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    1. 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...

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      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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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....

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. January 13, 2016

      Sainsbury’s slideshow case for buying Home Retail

      As it unveiled its Christmas trading figures on Wednesday, J Sainsbury also laid out the case for its recent bid for...

    16. Fast FT

      January 13, 2016

      Opening Quote: Sainsbury; Oil; Tullow; VW

      Sainsbury has served a pleasing slice of Christmas trading cake, Neil Woodford’s fund raised more than £800m last year...

    17. FT Alphaville

      January 13, 2016

      FT Opening Quote

      Sainsbury has served a pleasing slice of Christmas trading cake, the bosses of DMGT and John Menzies are stepping down,...

    18. Fast FT

      January 13, 2016

      Sainsbury's still interested in Argos-owner

      J Sainsbury has indicated that it is still interested in buying Home Retail Group despite seeing its offer last...

    19. Fast FT

      January 13, 2016

      Sainsbury’s sales better than forecast

      Sainsbury’s has reported a better than expected performance over Christmas but unlike its other “big four” rival Wm...

    20. Fast FT

      January 13, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: lawmakers debate tough migrant measures

      German and Danish politicians will spend Wednesday examining whether to take a harder line on regulating the lives of...

    21. Fast FT

      January 12, 2016

      Morrisons enjoys good Xmas, closes more stores

      It was a merry Christmas for Wm Morrison, the UK’s fourth biggest supermarket chain. Sales over the festive season...

    22. January 8, 2016

      Grocers cross over to broader selling in fight for survival

      Each time I walk into a Target store, I end up spending at least $150. It does not matter if my shopping list has five...

    23. Fast FT

      January 6, 2016

      Home Retail trims gains but is considered 'in play'

      Shares in Home Retail Group are trimming their gains following yesterday’s sharp rises after J Sainsbury admitted it...

    24. Fast FT

      January 5, 2016

      Home Retail: Sainsbury approach "undervalued" it

      Home Retail Group, the owner of the Argos chain, said that a takeover approach from supermarket J Sainsbury...

    25. FT Alphaville

      January 5, 2016

      Making sense of Argosbury

      A J Sainsbury bear hug on Home Retail Group, the owner of Argos, has proved quite unpopular. News of Sainsbury’s...

    26. January 5, 2016

      Sainsbury’s pursues Home Retail

      J Sainsbury has sought to pre-empt an assault by Amazon on the UK grocery sector by making an approach to buy Home...

    27. Fast FT

      January 5, 2016

      Hedge funds likely stung as Home Retail surges

      The smell of burnt fingers is wafting through Mayfair after the UK supermarket J Sainsbury announced its interest in...

    28. Fast FT

      January 5, 2016

      Sainsbury made approach to Home Retail Group

      UK supermarket chain Sainsbury said that retailer Home Retail Group has spurned a takeover approach it made in...

    29. January 5, 2016

      Argos would be the prize for Sainsbury’s

      Three little pigs set out to seek their fortunes a decade ago, when retail conglomerate Great Universal Stores broke...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. October 22, 2015

      Signs of slowdown for builders’ suppliers

      Conflicting signals from the property market on Thursday allowed creeping doubts about the strength of the UK economic...

    33. October 21, 2015

      Home Retail Group shares tumble on profit warning

      Shares in Home Retail Group tumbled almost 16 per cent on Wednesday after it warned on profits amid concerns over...

    34. October 18, 2015

      Hedge fund performance fees decline sharply

      The income hedge funds receive from performance fees has fallen drastically this year, dropping more in the first half...

    35. October 12, 2015

      Britain Stronger in Europe: The key figures in pro-EU campaign

      Britain Stronger in Europe, which launches on Monday, will be the key group trying to convince voters that the UK...

    36. September 14, 2015

      EE says it will rings the changes on poor customer service

      EE says its broadband customer service has not been good enough. No kidding. A staff member recently swore violently at...

    37. FT Alphaville

      September 10, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Checkouts closing, Morrison profits 35% off!

      It’s a mixed shopping bag of retailers’ results this morning, led by disappointing numbers from Wm Morrison. FT Opening...

    38. July 5, 2015

      Big-box retailers from Carpetright to Ikea turn to high street

      Since moving from Carpetright’s Croydon branch to a spruced-up “concept” store in Clapham, deputy store manager Atila...

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