbury tightened its grasp on Home Retail Group on Friday after rival bidder Steinhoff abandoned its pursuit of...

    6. March 18, 2016

      Steinhoff prefers £673m Darty deal to HRG

      Darty, the French white-goods retailer listed in London, has accepted an all-cash offer from Steinhoff International’s...

    7. Fast FT

      March 18, 2016

      Sainsbury lifts costs savings from Home Retail bid

      Sainsbury’s expects to wring far more cost savings from a possible takeover of Home Retail Group, which it’s now in...

    8. Fast FT

      March 18, 2016

      Steinhoff drops Home Retail bid; buys Darty

      Steinhoff, the South African retailer that was competing with Sainsbury to buy Home Retail Group, the owner of Argos,...

    9. Fast FT

      March 17, 2016

      Takeover Panel clarifies bid deadlines for Home Retail

      UK supermarket chain Sainsbury’s and South African retail conglomerate Steinhoff have been released from their...

    10. March 15, 2016

      Sainsbury and Ocado boosted by online shopping

      J Sainsbury reported like-for-like sales growth for the first time in two years but still struck a cautious tone about...

    11. Fast FT

      March 15, 2016

      Opening Quote: Sainsbury; Avon calling; 'Fags'; nags

      Sainsbury is showing really rather skinny signs of improvement as its £1.3bn deal to acquire Home Retail Group looms....

    12. FT Alphaville

      March 15, 2016

      FT Opening Quote - Sainsbury's skinny recovery

      Sainsbury is showing really rather skinny signs of improvement as its £1.3bn deal to acquire Home Retail Group looms....

    13. Fast FT

      March 15, 2016

      Sainsbury's improves sales by 0.1% in Q4

      Sainsbury’s has succeeded in improving like for like sales by 0.1 per cent in its fourth quarter, although the rates of...

    14. Fast FT

      March 10, 2016

      Home Retail: 2015 has been 'rather eventful period'

      Another “rather eventful period” is how John Walden, chief executive of Argos-owner Home Retail summed up 2015, after...

    15. March 1, 2016

      Supermarkets target boost from click-and-collect deals

      Rock bottom prices alone no longer cut it. Britain’s biggest grocers are being forced to try new tactics to hold on to...

    16. February 22, 2016

      Steinhoff propels Home Retail stock higher

      J Sainsbury has been given three additional weeks to come up with a firm offer for Home Retail Group, whose shares rose...

    17. Fast FT

      February 22, 2016

      Sainsbury has until March 18 on Home Retail offer

      UK supermarket chain J Sainsbury has been granted more time from a UK regulator to decide whether to make a firm offer...

    18. Fast FT

      February 22, 2016

      Home Retail up 12.6% on Steinhoff vs Sainsbury

      Shares in Home Retail Group have leapt 12.6 per cent this morning with Sainsbury’s and South Africa-based retailer...

    19. February 19, 2016

      Suitors chase Argos’s logistics expertise

      If J Sainsbury tables a firm bid for Argos owner Home Retail Group by Tuesday’s deadline, at least one member of its...

    20. February 19, 2016

      Home Retail receives rival bid from South Africa’s Steinhoff

      Steinhoff, the South Africa-based retailer, opened a bidding war for Home Retail Group with a proposed all-cash offer...

    21. Fast FT

      February 19, 2016

      Steinhoff makes approach to Home Retail Group

      South African retailer Steinhoff has made an approach to Home Retail Group, the UK chain that owns Argos and Homebase...

    22. 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...

    23. February 3, 2016

      Superdrug to review policy amid furore over ‘sexist pricing’

      Superdrug is to join high street rival Boots with a review of “sexist pricing” in its stores after it said it would...

    24. Fast FT

      February 3, 2016

      Old Mutual backs Sainsbury's Home Retail bid

      One of the leading investors in Home Retail Group has backed a cash and shares offer from supermarket giant Sainsbury’s...

    25. February 2, 2016

      Sainsbury’s finds novel way to fund Home Retail deal

      J Sainsbury is relying on a piece of financial engineering not immediately associated with a grocer to fund its...

    26. February 2, 2016

      Sainsbury’s strikes deal to buy Home Retail Group

      J Sainsbury has reached a £1.3bn deal to buy Home Retail Group, betting that the owner of the Argos chain will...

    27. February 2, 2016

      Ocado looks set to be overtaken in race to deliver on promises

      The timing of J Sainsbury’s deal to buy Home Retail could not be worse for online rival upstart Ocado. The Hatfield...

    28. Fast FT

      February 2, 2016

      Opening Quote: Oil prices take sharp toll on BP

      BP profits have halved due to the slump in oil prices, Sainsbury’s and Home Retail Group say they have a deal, TalkTalk...

    29. FT Alphaville

      February 2, 2016

      FT Opening Quote

      BP profits have halved due to the slump in oil prices, Sainsbury and Home Retail Group say they have a deal, TalkTalk...

    30. Fast FT

      February 2, 2016

      Sainsbury's and Home Retail agree deal

      We have a deal. The boards of Sainsbury’s and Home Retail Group say they have reached an agreement over the financial...

    31. Fast FT

      January 29, 2016

      Home Retail tumbles as Sainsbury's talks stall

      Home Retail Group shares plunged as much as 28 per cent in late morning trading on Friday following a report in the FT...

    32. Fast FT

      January 29, 2016

      Sainsbury's, Home Retail Group talks stall

      Takeover talks between supermarket group J Sainsbury and Home Retail Group, owner of the Argos catalogue business, have...

    33. Fast FT

      January 18, 2016

      Home Retail Group to return £200m to shareholders

      Home Retail Group has pledged to return £200m to shareholders as a result of its disposal of the Homebase DIY chain....

    34. January 14, 2016

      Argos sales dip dents profit expectations at Home Retail Group

      Poor Christmas trading at Argos forced owner Home Retail Group into its second profits downgrade in three months on...

    35. Fast FT

      January 14, 2016

      Home Retail shares jump on plan to sell Homebase

      Home Retail Group shares have jumped 3 per cent in London to £1.54 after it announced it was in advanced talks to sell...

    36. Fast FT

      January 14, 2016

      Home Retail warns profits to be at bottom of forecast

      Home Retail, the UK group that looks increasingly like it will be broken up and sell its businesses to separate...

    37. January 13, 2016

      Home truths expose superficial justification for Sainsbury’s move

      J Sainsbury boss Mike Coupe has justified plans to buy Argos by referring to a daughter who uses her phone “like a...

    38. January 13, 2016

      Home Retail in talks to sell Homebase to Australia’s Wesfarmers

      Home Retail Group, which is being pursued by supermarket chain J Sainsbury, is in advanced talks to sell its DIY chain...

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